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MONAHAN, Ivor Buchanan

Ivor passed away on August 17, 2019 at the age of 82. He leaves behind his loving wife Rita Monahan; his daughters Wendy (Warren) Heppner and Kelly Pritchard; grandchildren Leah (Joel) Marsh, Tyla Heppner (Chet Walker), Joey Young (Breanne Tucker), Ruth Pritchard, Sarah Pritchard; and great grandchildren Tanner and Brett Marsh, and Lucas, Zoe and Callie Heppner. Also fondly remembered by his siblings Pat Beasley, Emmy (Ned) Colgan, and Thomas (Norma) Monahan.  He was predeceased by his parents Vern and Hilda Monahan; his brother-in-law Phillip Braaksma; and sister-in-law Dorothy Clark.

Ivor loved his wife of 61 years, Rita, with all his heart. He loved to travel, golf, and sail. One of his favourite pastimes was to work with wood in his workshop making gifts & games for friends and family.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the Palliative Care Nurses that came to his home and the staff at Hospice on Ethel.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Springfield, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice House Central Okanagan, hospicehousekelowna.com, or BC Cancer, www.bccancer.bc.ca. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.


Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for MONAHAN, Ivor Buchanan is scheduled for Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Rd. Kelowna, BC


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  • Ron and LaVerne Clarke says:

    Rita to you and your family we are sending our deepest sympathy

  • Ron and Terri Ganczar says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Rita and family.
    We will cherish the memories of Ivor, and his many fun stories.


    RITA AND FAMILY My thoughts are with you at this time Rember only the good times

  • Vern Ackland says:

    Rita – We are sad that you are having to cope with a great loss – the love of your life ! We feel this loss big time as Ivor was my friend “forever”. Mr. Nice Guy and you will always be in our most loving thoughts. Best ! Vern & Gisele

  • Ed and Pauline says:

    We are very sorry for your loss Aunt Rita. Ed has fond memories of Uncle Ivor. He is be deeply missed.

  • Lorne & Joanne Monahan says:

    Rita, Wendy and Kelly,
    Please accept our condolences on your loss of a wonderful husband and father. For us, Ivor was more than just a cousin, he was also a beloved friend.
    Lorne & Joanne Monahan

  • John Pritchard says:

    As Ruth and Sarah’s father, my condolences go out to you Rita and Wendy and your entire family at Ivor’s passing but he’s in the arms of Jesus now and he led a full and hearty life filled with joy and love. You all have my sympathy and condolences at this time. John

  • Tina Moore (Moman) says:

    Condolences to all members of his family. I remember his woodworking skills and his stories. He had a wonderful laugh. He will be missed ❤️ Rest In Peace Uncle Ivor. xoxoxo

  • Harold Dagenais & Mary Lou Moir says:

    Dear Rita and family, Our heartfelt sympathies as you mourn the loss of a wonderful man.
    We cherish our times together in Yuma and as our guests at our home and local golf course.
    May you find peace and love of family, friends and God at this sad time.

  • Rene & Sandra Hebert says:

    Dear Rita, Wendy, Kelly and all your Family, please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers today… we are so sorry to lose our long time friend, we have over 60 years of wonderful memories of times shared with you… Rest In Peace Dear Ivor… Love Rene and Sandy

  • Angela Heppner says:

    Sending love from me and my family ❤️ My thoughts will be with you today! I know how hard it is to lose your Dad👍❤️🙏

  • Pauline Hampson says:

    Dearest Rita, Wendy & Kelly and their spouses children. My deepest condolences at your loss. Ivor was one of the finest friends I had. He deeply loved his wife, kids and doted on his grandchildren, which he displayed in his wood carvings. I think of today as a celebration of Ivor’s life and legacy. May the Lord Jesus Christ bless and comfort every family member as only He can do. Love and hugs Pauline Hampson

  • Katie Barr says:

    I will miss you Uncle and God Father my thoughts and prayers are with you Auntie Rita

  • Brenda & Hugh Broughton says:

    Hugh and Brenda we are so very sorry for your loss of such a good husband,father and grandfather.

  • Lorna Tremonti says:

    We are so sad to hear of Uncle Ivor’s passing. He always had a smile and time for a game with any of the cousins! We play his dice game often! Please know we are thinking of you. The service was beautiful. Lorna and Albert, Jay and Carlye Tremonti

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