In Loving Memory of Dr. Gary Kivinen 72 years It is with great sadness that I announce Gary’s passing after a year long battle with a rare cancer. Predeceased by his parents William and Helmi (Pearl) and step-father Jim Wharton. Loving husband to Linda and much loved by step-daughter Erika. Father of Kirsti Kivinen-Newman (Chris) and cherished Papa to Aila and Euphemia. Loved and appreciated by in-laws Annette and Bert, Brian and Karole and their children, Simon and Ann Sophie, Matthew and Kayla. Gary was a well respected and well liked physician in our community. Over the years Gary’s charm and kindness allowed him to make numerous friends who all came through for him during this trying journey. Gary loved all that God gave us and spent many hours hunting and fishing and loving every minute of it. He has joined his dad and friend Gerry and are probably already at White Oaks hunting and fishing. “I loved you yesterday, I love you today, I will love you always.” At Gary’s request there will be no service or visitation. A celebration of Gary’s life will take place at his new home on May 2nd, 2015 from 1-5:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers donations to the Northern Cancer Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home.
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