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PACKER, Clayton

With profound sadness, we announce Clayton’s passing into the presence of Jesus on Friday, June 17, 2016 at the age of 60. He will be missed by his loving wife Sandra, son Garrett (Chelcee) of Peachland, BC, daughter Trisha (Will) Martin of West Kelowna, BC, son Dustin of Kelowna, BC, grandchildren Chloe, Makai, Logan, Iver and Lexie, sister Barb (Bob) Folvik of Lake Country, BC, his step-mom Alice Packer of Armstrong, BC and his step-siblings Jake Duursma, John (Suzie) Duursma, Annette (Wes) Burdon, Dorothy (Mark) Purdey, Tim (Liza) Duursma, David Duursma and extended family. Predeceased by his parents Cecil and Eleanor.

Beloved husband, father, brother, Pastor and friend.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Emmanuel Church, 2600 Hebert Rd, West Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Emergency Relief & Development Overseas, www.erdo.ca, Emmanuel Church: Building Fund http://emmanuelchurch.life/

Vernon Family Church: The Ark Outreach https://vernonfamilychurch.wordpress.com/church-events/the-ark/, Summit Pacific College, https://www.summitpacific.ca/secure/donation.php,Muscular Dystrophy Canada, https://muscle.akaraisin.com/Donation/Event/DonationType.aspx?seid=3775&mid=48, Kelowna General Hospital, https://www.interiorhealth.ca/FindUs/_layouts/FindUs/info.aspx?type=Location&loc=Kelowna%20General%20Hospital&svc=&ploc, Zach & Megan Wylie (PAOC Missions) https://paoc.org/donate/zachmeganwylie, Matt & Sandra Duffy (UCM) http://ucmokanagan.com/giving/

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Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Emmanuel Church

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Service Information

Service Details

The service for PACKER, Clayton is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Emmanuel Church

2600 Hebert Road West Kelowna, BC


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  • Laurie & Darlene Van Kleek says:

    Dear Sandra and Family,

    Heartfelt sympathy for you in your loss of a husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. May our God of all encouragement and comfort fill your heart with his love, peace and presence!

    Laurie & Darlene

  • Tony Essex says:

    Hello Sandra,
    I was deeply saddened to learn of Clayton’s passing : sad not for him, because he is now in Jesus’ nearer presence. But saddened for you and your loved ones, as you now move forward without his presence and love. You personally have been such an example of encouragement and strength to me and so very many others as you cared for Clayton in his season of need.
    I wanted to write and let you know that you and your family are in my prayers, and to assure you that you are in our Lord’s loving arms and care. May you sense His presence in a very real way at this time.

    Tony Essex

  • Jim & Marci Falconer says:

    Dearest Sandra ~ we are so touched with hearing of the loss of your dearly loved husband and Grandpa. Our hearts go out to you and we surround you with our love and support. We care about your loss and pray for the Lord to bring you and all the family, a wonderful touch of comfort and peace. We celebrate Clayton’s life and his Saviour and rejoice that he is healed and whole, and enjoying the joys of heaven. Much love and God bless you all.

  • Ted @ Chris Boodle says:

    Dear Sandra and Family
    So sorry for you loss. Chris and I deeply respected Clayton. He was a good man. Our respect, love and prayers are with all of you. Clayton is lost to time but home for all eternity. We’ll meet again. God be with you as you grieve his loss.
    Ted & Chris

  • Mary Ann Spielmacher says:

    Dear Sandra….
    Very saddened to hear of Clayton’s passing. His faithfulness, strength and courage will always stand out in our minds, as well as your kindness and thoughtfulness. May God be with you and your family during this difficult time. Love and prayers,
    Mary Ann

  • Kathy Zelman says:

    My dear friend Sandra:
    I am praying and trusting that the tangible presence of Jesus is carrying you and your family right now and through these most difficult early days. It is times like these we feel the hope of heaven near, yet the realities of earth are being experienced. Praying God will fill you, Rom. 15:13. We will not forget Clayton, he impacted me! Love, Kathy Zelman

  • Bob & Irene Balehowsky says:

    Sandra and family…..our thoughts and prayers are with you…wishing we could be there on Saturday but we are in Edmonton from the 23-27……we will be thinking of you all on Saturday at the memorial service…we are so sorry for your loss…Clayton was loved and will be missed by many….he was always such an encourager and always made feel better and leave with a smile….may God’s grace give you strength at this time…we pray you will have peace and comfort at this time…sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship…Bob & Irene

  • Bryan Colbourne says:

