Isadore, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully in GR Baker Hospital on August 11, 2006 at the age of 89 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on March 27, 1917 at Dysart, Saskatchewan. Ike, as he was known, was the fourth of seven children born to Frank and Karoline Klein. He was the eldest of his two brothers John and Andy. His four sisters were Evelyn, Sophie, Theresa and Julia.
Ike married Lula Elizabeth Whyte in Drumheller, Alberta on December 4, 1942. They lived and farmed in Saskatchewan until the fall of 1952. Ike and Lula then decided to move to British Columbia. They arrived in Quesnel on November 23, 1952. The very next morning Ike found work at Two Mile Planer Mill where he stayed for the next twenty-two years. He retired from West Fraser Mills in 1975 due to ill health.
In Ike’s golden years he enjoyed helping around his son Lyle’s farm, berry picking, playing cards, camping, and his “girls” at the hen house. But most of all, he enjoyed his family. Ike leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Lula of 63 years; his sons Gerald (predeceased), Lyle, Donald (Diane), Dale, Ken (Margie) and Bob (Debbie) of Quesnel, and Ron (Carmen) of Revelstoke; his daughters Diane (Lawrence), Lillian (Jim) and Marion (Norman) of Quesnel, and Sharon (John) and Donna of Williams Lake. He will be sadly missed by his 22 grandchildren as well as by numerous nieces, nephews and many lifelong friends.
The family would like to express their gratitude for all the acts of kindness and words of encouragement during this difficult time.
Thank you to Dr. Martins, Dr. Katalinic and the staff at the GR Baker Hospital for their care.
Donations in Ike’s memory may be made to Palliative Care in lieu of flowers.
Deep in our hearts your memory is kept to love, cherish and never forget. We miss you.