Kelvin John (Kel) Ladyka
Kel was born on May 16th, 1957 in Invermere, BC and passed away suddenly on April 4th,
2010 in the Kelowna General Hospital at the age of 52 years. He was an amazing man with
an infectious smile and a wam hug for all of those he called a friend.
Kel was a valued and dedicated lineman with BC Hydro for over 30 years. He made countless
friends throughout his career and many co-workers are proud to call him a “brother.” Kel’s
work brought him to the Okanagan in 1993 and he and his family have lived in Lavington
Kel was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting with his father-in-law, George and brotherin-
law, Rob in Northern BC and fi shing with anyone who would go with him. He spent many
nights camping with his friends and family and he will be greatly missed around the campfi re.
Another one of Kel’s loves was his Harley. It shines with his pride and holds many happy
memories of roadtrips to the Coast and many great times around town.
Kel’s greatest love was for his family. You have never met a prouder father or a more smitten
husband. It was obvious to anyone who knew Kel that he had a great and contented life, one
that was cut far too short. His family and friends have been robbed of so many more years spent
with a truly wonderful man.
Kel is survived by his beautiful wife, Kathy; his children, Kelly (Allison) of Chilliwack, BC,
Clayton of Maple Ridge, BC, Chelsey and Chace, both of Lavington, BC. Also left behind is
Kel’s mother, Elizabeth Haluck of Calgary, AB ; his sisters, Darlene (John) Shane of Campbell
River, BC and Charlotte (Adam) Pasowisty of Cranbrook, BC. Kel’s in-laws will also miss him:
George (Deann) Fraser of Newburg, ON; Bev Lawrence of Enderby, BC, Rob (Colleen) Fraser
and children from Taylor, BC and Glenn, Morgan and Ty Terpsma of Langley, BC.
Kel was preceded in death by his father, John Ladyka in 1975; his step-father, Albert Haluck
in 2002; and his sister-in-law, Vicki Fraser-Terpsma in 2000.
Cremation preceded a Celebration Of Kel’s Life which will be held at the Vernon Alliance Chuch
on Saturday, April 10th, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Jeremy Kinniburgh offi ciating. A Reception
will follow at the Vernon Lodge, to which
everyone is invited to attend.
As an expression of sympathy, those
who wish to do so may send donations
in memory of Kel to the charity of their
Funeral arrangements have been made with
Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd.,
5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5