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Ivy May Rose Gendron

February 18, 1943 - August 9, 2012


As her final days were spent surrounded by her family, Ivy passed away peacefully at the age of 69 on August 9th 2012. Ivy was predeceased by her father Victor Dahl; grandson Shawn Currier; mother-in-law Florida Gendron; father-in-law Philias Gendron; sister-in-law Shirley Gendron. Ivy leaves to cherish her memory forever in their hearts, her beloved husband Ray of almost 50 years; her daughter, Lori (Bob) Currier and their son Chris (Ilia), her son Derek (Coralee) Gendron and their children Cody, Jessica and Katelyn; great grandchildren Caitlyn, Madison, Chance, Hayden; mother Doris; sisters Sheran, Connie (Willy), Karen (Brett); brothers Norman (Inez), Orville (Fay), Glen (Sonyau); sister-in-law Dianne (Albert); brothers-in-law Albert (Betty), Oliver (Carol), Edward, Lorne (Cheryl), Alex (Shirley), Bruce and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Ivy always maintained an active lifestyle and positive frame of mind, family was the most important. She was cherished and an inspiration to not only her own family, but to all her friends and people that she met.
A memorial service celebrating Ivy’s life, will be held at
Mark Memorial Funeral Home, 2024 Industrial Road #2, Cranbrook, BC
August 17th, 2012 at 1:30 pm.
Internment to follow at Westlawn Cementary, Cranbrook, BC
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in honor of Ivy may do so to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of their choice. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Dianne & Albert Collins
Relation: sister in law

Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear,
just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.

From: Sandra Gendron and Family
Relation: Neice

Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear. Our love is with you always Uncle Ray during this time of hardship. Love to you. Sandra and Family

From: Brenda Shirley Kipling (Gendron)
Relation: Aunt

I don’t have the words to say how I am feeling…who does at a time like this? All I know is what I have seen and heard from you…The strength you carried , the love you exuded, the unbelievable sense of family you had…that is things I will remember forever….What a great honour to know you…to love you….just to have you in our lives….you will be so sadly missed by all….I love you Aunty Ivy
Brenda Kipling

From: Melinda & Jim Howard
Relation: Aunty by marriage, friend for life.

Had some great visitis with Ivy, Ray, Derek,Lori at the Hospital especially with Ray. As you are very well aware you have my deepest, heartfelt condolence to all the family.
I will miss Ivy too . She was taken away far to early but i know she is in heaven as an angel looking down on us.At least the pain and suffering is now gone.
See you all on Friday. Love you guys.

From: Teri Jones (Koran)
Relation: Friend (since the early 80's)

“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” This quote speaks volumes about my friendship with Ivy. I will treasure all my very fond memories of a wonderful, loyal, giving friend who touched the hearts of everyone who had the privilege to know her. To Ray, Lori, and Derek, as well as all family members, I offer my deepest sympathy in your loss and hope that you take comfort in knowing how many caring thoughts are with you. To Ivy, you will be forever loved and missed by everyone whose lives you have touched, as you keep a watchful eye on them now as their guardian angel. Rest in peace my dear friend! Luv & hugs, Teri.

From: Lynn & Kent Nixon & family
Relation: Alan & Derek were good friends.

I remember a wonderful visit with Ivy in her kitchen, she was a lovely lady. You were all very good to Alan. I hope your family will find comfort knowing that caring thoughts & our deepest sympathy are with you at this sad time. Sincerely, Lynn Nixon

From: Bev McCormick
Relation: Ivy was a friend

Ivy was one of the strongest ladies I have known; we worked on many decorating projects together. I will miss her warm caring chit chat whenever we got together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Ray, from Don and Bev McCormick.

From: Darren Plested
Relation: Mother of another brother

I spent a large part of my formative years growing up in the Genrdon household and Ivy & Ray were like extended family to me. I’m more than certain Derek, Alan & I were solely responsible for many a grey hair & sleepless night with our reckless skiing, motorcycles, cars and teenage boy antics, but Ivy was always warm, patient and extremely generous with us throughout.

She had a very special way of always making you feel welcome and seemed genuinely interested in everything we did …even the naughty bits. We spent countless hours desecrating her kitchen thinking we were master chefs in the making and Ivy seemed to be able to tolerate it with Saint-like ability in exchange for having us around, having us close and being part of her extended family. I have incredibly fond memories of those days and will always appreciate and cherish the influence Ivy had on my upbringing.

Ray, Lori & Derek, it’s been many, many years but in writing this, it seems like yesterday. My deepest heartfelt condolences go out to you and your families. Ivy was an amazing person and I’m very glad to have been a very small part of her gigantic life.

Best wishes,

From: Alan Nixon
Relation: Second Mother.

Mr/ Mrs Gendron were the second set of parents that Darren and I both seemed to need I think. Whether it was getting us to the ski hill, getting us to the lake, loaning us the boat, or taking us on vacation. The Gendron’s could always be counted on to come through, to keep us on the straight and narrow, to keep us busy and teach us a little about life along the way. It’s hard to describe how much time I spent in their house and it’s harder still to imagine the kind of man I might have become without their influence.
My deepest condolences go out to Ray, Derek and Lori and the rest of the Gendron Family on this saddest of days. Ivy was an amazing lady who loved me as though I was her own and I know that even today having not seen her for many years. She will be missed by all who where fortunate enough to know her.
With deepest sympathies and love, Alan Nixon.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
August 17, 2012
Beginning at 1:30pm

Mark Memorial Funeral Home
2024 Industrial Road No. 2
Cranbrook, BC Canada

2024 Industrial Road No. 2
Cranbrook, BC Canada

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