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VRYENHOEK, Kenneth Gage

September 22, 1996 – January 22, 2012

Kenneth Gage Vryenhoek passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at the young age of 15 years.

He was blessed with natural creativity and a talent for everything he put his mind to. Kenn had a passion for music, welding and technology, spending months and years pouring his heart into his creations.

He will be sorely missed by his little brother and sisters; Rylan, Alethia and Keira who will always look up to him and love him and his parents, who love and dearly miss their Boy. We all love you, more than you will ever know.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S.W.) on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.  If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Trust Fund in Memory of Kenneth Gage Vryenhoek at the Royal Bank in Bridlewood.

In living memory of Kenneth Vryenhoek, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Jamilynn Stange :

    We extend our deepest sympathies to you during this most difficult time. Robert spoke fondly of Kenn over the years they went to school together. He was a good friend and will be missed greatly.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Kenn. God Bless.

    The Stange Family

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  2. Leanne (Brooks) Kanbour :

    To The Vryenhoek Family,

    Our very deepest, and heartfelt sympathy to all of you.

    Sincerely,

    Leanne, Chaker, Leesha and Nadia Kanbour

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  3. I didn’t know Kenn but I am sorry for your loss he must have been a great person. My prayers go out to you and all of his friends.

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  4. The Segura Family :

    Our deepest sympathies to you, God give you strength in this difficult times. My daughter goes to the same school.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful son.

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  5. Elizabeth Dunn :

    I can not possibly even begin to express how sorry I am for your loss. To recount all of Kenneth’s gifts simply pails in comparison to this tragedy! I am filled with sadness, the thought of Kenneth’s talents, and the energy he put into his passions to come to such an abrupt end. Kenneth was and always will be one of my special students, I thought of him often and will remember him always.

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  6. Such a sweet, sweet child who will be dearly missed by all. To his family, his parents and sisters and brother and his Grandma and Grandpa Vryenhoek and his Aunty I offer you my deepest condolences. I spent time with Kenneth and he was so smart and precious, a wonderful boy. God Bless you all at this time.

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  7. Patti and family (Lee Hims) :

    Farewell sweet boy, watch over your family and keep them strong. Lots of love to all of you reading this. Keep the beauty of life alive and hug your loved ones always

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  8. Amanda Layton :

    Please except our deepest sympathies at this most heartbreaking time in your life. My son Cody was a friend of Kenn’s and will miss him very much.
    Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless

    The Layton Family

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  9. Kathryn Olson :

    May God be with you all during this very difficult time. Kenn is so loved and will be thought about fondly. I always enjoyed talking about him with Lynn. My prayers are with you and all your family.

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  10. Eric & Susan Bargetzi :

    We are deeply saddened to here about Kenn’s passing. Please accepet our deepest sympathies to you and your family during this time of sorrow. Kenn was a great guy and Holly will never forget him. We always enjoyed his company. Kenn will be missed dearly by all who knew him.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Bargetzi Family

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  11. I offer my condolences to the family during this tragic time. I want to know that Kenn has made a change and is drastically making one even after his death as seen by the impact his death has had on my peers… he will be a living testament and reminder that we must treat everyone with love and respect. He will not be forgotten.

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  12. Luisa Cisterna :

    We are deeply, deeply sorry for your loss. My son Tiago goes to Bishop O’Byrne(grade 10). No one can explain the kind of pain we feel when we lose a dear one full of life!

    My prayer it that God will give you strength to go through this difficult time.

    The Cisterna Family

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  13. Justin Pacione :

    Ken, buddy, great friend, you will be missed so much, by the ones who loved you, and by the ones who would always have your back. R.I.P bro..

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  14. Kenn was a good friend of mine and I think I can speak for my whole family that we were all devastated about the news of his death. We wish the family the best and that they can recover from their loss.

    We will never forget you Kenn, God bless your soul.

    The Olsen Family

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  15. Susan Fernando :

    Words cannot express how deeply saddened we are for your loss. Adrian and Kenn were friends and looked out for each other. God watch over you and your family through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kenn and you.

    The Fernando Family

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  16. My deepest sympathies to all of the family for your loss. I will always remember Kenn’s smile and his willingness to work with various technologies in my class. He was even a huge help at the school to assist teachers with technology troubleshooting and/or set-up. He will not be forgotten.

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  17. Mrs. L. McReavey :

    I would like to extend my sympathy to your family. Kenn was a very polite and respectful young man, who was willing to help anyone. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Kenn.

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  18. Deacon C.Otteson :

    As an Uncle I have crossed this path before, few understand the enormous pain and void you are experiencing now. Our prayers and support do help and the offer to help as you need it remains open. We are all suffering and greiving the loss of a fine young man, but can never fully feel your pain, we can only pray and stand together God bless you all.

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  19. Mario, Louise, Patrick & Christine :

    Jocelynn and family, words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. I only met Kenn once but you often talked of him. Our hearts go out to you.

