Klement (Klem) Polder was born on August 28th, 1923 on Saaremaa Island, Estonia and passed away peacefully on December 29th, 2014 in Vernon, B.C. at the age of 91 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife; Sophie, to whom he was married for 56 years, his daughter; Cynthia (Robert), his brother; Leevi (Elizabeth), his nieces in Vancouver; Catherine & Bronwyn, his nephew in Vancouver; Mark (Meghan), two nephews and their families in Germany and his cousins in Connecticut and Sweden. Klem was preceded in death by his parents; Aleksei and Julia Polder.
Klem fled Soviet occupation, going to Sweden in 1943. He then immigrated to Canada in 1948. Klem was a Master Builder who along with his brother Leevi built many homes and apartments. He was a gentleman, a man of integrity, wit and intellect. He had a very inquisitive mind and was an inspiration to all who knew him. We find strength in knowing that he will continue to live in our hearts and minds and he will be missed forever by his family and friends.
Cremation preceded a Celebration of Klem’s Life which will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Saturday, April 11th, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Roy White officiating. A Reception will follow in the Tea Room at the conclusion of the service.
As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Klem to the charity of their choice.
Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 • 250-542-1187