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PAVAN, Owen Andrea

April 29, 2004 — November 4, 2023

Owen Andrea Pavan, 19, passed away at his home in Kelowna, BC, surrounded by loved ones on November 4, 2023, after a courageous three-and-a-half-year battle with cancer.

Owen was born on April 29, 2004, in Kelowna to Jennifer and Luigi.  Soon after, he was introduced to some of his lifelong friends within the “Baby Group”. He attended Dorthea Walker and Chute Lake Elementary schools and graduated from Okanagan Mission Secondary School, where he had the joy of meeting other great friends. Owen had a mix of qualities that endeared him to all: He was known for his goofiness, wide smile, thoughtfulness, and kindness.  His laid-back and easy-going nature made him approachable to all and did not betray his shyness.  He carried a touch of stubbornness borne from his desire for self-reliance.  He was modest and did not seek attention.

Owen found his true joy spending all four seasons outdoors, especially when he was fishing, camping, and skiing.  He loved working on projects, from building a shed in the backyard, to wood working at school, and building forts with friends. He played soccer for many years with Okanagan Mission Youth Soccer and hockey with Kelowna Minor Hockey, where he was described as an incredible teammate, leader, and friend.  Owen was especially proud of attending the U15 Tier 3 Provincial Championship in Port Hardy. When not being active, Owen could be found passing his time engaged in a spirited game of CS Go, Rainbow 6 Siege, War of Thunder, or other video games with his friends. Above all, he loved spending time chatting with friends and his extensive family.

Owen belongs to a loving family who will miss him dearly, including his parents; brothers, Liam and Jonah; grandparents, Doug and Colleen Jones; along with many aunts, uncles, Zios, a Zia and many cousins. Baxter is going to miss Owen the way only a four-legged companion and friend can.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and Owen’s palliative care team (including Dr Rassekh, Dr Francois, Dr MacKenzie-Feder, Dr Verhelst, and Rachel Neufeld) for the expert care and consideration Owen and his family received during this difficult experience.

Jennifer, Luigi, Liam, and Jonah would like to thank their friends and family for supporting them through Owen’s journey, especially grandparents Doug and Colleen, who were always there when needed.

Memorial donations may be sent to BC Cancer – Kelowna – Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern InteriorCanuck Place Children’s Hospice, or BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

A Memorial Service will be held to honour Owen on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2023, at 4:00 PM (PST), at SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME: 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2023, at 4:00 PM (PST)


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The service for PAVAN, Owen Andrea is scheduled for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 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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  • shelley kenney says:

    Our thoughts and prayers to the Pavan family. We will always cherish that time in Port Hardy with all the boys. Owen was such a great kid and a great hockey player. Much love to your family. Love the Kenneys

  • Steve Morissette says:

    Kelly & I are so very sorry for your families’ loss it is heartbreaking. We hope that time will heal your loss and you can move forward thankful for the time you had with him.

  • Catherine and John Kidd says:

    Jennifer, Luigi, Colleen, Doug and all of your family. We are so sorry to hear of Owen’s passing. We cannot imagine how heartbreaking this is. We fondly remember meeting Owen and all of your family 11 years ago at the wedding. What is so memorable was Owen and his brothers amazing energy and skill during the dancing. We also fondly remembering him and his skill on the soccer field. Our condolences to you all.
    Catherine and John Kidd.

  • Carol Wade says:

    Jennifer and family and Doug and Colleen. It is heartbreaking to hear that you have lost your beautiful son Owen. Such a tragic loss. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Carol and Garry Wade

  • Raquel Seymour says:

    I did not know Owen, but his auntie Adrienne spoke of him lovingly many times. I am most moved by the strength and love of his family that through his struggle, showed such courage and compassion as well as in ultimate love for him, to rally together. Even through this loss of a beautiful human being, there was such raw beauty in togetherness. I am forever changed by knowing that a family pulled together to be love and peace at such a trying time. My heartfelt condolences to you all.
    Much Love, Raquel

  • Dulce says:

    Jennifer and family sending you a heartfelt of sadness for your loss. I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting Owen but I know in my heart he was a wonderful man and was very fortunate to have great parents and family in his life. 🤍

  • Franco & Melanie Balletta says:

    Dear Pavan Family,
    Our sincerest condolences — there are no words to express how heart broken we are for all of you – know that you have been in our thoughts & prayers. 🙏🏻

  • Nicole McAndrew says:

    Pavan Family. I am so sorry for your loss. You are a wonderful family who loves and supports each other. I know this quality will help through these heart breaking times. We will all remember him and send you all our deepest condolences.