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  20. To the Vryenhoek family.
    My sincere condolences on the tragic loss of Kenn. I very much enjoyed getting to know Kenn during his time at OLP. He was a polite and respectful boy who made a positive contribution to our school. The thoughts and prayers of our school community are with you durng this difficult time.

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  21. marsha brodrick :

    Lynne,

    I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful son Kenn. I am now teaching kindergarten at Our Lady of Peace. As it happens, my son Daniel was in Kenn’s Math Class. He was very saddened to hear about Kenn also. I always remember from St. Peter days what a wonderful Mom you were to Jocylynne and Ken. I am sure you are an
    amazing Grandma too, so if it gives you any comfort at all, I’m sure Kenn knew he was loved.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this terrible time as there is never a satisfactory answer to why these things happen to such good families.
    Marsha

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  22. Brent Hilderman :

    Ken and Maria,

    Our thoughts are with you in this tragic time.

    Brent, Angie, Shay and Cole

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  23. My sympathies go out to the Vryenhoek family at the passing of Kenneth, a son and grandson. Having met him in the past few months, he impressed me as an interesting young man with a passion for learning to play guitar. I’ll carry fond memories of his visits to our school.
    Wendy’s and my prayers are with the whole family.

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  24. Lucy Vryenhoek :

    Henry, Lynn, Kenn, Maria and Jocelyn

    Words cannot begin to express how sorry I was to hear of Kenn’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with the Vryenhoek Family at this most difficult time.

    Lucy

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  25. Helene et Paul Doyon :

    Mes sympathies a toute la famille Vryenhoek nos bonnes pensées vous accompagnent en esperant que vous vivrez ce deuil en toute serenité.
    Hélène et Paul Doyon

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  26. The Stevenson family :

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kenn’s family. Our son Liam is a friend of Kenn and he will always think of him as a great guy. Our hearts are heavy today.

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  27. June and John :

    Ken and Maria,

    We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your son Kenneth. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this tragic time.

    June and John

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  28. The Boucher Family :

    The girls are in my son’s class and he feels sad that this as happened to your family.

    We wanted to send our thoughts are prayers to your family.

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  29. Kenn was always a person I could talk to. A friend I could confied in. His death brings me much sadness, as he was such a good person, who could bring a smile to any body. It pains me to lose a friend, but it makes me happy to know he is in a better place. My prayers are with you, Noah.

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  30. Semmler family :

    Our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Vryenhoek family. Words cannot begin to convey the devastating sadness in our hearts with his tragic passing. We loved Kenn and always considered him to be a part of our family.He was a very talented guitar player and him and Brett spent countless hours gaming together. One of his fondest memories he had with Brett was when I took him, Adrian and Brett to the Ozzy concert. We will all miss him dearly.

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  31. Lynnette Dionne-Maier :

    My deepest sympathies go out to the Vryenhoek family. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to get to know Kenn. He was a great kid with a big heart.

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  32. Ken was a blessing in my life from the first day he came to Our Lady of Peace. I will always remember how he opened his heart to me; his ability to recognize when someone truly accepted him; his “quirky” sense of humour; how when he hugged you, it was a real hug; how he wasn’t afraid to show his vulnerability; how he was always willing to do any job no matter how mundane it might have been to him (especially when I was asking him to do something with my computer!); how he would trust me enough to move outside his comfort zone in drama; how his smile could melt your heart; how he was able to laugh heartily at “silly mistakes”. Yes, his life was so short, but it was a big life, and he made a difference. May Jesus welcome hime home and cradle Ken in his arms. With blessings and prayers,
    Anna Wade

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  33. Harry and Helen Restall :

    Joan and family

    Helen and I were truly sorry to here of Kens passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Please stay in touch.

    Sincerely
    Helen and Harry

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  34. Jocelynn,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I didn’t know your nephew, Kenneth, if he was anything like you than he was a fantastic friend and person. We love you and please remember whenever you need that special “group hug” you know where to find us.
    God bless you and your precious family. Lean on Him and He strengthens you.

    Lots of Love
    Lori – Zodiacs

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  35. Tony & Mary Fraser :

    We are saddened beyond belief at the loss to Ken, Maria, and Kenn’s little brother, and sisters, the Arsenaults, and the Vryenhoeks. May God be with you all at this tragic time. It is a comfort to know that Kenn is at peace and in a much better place. God bless him and his family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Tony & Mary Fraser and Family

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  36. Kenn, rest in peace dear boy.
    You have touched so many and have clearly been a bright light for so many people.My sincere sympathy for all of those in pain right now…

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  37. I am so saddened to hear of your tragic loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. My son goes to BOB. May you find comfort and love though the support of family and friends and within the community. God Bless….

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  38. Kerrie Johnson :

    To Lynn and Henry,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time, on the passing of your wonderful grandson Kenn.

    Kerrie and Ed and Kaleigh Johnson

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  39. I can think of no greater loss for family and community than the death of a young person. In all death we lose what that person has been to us, but with the young we lose what they could have been as well. My sincerest condolences on your loss.

