May 24, 1956 – August 27, 2018
Kevin John Gartner born in Rabbit Lake, SK on May 24, 1956 to August Gartner and Eilene Gartner. Kevin and his family then moved to Vernon, BC in 1957 and after school Kevin was employed in the wood industry for over 45 years.
Kevin is survived by his wife of 43 years, Laurene (Reade) Gartner, daughter, Vicki (Chris) Topping of Vernon, BC and a son, Garth (Jenny) Gartner of Vernon, BC. He is survived by his mother Eilene and Step-father Lloyd May, siblings Brenda (Lawrie) Haynes, Darwin (Jackie) Gartner, Diana (Graeme) Welton, Gord (Paul) Palmer, John (Georgia) Palmer, Michelle (Rob) Eccles. He will also be missed by his in-laws Mel (Irene) Reade, Don (Ev) Reade, Bev (Ira) Johnson, Rob (Karen) Reade, Tracey (Eric) Reade Olsen.
He will be forever remembered by his grandchildren, Taylor and Jordyn Topping, Cole, Peyton and Kendal Gartner. He will be missed by his numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends. He is predeceased by his sister Nadine Gartner and step-father William Palmer, his Father and Mother In-laws Robert and Laura Reade as well as his comrade of 14 years, Midnight.
After 4 courageous years battling cancer, Kevin passed away the evening of August 27, 2018. Kevin was a kind, gentle and loyal soul that always enjoyed nature while camping, hunting, fishing, or golfing. He always had a story to tell and was not afraid of new adventures. His family have all commented that he taught them so much and he will be greatly missed.
Kevin has requested that there will not be a service and that a family gathering will be planned in the near future. We would like to thank all the doctors and nurses that assisted through his treatments. Any well wishes can be sent to email@example.com.