We Remember

MICHAELI, Eithan Sylvain

November 13, 2001 — April 19, 2023

With great sorrow, we announce the passing of Eithan Michaeli, born November 13, 2001, and died April 19, 2023. Gone too soon.

Born and raised in Kelowna, BC, Eithan had a heart for adventure and loved to travel. He visited many countries and enjoyed experiencing the sights and cultures of the places he visited. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, hiking, skiing, and being in nature with friends and family. He had a passion for music, both for listening to various genres and for creating his own.

Eithan had a vibrant personality and cared deeply for those important to him. He will be greatly missed by his parents, Catherine Sylvain and Izak Michaeli; his brother Ilan; and many close family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Freedom’s Door, www.freedomsdoorkelowna.com.

A Memorial Service was held to honour Eithan.  If you were unable to attend in person, a recording is available to view (see below).

If you wish to send a condolence, post photos, or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.


FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2023, at 4:00 PM (PST)


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Service Details

The service for MICHAELI, Eithan Sylvain is scheduled for FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2023, at 4:00 PM (PST). Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Marcelle Goldstein says:

    So incredibly sorry for your great loss.
    I’d like to extend condolences to everyone that knew and loved Eithan. May you all find solace in all of the beautiful years spent with him.
    Rest in Eternal Peace Eithan
    Warm regards,
    Marcelle Goldstein

  • Louise Drolet Sylvain says:

    Très chère Catherine, Ilan et Izak, quelle terrible perte pour votre famille! Nos cœurs sont transpercés de chagrin . Eithan continuera à vivre dans nos cœurs jusqu’à la fin des temps car il vit maintenant dans la lumière de Dieu! Bon courage à vous tous qu’il aimait! Affectueusement, Louise et Antoine ❤️🤍♥️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Mike, Jane & Liam Greenhough says:

    Please accept our condolences on your loss of Eithan. We will remember our many laughs and days together on the soccer pitch.
    Play on Eithan. You will be missed.
    The Greenhough’s

    • Braeden Cangiano says:

      Truely an amazing person. Sending my condolences for such an unfortunate loss. I must appreciate the amazing times I had with you and I’m so glad I got the chance to make so many cherish-able memories with Eithan: He lit up the room around him and put a smile on everyone’s face , something we’ll never forget. You Will be deeply missed Eithan, love you always. Rest in peace brother. – Braeden

  • Lise & Jacques Gilbert says:

    Chers Louise & Antoine,
    Acceptez nos sincères condoléances dans cette affligeante épreuve…. Nos prières vous accompagnent. Lise & Jacques Gilbert

  • Yolande Dorion says:

    Quelle épreuve ! Je pense souvent à vous qui pleurez cet être cher perdu si toty
    Mes prières vous accompagnent.,

  • Kayleigh Marchand says:

    I had the pleasure of getting to know Eithan in middle school during our exchange trip with students from École De L’Anse-Au-Sable. We had a great group of students, had lots of laughs & many great memories were made in just those short few weeks. I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts & prayers from Nova Scotia to everyone who knew & loved Eithan.

  • Lois says:

    May the love of family and friends support you as you walk the path of grief

  • Tammy,Dan and Andrew King says:

    We send our heartfelt condolences to you Catherine and family ….we all had so much fun during our soccer days. We will cherish all the great memories of Ethan .Sending you lots of love ❤️

  • Michaeli Alex Avram says:

    Please accept my condolences and incredible sorry on your loss off Eithan. I am crying together with you.

  • Dan Anat and Amit Goldberger says:

    Dear Itzik & Family my heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Wishing you the best and know you have my full support in every moment. I am thinking of you and your family and sending caring thoughts your way to support you through this.💔

  • Avraham says:

    I am very sorry about your loss.
    Though I may be far away, know that my spirit is with you. I will call you in the next days.
    With sympathy Avi

  • Jean Sausen says:

    Dear Catherine, Louise, Antoine and all who knew and loved Michaëli, My thoughts and prayers have been with you from the minute Louise phoned to tell me of Michaeli ‘s death. Words cannot express my sorrow. Please know that I will be celebrating his life along with all of you this afternoon via livestream. En toute amitié, Jean Sauen Parent xxxx

  • Lise and Jacques says:

    To Louise & Antoine, and family
    Please accept our deepest condolences for this sad event in your lives. May our prayers accompany you in this sad event.