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  40. Donna Trimble :

    My son Tom, who homeschooled through junior high, reconnected with Kenn at Bishop O’Byrne High School sharing three classes with him this past semester (Religion, Welding, and Law). He came home talking of Kenn and sharing how much he was enjoying Kenn’s enthusiasm and happiness. They spent a lot of time together in Welding just a few weeks back, and often enjoyed lunch at school and out together. Tom was shocked and saddened to hear that Kenn has passed on. I want everyone to know that my son’s life was enriched by Kenn’s company these past few months, and that Kenn’s presence made Tom’s return to a brick and mortar school smoother and kinder. Thank-you Kenn, you will be missed.

    Donna (Thomas Trimble’s Mom)

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  41. Mary Sturgeon McGinness :

    Kenn and Maria, Rylan, Alethia and Keira, the Arsenault, and Swain, and Vryenhoek Families — My thoughts and my payers are with each of you. I am truly sorry for your loss and I know you will miss Kenneth very much.
    Auntie Mary / Big Sis

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  42. Dear Lynn and family.

    Words cannot express the sadness I feel for you on the loss of your grandson, son and brother. Lynn, I remember the proud and happy way in which you spoke of your family and in particular your grandchildren. Our talks often centered around family and it was evident that you had a deep love and a special connection with each grandchild.

    My prayers and caring thoughts are with you.

    Moyra

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  43. Ellen and Megan Lorincz :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. He will be missed at Bishop O’Byrne.

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  44. Susanne Moriarty :

    Henry and Lynn –

    I wish you and your family peace and healing. Love is everlasting……

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  45. Kenn was such a kindhearted guy. I will never forget the great memories I had with him whenever he came over to hang out with Andrew. We would both team up against my brothers in Call of Duty, and of course, we would always win because of him.
    I’m going to miss it when Kenn would purposly try to bother me and constantly poke me, so I would always shove him off the edge of the couch where he would always be sitting.
    One memory in particular that I will always hold onto is when Andrew was having some friends over to celebrate his birthday last year and Kenn was playing expert on the drums in Gutair Hero. Tyler and I decided to take some big lumps of ice out of the freezer and dump it down his back just to see how he would react. Well, Kenn of course was too caught up in his game and didn’t care. In fact, he would constantly say he wanted more ice.

    We need to hold onto these memories and remember that God has a plan for everyone and Kenn has now been welcomed by him in heaven. He’s in a better place now and is finally at peace.
    Rest in peace my friend,
    Blair

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  46. The Hajduk family :

    My sincere condolences to Kenn’s family. I cannot express how sorry I am for your incredible loss. My son Devon goes to BOB and spent time welding with Kenn after school. He had a great time with Kenn and will miss him. I pray that God gives you the strength and love to get through this difficult time.
    God Bless

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  47. Our deepest sympathy for your tragic loss.

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  48. Ashraf Mithani :

    We are saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and Prayers are with the family. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Amen!
    From the Mithani Family.

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  49. Evelyn and family (Hammond) :

    Our deepest sympathies to all the Vryenhoek family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God strengthen and comfort you and keep Ken’s soul for eternity. Rest in perfect peace boy. God bless you all.

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  50. Dear Lynn
    My thoughts, prayers and love are with you and your family at this time.

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  51. Bill Sturgeon :

    Kenn and Maria, Rylan, Alethia and Keira, the Arsenault, and Swain, and Vryenhoek Families I can’t begin to imagine how you feel. It was an honour to pipe for Kenneth.

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  52. Julia Paulson :

    While I did not know Kenn too well, as he was my older brother’s friend, and although I haven’t seen him in years. I would just like to say that while I did know him he seemed like a very nice young man and my brother Eric and he got along very well in cadets. I hope you can manage to get through these tough times. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  53. The A. Family :

    There are no words that can express the feelings of us losing a Grandchild and a nephew. We miss him and pray to God that we can all come to terms with this loss. Maria & Kenn, we love you and we can not even fathom the loss you feel. Rylan, Alethia and Keira may the Lord bless you and gently take care of you. You are loved by us and we are here for you all.

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  54. Rest in peace sweet boy your in Gods hands now. We are saddened by your loss. Our deepest sympathies for the whole family. The greatest strength comes from the deepest sorrow. You will be in our hearts forever.

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  55. I am so very sorry for the loss of your son. You are in my thoughts and prayers everyday. This saying has brought comfort to our family in times of loss. “When a loved one dies, remember that a part of you goes with them, where they go, you go also, so they will never be alone”. I hope it comforts you.

    Jan

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  56. Losing someone is never easy especially at such a young age. I am really sorry for your loss. At times like these you have to lean on your faith and try to accept that God has a bigger purpose for us. May all the love that surrounds you give you strength.

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  57. Jocelynn and family,

    Jesse and I are so very sorry for your loss. You and your family will remain in our hearts and in our prayers through this most difficult time.

    •May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.

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