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Klassen Scott

KLASSEN, Scott Mark

December 12, 1966 — April 21, 2017

Scott Mark Klassen was born in Quito, Ecuador on December 12, 1966 and passed away in Kelowna on April 21, 2017 at the age of 50. He is survived by his parents, Jacob and Mavis Klassen of Kelowna, BC; the mother of his children, Wendi Wright of Kelowna, BC; his son, Diego Klassen of Kelowna; his daughter, Diante Klassen of Kelowna; his brothers, Bruce Klassen and Kevin Klassen. Scott is remembered by the many people whose lives he impacted in his time in Ecuador, Regina, Winnipeg, Lake Country and Kelowna and on his many visits to his beloved Mexico with those he loved. He will be missed.

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  • Just want to say how we appreciated Scott and his work with the youth at Lake Country Alliance. Our son and daughter both appreciated his involvement at George Elliott Highschool with the youth. Van Essen Family

    Condolence sent by: Barb Van Essen on April 28, 2017 at 7:22 pm

  • Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Scott touched many people with his kindness towards others

    Condolence sent by: Laverne O'Connor on April 28, 2017 at 7:39 pm

  • I’m very sorry for your loss Diego and dia. Scott was like a second dad to me

    Condolence sent by: Maryanne canning on April 28, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    • Diego and Dia if you two ever need someone to talk to you can call or text me at 250-300-1888

      Condolence sent by: Maryanne canning on May 3, 2017 at 7:43 pm

  • A heart crushing loss for Scott’s kids who will feel this great loss deeply but carry their Dad’s heart with them daily, through out their lives. Condolences to the entire family. For all of us whose life’s Scott touched, we have memories of a man who lived in building deep relationships and challenged us to meaningful living.

    Condolence sent by: linda christie on April 29, 2017 at 5:52 am

  • Scott touched many lives here in Winnipeg. Our love to Wendy and family.

    Condolence sent by: Jack. & Pat Mulholland on April 29, 2017 at 7:54 am

  • Our hearts ache for the entire Klassen family who have been in our lives and hearts since 1962. Now so far away but not forgotten. May the peace of God fill your hearts with the firm assurance that Scott is in the presence of the King of Kings. You are covered with our prayers.

    Condolence sent by: Bruce & Lorenda Jackson on April 29, 2017 at 8:25 am

  • My sweet memories of Scotty are from long ago, many and fond. When we met at CBC in 1984, we were just kids, full of life and hope! I cheered for Scott on and off the court, and as his kind and laid-back friendship was a treasure. He was always a gentle-man.
    Love and Hugs to Mavis, Jake, Wendi, Diego, Diante, Bruce and Kevin, the extended family and friends who will miss Scotty too.

    Condolence sent by: Rhonda Wilson on April 29, 2017 at 8:46 am

  • So sorry for your family’s loss. I have wonderful memories of Scott and Wendi in Colima, Mexico. We had a lot of fun teaching English together and I’ll never forget how proud Scott was when little Diego was born. Q.E.P.D.

    Condolence sent by: Jodi Smith on April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm

  • To Scott’s family,
    Scott made a big difference in my life and many others. I was proud to have him as my TIER worker and friend. He will be greatly missed.

    Condolence sent by: Zoey Baer on April 29, 2017 at 8:44 pm

  • Sad by the news. Our hearts prayers go out to the family.
    He will be missed by all.
    May our Lords words be the strength and encouragement that you will need as you think on Scott and how he impacted your life.

    Condolence sent by: Peter n Bertha on April 30, 2017 at 6:19 am

  • Fond memories of Scott when he was our youth Pastor at TAC. My memories also include his gift of music and that great big smile.

    Condolence sent by: Joyce & Henry Lucy on April 30, 2017 at 9:19 am

  • We have fond memories as our youth Pastor at TAC. Also his great gift of music both instrumental and voice. And that great big smile!

    Condolence sent by: Joyce & Henry Lucy on April 30, 2017 at 9:24 am

  • Jake and Mavis,
    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear son Scott.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Abe and Heather Taves
    Vernon, B. C.

    Condolence sent by: Abe and Heather Taves on April 30, 2017 at 12:30 pm

  • To hear that Scott is gone makes my heart sad – he and Wendy impacted my life deeply as a youth in Winnipeg and have forever left their mark on me! Much love to Jake & Mavis, Wendy and the kids, and the whole family.