  • Lise and Jacques Gilbert says:

    To Louise & Antoine, and family
    Please accept our deepest condolences for this sad event in your lives. May our prayers accompany you in this sad event.

  • Lucie Clément says:

    Très chère Catherine, nos pensées sont avec toi et Ilian et Izak en cette période difficile. Nous t’offrons cette belle citation de Victor Hugo:  « Tu n’es plus là où tu étais, mais tu es partout là où je suis »
    Lucie et Claude

  • Isabelle Guay says:

    Catherine, Izak, quelle tristesse, quelle perte incommensurable. Ilan, la perte d’un frère crée un trou béant qui était loin d’être prévu. Cet espace demeurera toutefois plein de lui pour toujours, et il t’accompagnera partout où tu le voudras bien. Tu peux le chérir, le garder près de toi, l’engueuler, l’interroger, lui demander conseil, il est maintenant ton ange gardien.

  • Dean Desrosieres says:

    Catherine, we have been friends for a short time, and when you spoke of Eithan, your soul lit up with love and pride, and this news is so very hard to hear. Our most sincere condolences to you and your family at this time. Words seem too small yet please carry in your heart our thoughts of love, support and strength for you at this time. Dean

  • Claudette Jean-Pierre Cantin says:

    Nous aurons aimé être avec toi,ma belle Catherine..Nous serons là avec toi sûrement .tout en t’offrant nos plus sincères sympathies 💐 touts les personnes qui t’aiment de loin ou de près nous t’offrons beaucoup d’énergies et de courage pour cette journée très difficile .Avec tout mon affection Claudette et ma petite famille.🙏🍀🌹❤️☀️🦋

  • Joanne Mariutti says:

    Such sad news. So sorry for the tragic loss of your son and brother. May you find love, comfort and support through all who knew and loved him.
    Love Joanne xo

  • Helene says:

    Je suis avec vous dans ces moments terribles, il vous accompagnera pour la suite car il vous aimait et vous l’aimiez aussi. Courage il est toujours là. Hélène ♥️

  • Dinovski Family says:

    Dear Itzik, Catherine and Ilan,
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of Eithan.
    There are no words to describe the sorrow we feel in our hearts. We had the opportunity to meet you recently as an adult, you’ve become such a wonderful person, you left such a positive impression on all of us, You were kind and had spread your energy and big smile around you, you were the center of the room all the time and were meant to do great things.
    We love you and miss you and are broken-hearted, you’ll never be forgotten in our memories and hearts.


    Ma chère Catherine, mon coeur pleure pour toi dans cette immense douleur… Quelle belle cérémonie pour Eithan. Même si je le connaissais peu, j’ai découvert cette belle personne qui continuera de nous habiter pour toujours. Qu’il repose paisiblement dans nos souvenirs. Mes sympathies a vous tous, famille et amis!

  • Suzanne Blouin says:

    À toi, Catherine, a Ytsik, à Ylan, à Louise, Antoine et toute la famille. Que la paix revienne en nos coeurs malgré le non-sens de cette tragédie. Courage, confiance, solidarité, amour. Toutes mes sympathies.

