Obituaries

Ivor Morley Kildal

27/06/1986 - 15/04/2020

Obituary for Ivor Morley Kildal

June 27, 1986- April 15, 2020

Ivor Morley Kildal was born June 27, 1986 in Grande Prairie, Alberta to Philip and Kathryn Kildal. He passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at the age of 33.

Ivor was a rambunctious little shit. He had a knack for finding trouble, or trouble had a knack for finding him. Whether it was backing the car into a granary as a toddler or riding his bike full speed down a steep hill at Sturgeon straight for the lake, he was never afraid and always ready for a new adventure. More times than not it was either caused by his Dad or encouraged, but who’s to really know.

Ivor was fiercely proud of his Norwegian heritage, steaming from the strong love of his family. It was evident that he always wanted to be a Viking because he could break an arm, ankle, wrist or thumb or even rupture a spleen, get patched up and be right back in the game.

We all know that Ivor was a big kid at heart and fully lived up to the nickname ‘Monkey.’ He was a huge Disney fan and was always the one that the nieces and nephews would go to watch movies.

Ivor was fun, generous, loved to laugh, was the best present giver and never backed down from a challenge. He was always imagining new welding projects and his creativity was endless.
He loved to golf, play crib and spend time at the farm with his family and friends, who he cherished close to his heart. Ivor was a wonderful man and the world will be a little less without his smile.

He will be fondly remembered by his wife Kristina Kildal and their dogs Chaz, Chamus and Odin; his mother Kathryn Kildal; his sisters Dara LaLonde, Lynette (Clayton) Torgerson and Nikolina Kildal (Jason); his in-laws Jody Primeau and Steve (Debbie) Primeau; his sisters-in-law Jamie (Corey) Black, Sarah (Lanny) Patterson, Katie Primeau (Kelby); and many, many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

He was predeceased by his father, Philip Kildal; and his Grandparents Ivor Kildal, Lloyd and Inez Soiseth, and Morley and Phyllis Eide.

Funeral services will take place at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the La Glace and District Agricultural Society (Arena Fund) (Box 185, La Glace, AB, T0H 2J0) or a charity of one’s choice.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780-830-7742 www.bearcreekfuneral.com.

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We are thinking of all of you and are sending our deepest sympathy. Hugs, Ron and Sharon Szmata
- Sharon szmata
Kristina, it is impossible to find. Any rellef in words so simply I am so sorry for your loss. you are in my prayers and my thoughts. God bless you and give you strength.
- Rita Lee
Lynette and Clayton I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I pray your memories will give you peace.
- Louise Dibb
I worked with Dara and Niko at Fletcher Mudryk. Ladies, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. I lost my brother some years back. I strongly believe that even though we cannot see them our loved ones are always watching over us. Hugs to you both.
- Kristin Burgess
Deepest condolences to all the family and many friends of Ivor! The Kildal family has been a staple of community fabric in the LaGlace and Sexsmith areas for years. There is not better people you will find than the Kildal's It was a pleasure to get to know Ivor a little better over the last few years. His roaring laugh will sure be missed echoing off the halls of the curling club, but we will sure to send a toast for you in Valhalla!
- Justin Brown
Our deepest condolences to you all.
- Pat Lanigan
My heart is breaking for all who've had the pleasure of knowing Ivor. Words are never adequate in moments like these. I will say though, that my heart goes out to you, and I will always remember the joyous memories that I was privileged to have in knowing Ivor. He was a good friend of my son, Derrick - so growing up we had lots of laughs and good times with him. He'd always greet me with a friendly smile and huge hug whenever we'd run into one another over the years.
- Babe Bonnett
Krissy my heart goes out to you. I am so sorry to hear about your loss.. keep those memories in your heart . My prayers are with you and your family .
- Mary kraemer
I am so sorry to hear the heartbreaking news about Ivor. l will always remember him as the little blond sweet kid with the bright eyes and wild personality. Sending my deepest love and condolences to all of you. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
- Danita Hickson
Ivor and his entire family are in my thoughts and prayers! I am so sorry Kristina, there are no words to take awY your hurt, just embrace your memories and he will never go away!
- Lyndsay
My deepest condolences to the Kildal family on your loss. Ivor was always full of life and a great character person.God Bless
- Kelly Lenek
I would like to send my condolences to the family of Ivor Kildahl! It breaks my heart to see such a free spirit and a great person leave us so early. I was very fortunate to get to know Ivor as his football coach and teacher. He was broken more than he played, but he was a fantastic teammate and was a man of integrity and character throughout his years. Prayers and hugs to you all!
- Trevor Prichard
Dearest Kristina, I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved husband. He was a character who made an impression on everyone he encountered, no matter how brief. My family wishes you our heart felt condolences.
- Pat Moutray
So sorry for your loss It makes it much harder too cause we think we aren't supposed to out live our kids Cherish your many memories Prayers and hugs
- Janice Johnson

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