    Condolence sent by: Susan Kilbrai on April 30, 2017 at 1:09 pm

  • Dearest Jake and Mavis, Andy and I are so saddened by your news in the loss of your son and as you know can relate only too well. We pray for you all at this very difficult time but also know that He is there for you, He is your strength to lean on and survive this we know. Love and prayers for you and the family. Mo and Andy

    Condolence sent by: Maureen Mary Nyhuis on April 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm

  • From the first day of college when I met Scott in the registration line he was supportive, genuine and present. Scott proved to be an amazing friend who cared about everyone around him. Our journeys went in different directions over the years but I will always remember our time together. My deepest sympathy to family, friends and all those Scott touched in his short lifetime. Scott you will be missed!

    Condolence sent by: Bill Crassweller on April 30, 2017 at 9:20 pm

  • So soon, so unforgettable, so love. I will miss my dear Mexican brother. My deepest sympathy to Diego, Diante and all.

    Condolence sent by: JoséAntonio on May 1, 2017 at 8:51 am

  • Scott was so influential in his teaching and mentoring career in Colima, Mexico. I know as someone who taught the same kids that I was always scratching my head as to what Scott had that I didn’t. He was always so humble and receptive to ideas and was always great to talk to, watch sports with, or just have coffee with. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family at this time. I know he is missed and loved by so many, and I’m certain he is at peace and in a better place now.

    Condolence sent by: John Ball on May 1, 2017 at 9:37 am

  • We will miss you Scott.
    Diante, Diego, Wendy, remember you have a place in Mexico…just as Scott has it in our hearts.

    Condolence sent by: Gerardo Salas on May 1, 2017 at 10:32 am

  • Mavis & Jake, so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and condolences go out to you and your family at this difficult time. May our God sustain you and bring healing and comfort.

    Condolence sent by: Ben & Evelyn on May 1, 2017 at 10:37 am

  • Scott touched the life of so many people in Canada and Mexico and I wasn’t the exception. He was an amazing english teacher, a gifted person who spent the additional time withouth pay to help me reach my dream of becoming bilingual.
    I will always regret not making the effort to visit his family during the 9 years I lived in Calgary….. I remember Wendi walking the hallways of the Tec with baby Diego in her belly. He was so proud!
    Thank you Scott, thank you for changing my life and for your love of Mexico.
    Diego and Diante, you dont know me but my prayers are with you… your dad will be missed!

    Condolence sent by: Yolanda Bayardo on May 1, 2017 at 11:23 am

  • I too have many great memories of Scott when we were together sharing the experience of teaching in Colima. A great guy who will be missed.

    Condolence sent by: Kristi Lorentson on May 1, 2017 at 11:47 am

  • Our hearts go out to all of Scott’s family and friends. He was an important part in two of our kids lives as a youth pastor at L.C.A. May God hold you close as you grieve Scott’s passing. Love and prayers to all.

    Condolence sent by: Bill & Charene Flello on May 1, 2017 at 12:51 pm

  • Access Resources sends our deepest condolences to Scott’s family, the TIER Team and all the individuals supported by Scott. His enthusiasm and smile will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace Scott.

    Condolence sent by: Access Resources on May 1, 2017 at 2:04 pm

  • Wendy, Diego, Dian

    Desde Colima, México reciban un abrazo, están en mis oraciones. Scott fue mi tutor en la prepa Tec, un ejemplo de ser humano excepcional, maestro en toda la extensión de la palabra.

    Condolence sent by: Paola Ivette Rodríguez on May 1, 2017 at 2:05 pm

  • My thoughts and prayers go to the Klassen Family & friends
    I knew Scott as a youth Pastor in Lake Country Alliance Church . It was my privilege to work on his youth team as a leader . Lots of fun memories .he always took time to listen
    and cared

    Condolence sent by: Mabel Hutchinson on May 1, 2017 at 3:05 pm

  • My heart is so sad to hear of this news. There were a few years back at CBC when Scott was as dear as a little brother to me. I remember many conversations with him, watching him play basketball, and hanging out at his parent’s house on several occasions watching old Buster Keaton movies. He truly was one of the kindest, most gentle and caring people I’ve ever known. I am so sorry for your loss dear Klassen family.

    Condolence sent by: Sherry Derksen Brown on May 1, 2017 at 3:43 pm

  • My deepest condolences to Scott’s family, friends and co-workers. I met Scott through my daughter who is a client of TIER. He always had a smile…he will be so very missed.

