Henry Karperien, beloved father, passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 in Invermere, British Columbia. Henry is survived by his son Darcy Karperien, daughter Jodi Behrendt, grandson Jake Henry Behrendt and his son in law Rick Behrendt. He was predeceased by his parents John and Rita, sister Ricky and brothers Herman and Gerry.
Henry started his work life early working at the Hays Farm in Calgary then at Christie biscuits. From there Henry started working in the warehouse at Fyfe Smith and eventually made his way into sales. Throughout his life Henry has tried his hand at many different careers including Canfor, The Vancouver Stock Exchange and various entrepreneurial ventures. Henry planted roots in the beautiful Columbia Valley in British Columbia where he worked at Fairmont Resort Properties. Henry stayed in the Valley for the better part of 25 years. Throughout his life Henry has made a tremendous number of friends and always made a huge impact on the people he met and loved. Henry’s zest for life and his willingness to try anything new and his passion for having fun are the qualities he is known best for.
A Celebration of Henry’s Life was held at St. Anthony’s Church in Calgary, Alberta on Saturday, September 22, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. A second Celebration Of Henry’s Life will be held at the Columbia Inn in Canal Flats, British Columbia on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. onward.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at: www.mcphersonfh.com