  • Nathalie Gagnon says:

    Très chère cousine, Louise, Antoine, Ilan, Isak et toute la famille. Je vous transmets mes sincères condoléances. Aucun mot ne peut vous réconforter aujourd’hui mais je vous envoies mes pensées et toute mon affection dans ces moments de grande tristesse… Nathalie xox

  • Noam Shalit says:

    Even though I’ve only known Eithan for 4 months I’ve come to know him like a brother. We spent every day and night together for 2 weeks on our birthright trip to Israel. Eithan was such a kind soul and befriended everyone around him; he was always smiling and laughing. I work in audio engineering, and about a month ago Eithan reached out to me for advice, and I started to show him the ropes. I am deeply saddened I wasn’t able to finish teaching him as he seemed so passionate in perusing this field. I offer my deepest condolences to Eithan’s family, the loss of such a pure soul is a tragedy.


  • Alexis Salem says:

    Sending all my love to Eithan’s family at this time, I only knew Eithan for a short time but the memories him and I created will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Eithan❤️

  • Alina Markhasin says:

    I met Eithan on my recent birthright trip back in December. Immediately at the airport, you could tell that he was such a fun, caring, and kind person. For the very short amount of time that I knew him for, I am so glad I got to meet him. Truly one of the very few people in this world that you could feel a connection and friendship with right away. He is and will always be so dearly missed. One of my fond memories with him was having ice cream together in Tel Aviv and walking around the beach. We love you Eithan, rest in peace. My condolences go out to all of his family and friends.

  • Zack Layton says:

    I’m so deeply sorry for your loss. I was one of Eithan’s Birthright leaders this past December on his trip to Israel and I had the honour of getting to know him for over 10 days. He was an incredible person that brought so much joy and passion to our group. His love was infectious and it was clear to me that he was the heart and soul of our trip. I’ll cherish the memories that I have with him for the rest of my life. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  • Karen Tilley says:

    As a mother & grandmother, the pain of losing a child is unbearable. Your letter to Eithan was so heartfelt & touching. May your soul slowly heal with the support of family and your precious memories of your son.
    With deepest sympathy & love, Karen xo

  • Gadi cohen says:

    Dear Catherine,Itzik,Ilan
    Ther are not enough word’s in this world that could express the huge loss of EITHAN !!!!
    catherine and itzik my dears 21 years ago you brought to this world an Angel !!!
    Beautiful handsome sensitive loving boy EITHAN MICHAELI❤
    Eithan was a person that you ador from the first second you meet…
    I loved your personality from the first moment your dad and me met you at sheraton hotel in tel- aviv on the taglit program ..
    A week after we went to sina egypt -after along trip of 7 hour drive in my jeep -you wher so happy..
    During all the trip you called your dad “ABA” -it was so sweet to hear it over and over again…you loved your mom your dad and brother grand mother and pap you kept talking about them all the time….how you love them and loved the food they are making when you come every time to israel …
    For one week we traveld togther to a trip in sinai
    i hope itzik and me wher giving you every thing you need to enjoy and to have fun!!! i heard you did !!!
    Eithan you promist me to visit israel again !!! you wanted so much to visit EILAT and we agreed on that…eithan you leaved as an huge hole in ower heart’s…i wish it is only a bad dream !!!
    I really loved you like my best bady like my best freind and also like my son !!!
    you had so much talent and so meny dreams to fulfill !!!
    EITHAN i will remmember you forever !!!
    Rest in Peace my freind !!!😍❤😍

  • Anne Savard Harvey says:

    Chère Catherine, Louise, Antoine et à toute votre famille ! Je vous offre tous mes sincères condoléances et/ qu’on pense à vous et on partage votre peine. Ceux qu’on aime vivent, viveront toujours en nous! May you find the strength, peace, love!

  • Karen, David, Kama, Maya, Sela says:

    Chers Catherine, Izak & Elan, nos sincères condoléances. On reconnaît l’immensité de la perte de votre fils et de votre frère, Eithan. Nous pensons à vous et nous gardons nos souvenirs chéris des années passées ensemble à l’AUS.
    Karen, David, Kama, Maya, Sela

  • Pierre Sylvain says:

    Chers Catherine, Louise et Antoine,
    Mes condoléances les plus vives dans ce moment tragique.
    Pierre Sylvain

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