    Condolence sent by: Donna & Allison Pitt on May 1, 2017 at 5:46 pm

  • Was wonderful to meet Scott and Wendy in Winnipeg at Transcona Alliance Church. So sorry for your family, you were a wonderful person and I know you will leave a big hole in your family. We all have to appreciate the time we have to spend with our loved ones and be thankful for it. Thank the Lord, that death has been defeated

    Condolence sent by: Clint Delwo on May 1, 2017 at 7:52 pm

  • Wendy, Diego and Dia,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Scott was my english teacher during my “diplomado” and also in highschool in Colima. Scott was the best english teacher and person. I perfectionate my english and pronunciation thanks to Scott. He was the best english teacher and have the best memories of him.He was such a great guy! I was only a teen but he impacted my life in a very positive way. Thank you Scott for loving Mexico so much! You will be missed!
    I am so sorry for your loss Klassen Family.

    Condolence sent by: Paulina Cuevas on May 1, 2017 at 8:14 pm

  • Wendy …recibe todo nuestro cariño para ti y tus hijos , esten ciertos que esta en un lugar privilegiado … un beso ….

    Condolence sent by: Gustavo y Sofia michel on May 1, 2017 at 9:44 pm

  • Scott was one of my best friends at the Alliance Academy in Quito, Ecuador. He made me into a better basketball player. He showed me how to do some moves (around the back, under the leg and make a lay up). He died too young. I didn´t get to see him ever again after the 80´s when his family left Ecuador. Scott, you will be remembered for the kind, gentle, honest great man you were ever since you were a kid. I know you weren´t a man yet, but you had manly values. Thanks for some great family vacations together in Los Cerros. Thanks for being cool when others were just plain weird. Love you – Say HI to my mom in heaven. She can be your dorm mom until the rest of us get up there.


    Condolence sent by: Rich Brown on May 2, 2017 at 8:25 am

  • Even though I only knew Scott for a few years while working with him at Lake County Church and as my daughter’ Youth Pastor back in the early 2000, i still recall memories of his deep caring and passionate character. He represented Jesus in a way that I am sure God is pleased. Thank you to his parents and siblings for allowing God use Scott for building His Kingdom.

    Condolence sent by: Cindy Durck on May 2, 2017 at 9:02 am

  • Very sad to learn of Scotty’s passing. Many fond memories at CBC and dorm life, late night talks and the Scott Klassen Fan Club.
    Dean Klassen.

    Condolence sent by: Dean Klassen on May 2, 2017 at 9:25 am

  • Jake, Mavis, Bruce and Kevin,
    We are so sorry for your loss (our loss). Scotch was a good little buddy at the time we were together in Quito, Ecuador. Bruce was playing ball for me, Kevin was one of the best managers I ever had and little Scotch was their best cheerleader. I appreciate listening to the funeral and hearing all of the great things Scott did and how his life impacted many young people as well as adults. There was once upon a time we thought we were coming to CBC. I might have had the opportunity of coaching Scotch. I know Bevan has tons of memories she’d like to share but is not with me right now. We are looking forward to our call tonight 5/1/2017 at 7:00 pm your time. Our love and prayers are with you and the guys. I just buried my brother on April 10. I officiated his home-going. Love you all!

    Condolence sent by: Vern and Bevan Howard on May 2, 2017 at 2:54 pm

  • To Jake & Mavis, Scott’s Family & Friends.
    My heart hurts for your loss. As a classmate at CBC and while we were both being mentored through the Ordination process by John Healey in Winnipeg I had a great respect for Scott. He was ever gracious and engaging, a valuable life.
    Grace & Peace to you in these days as you celebrate his life, mourn his loss and live in this new reality.

    Condolence sent by: Greg Dermody on May 2, 2017 at 7:08 pm

  • diago & dia what ever i can do to help please let me knw
    778 478 0244

    Condolence sent by: wayne melvin on May 2, 2017 at 8:33 pm

  • Dear Klassen’s,
    Aveces no hay palabras…. just not sure what to say at a time like this…. here goes my best try… floods of childhood memories of a family that were truly our extended family growing up, I am eternally grateful for klassen boy handmedowns, they came complete with name tags sown on in true dorm fashion. :). I can only pray you are given that peace that passes understanding. Loved seeing this service video, Scott seemed like deep waters at times, and yet depicted that old wise CBC speaker who talked of maximum impact for God, indeed I am impacted. Wish our kids could meet, my oldest two are about the same ages I think, should the younger gen Klassen’s visit Ecuador, especially Manta, please don’t be shy and give us a holler.
    Rev. 21:4
    He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.

    Condolence sent by: Allan Jackson on May 2, 2017 at 9:01 pm

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