  • Steven & Chantel Pavelich says:

    Our deepest sympathies for your loss and wishing you and your family peace during this difficult time.

  • Sarah and Lance Couture says:

    We’re so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending our heartfelt sympathy and condolences.

  • Cheryl Gallamore says:

    I am so very saddened to read of Owens passing. Please know my heart goes out to all at this time. May all your wonderful memories bring healing consolation. Sincerely yours, Cheryl

  • Michele Adams says:

    I am so deeply sorry for you in the loss of your son, my thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

  • Donna and Anamarie Senese, and Andy Schwab says:

    Dear Jennifer, Luigi and family, we are all so very saddened to learn of Owen’s passing and have fond memories from daycare together, such a sweet boy! We hope you can also find some comfort and peace in the days ahead. Much love to you all.

  • Tess Fillmore says:

    Words cannot accurately express the depth of emotion I feel for all of you. May you find some peace, and rest in love with your wonderful family through this journey.
    Many blessings,
    Tess – xo

  • Jeremy, Teresa, Eli Harris and family says:

    There are no words to adequately express our sadness. Owen will always be remembered as a fantastic teammate with seemingly unending enthusiasm, energy, and a wrist shot that was the envy of all. More importantly, he was a young man of integrity, kindness, and passion. We are so grateful that we were able to share so many amazing times with him and the Pavan family.

  • Donna & Antonio Giovannini says:

    Our deepest condolences go out to the entire Pavan family. We are thinking of you in these difficult times.
    Donna & Antonio Giovannini

  • Gordon & Mary Deadmarsh says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Owen’s passing. Our sympathy’s to you and your families. Our grandson played hockey with Owen in the leagues.
    Gordon & Mary Deadmarsh

  • Noha says:

    What awfully sad news. Our hearts and thoughts are with you through this incredibly sad time. Our condolences to you Luigi and Jen and family – Noha and Andy

  • Rose Dugaro says:

    My deepest condolences to you and your family through this difficult time. My prayers that you may find strength in one another and through the love of your family and friends.

  • Rose Dugaro says:

    Deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Saying prayers that you may find strength thorough one another and through the love of family and friends.

  • Wade MacPherson says:

    Luigi, Jen and family,
    Truly heartbroken upon hearing of Owen’s passing. Our deepest and heartfelt condolences go out to you during these most difficult of times.

  • Maureen Wiley says:

    May your many cherished memories bring comfort and healing during these difficult days. You are all in heart and in my prayers.

  • Cheryl & Chris Mayner says:

    Sending our deepest condolences. Thinking of you and all your family during this difficult time … thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cherish all the wonderful memories ❤️
    Chris,Cheryl,Kyle & Oakley Mayner

  • Ethan Pasitney says:

    My condolences to Luigi, Jen, the rest of their family and friends. It was heartbreaking to hear the news, I had grown up with him in Elementary School at CLE and was beside him during graduation in OKM. He was a kind, loving and a super smart person. Sending thoughts, prayers and love for everyone that knew him and was close.

  • John & Kerri Postill says:

    Sending love, hugs and prayers to you all. An unimaginable loss. May the love of family and friends carry you during this time and in the days and years ahead. xox

  • Ray and Pauline Waruk says:

    We extend our deepest and heartfelt condolence on the loss of your son Owen. May warm memories surround you and your family and bring you comfort.

  • Chris Hoppe &! says:

    To the Pavan family,
    Thank you for making this Memorial Service available for those who were unable to attend in person. It was a beautiful service for a beautiful soul. Our deepest condolences for your loss.

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