July 21, 1919 – January 28, 2019
Iven Anker Pedersen passed away peacefully January 28, 2019 at the age of 99 — and a half, we would say, at Monashee Mews, Lumby, BC.
Iven was born in Denmark July 21, 1919 and came to Canada at the age of six with his parents and two sisters. They settled on a farm in Dahinda Saskatchewan. There, two more sisters were born.
Iven married Evelyn Robinson of Dahinda before deploying overseas. He was enlisted with the South Saskatchewan Regiment and left for World War ll.
Upon returning home from the war, their child Lynne was born on April 28, 1946.
Iven worked as a heavy duty mechanic all his life and the family ended up in Regina, SK where he worked for Minneapolis Moline and became a Service Manager for the company.
After retirement, Ev and Iven moved to Vernon, BC to be close to family. Many good times were had with friends and family. Travelling to Hawaii was at the top of their list, which they did many times.
Iven is predeceased by his wife Ev in 1994; brother-in-law Roy Robinson; sisters and brother-in-laws Del (Cal), Dot (Dave), Kay (John) and Gen (Al). Iven leaves behind his daughter Lynne and husband Chuck of Cherryville, BC; grandson Robert Frerichs (Nicole) of Calgary, AB, and granddaughter Jacqueline Tapia (Alin) of Port Coquitlam, BC; Great grandchildren Alejandro and Evangeline Tapia, Chase Frerichs, Chantell Berndt and Jocelyn Neaves (Devan). Great-great grandchildren Olivia, Hunter, and Mason Berndt and many nieces, nephews, and sister-in-law Dorothy Robinson.
After Ev’s passing, Iven’s happiest times were spent at Canterbury Court in Vernon. He had wandered through the construction of the 2X4’s and knew this place was for him. In 2002 dad moved in and lived a great life. When the time came and more care was needed, Iven moved to Monashee Mews in Lumby where he spent the last nine months. Here he was close to his daughter and family and great times were spent having coffee and lunch in Lumby with many friends.
Iven lived a very good, long life; “A gentleman and the best friend anyone could ever have.”
“Thank you, Dr. Arnold and staff, for always being there for my Mom and Dad. Big thanks to Canterbury Court and all the staff for making everything so special for my Dad. Also, in the last part of Dad’s life, thank you to everyone at Monashee Mews for being there for me and my Dad. We thank everyone from the bottom of our heart.”
Sincerely, Lynne Frerichs and family
A notification will follow, as we will hold a Celebration of Life this summer.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Vernon Funeral Home, Phone: 250 542 0155
Condolences may be offered at www.vernonfuneralhome.com
Vernon Funeral Home