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Kevan Ford van Herd


Born: 22 May 1922, Central Butte, Saskatchewan


Died: 22 May 2019, Kelowna, British Columbia


van HERD, Kevan Ford - 97, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the David Lloyd Jones Home in Kelowna. Kevan was born May 22, 1922 in Central Butte, Saskatchewan. Kevan served as a RCMP officer and in the Canadian Navy aboard HMCS Hepatica during WWII. Kevan lived a busy life as a newspaper editor, journalist, professional photographer, boxer (Navy) and, a small plane pilot. Kevan is survived by daughters Kim (William) McCaveney, Barbara van Herd (Peter Ruksys), son Mark van Herd (Linda Hoekstra), grandchildren Michael van Herd, Michelle Loukes, Ashley Kerr and two great-grandsons. He is predeceased by his wife Alice van Herd and brother Lance van Herd. Services will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at the Royal Canadian Legion at 1380 Bertram Street, Kelowna, B.C. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion. (Okanagan Valley Newspaper Group 25 May 2019)


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