    Dear Sandra and family,
    We are saddened by the news of Clayton’s passing. May you experience the comfort that comes from the Great Comforter who knows your loss and pain and grieves with you. He alone knows what you feel and pours His love and grace into your hearts.
    Grace and peace,
    Bryan and Joy Colbourne

  • Joanne Pepper says:

    Sandra: How I remember joyous and meaningful times together with you and Clayton at WPBC and beyond. As servants of the Lord, you and Clayton have been a faithful example to so many! In this hour, may you know both the nearness of Jesus in your spirit, and the approval of the Father over Clayton’s well-invested life. Much love, Joanne Pepper

  • Dean and Melanie McDonald says:

    Dear Sandra and family,
    Our hearts and prayers are extended to each family member during this time. We appreciate your faithful ministry and testimony of Jesus that you have invested into the lives of so many people. When Trisha was one our summer interns, she modeled the fun, love and joy of your family. I’m praying for you Trisha. May the Lord grant His comfort, love and peace in your loss of Clayton. Love, Dean and Melanie

  • John and Carrie Coughlan says:

    May the Lord’s presence make a difference in your lives, Sandra and family, as you go through this difficult
    time. We appreciated Clayton and his contribution to the Kingdom of God through many years of suffering physically.
    May much comfort from our heavenly Father be your experience.

  • Terry and Barb Giesbrecht says:

    Dear Sandra and family, Our hearts are so saddened with Clayton’s passing! Such a wonderful friend for 47 years! So happy to have shared a few memories with him the Sunday before he went to be with the Lord. Life is so short! What we do for the Lord is really what matters. Clayton did well! He impacted many lives for His glory! Our prayers are for you and the family. May the Lord help you and strengthen you, give you peace, and wrap His loving arms around you and direct you from this day forward. We love you very much. Hugs and prayers,

  • Darlene and Merv Komant says:

    Dear Sandra and Family.
    May God hold each one of you tight and May Gods presence be with you all during this time.
    Our Deepest Condolences.

  • Bill and Rose Kukucska says:

    Sandra and family, Our prayers are with you at this time of sorrow but also rejoicing. We know he will be missed so much by those who loved him but we rejoice knowing that he is now in heaven with his Lord and saviour, Jesus Christ.

  • Rosemarie Kowalski says:

    Dearest Sandra:
    Can’t even begin to say how much we love you and mourn Clayton’s passing. I have many good memories of you lovebirds in Harmonnaires and later, how tenderly you cared for him at the reunion. So glad you made that possible for us all. Thank you.

    May the Lord comfort you with his Presence and may the love of family and friends surround you. Sending love and prayers. Wish I could join in person but instead … my heartfelt condolences to you and yours. Rosemarie

  • Ron and Ardella Alder says:

    Dear Sandra, Sorry to hear of Pastor Clayton’s passing, we have good memories of having you as our pastors at Alexis Park church. May God be very near during this time .

  • Jeff and Pat Beck says:

    Dear Sandra and family,
    No matter how life goes, we’re never quite ready to say good bye. We will miss Clayton and the great sense of humour, love for you, God and life he had. It goes without saying that we’re praying for you. We know that God will give you the power of his presence as you go through the valley of the shadow of death.
    Jeff and Pat Beck

  • Perry and Sandi Stang says:

    Dear Sandra and family,
    Sandi and I are sending all our love and prayers. Clayton left his footprints on so many hearts. I have so many fond memories of working with Clayton. His humor, his insight his sincere heart will never be forgotten. Winston Churchill said,
    “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” Clayton gave his best to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and to so many of us who loved him.
    With much love
    Perry and Sandi Stang

  • Grace and Damian says:

    Dear Sandra and family,
    We were so sad to hear of Pastor Clayton’s passing but rejoice knowing that he is with his Saviour. He always made us feel welcome and we have those first memories when we moved here and you both came to visit. He always had an encouraging word for us. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Grace & Damian

  • Ruth Nordstrom-Young says:

    Dear Sandra and family; I was saddened to read of your loss in the paper today. I am sending you my deepest sympathy and will be praying for you and your family as you journey through this. Sending love and hugs and many prayers ❤

  • Stephen Knoll says:

    Sandra: our love and prayers to you and your family across the miles from Laramie, Wyoming to Kelowna!! Clayton was a gentle and gracious servant of the Lord with such a pure heart!!! May Gods strength and comfort be your portion!!!! Stephen Knoll

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  • Lesley Ross says:

    I remember Clayton well. My husband Bob and I attended Houston Pentecostal church for several years.. My sincere condolences to Sandra and family.
    Lesley Ross.

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