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Dr. Ivar Johan
1927 - 2013
Dr. Ivar Johan Kristianson, D.C. was born at Andenes, Norway on June 26, 1927 and passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. At the age of eighteen months, Ivar immigrated to Canada with his parents and moved to a homestead in southeastern Saskatchewan, in the Bromhead area, a farming community where he grew up and completed his schooling. He then moved to Estevan, Saskatchewan, where he attended Bible school and met his wife Ivy. Ivar had various careers before joining the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto, Ontario in 1952, graduating with honours. Ivar and Ivy then returned to Estevan, where he practiced until 1988, then relocated to Red Deer, Alberta, where he practiced until 2002. After forty-six years of his chiropractic professional career that he loved and was so passionate about, Ivar chose to retire. Aside from his career, Ivar was also very involved in his communities; serving on numerous boards – President of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, and in Saskatchewan: the Chiropractic Examiner's Board, President of Estevan Rotary Club, founder and supporter of the Saskatchewan Medical Health Care system, President of Western Christian College and an active member of both the Estevan and the Downtown Red Deer Rotary Club. Ivar will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Linda Neumann-Raiwet, daughter Karen Ann Kristianson- Cooper, step-daughter Shonna (Pat LaMontagne) Raiwet and two granddaughters, Jessica Ivaree and Rachel Erin Hodgson. Ivar will also be fondly remembered by his four sisters, Marie Pennock, Bettye (Mike) Whittaker, Ellen (Alvin) Jennings and Ruby (Roger) Olson, his younger and only brother Dr. Richard (Joyce) Kristianson, D.C., numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many great friends throughout Norway, Canada and the U.S.A. Ivar was predeceased by his parents Alfred and Andora Kristianson, his first wife Ivy (Johnson), second wife Dr. Dee Istrati, D.C. and step- daughter Sherri Raiwet. Words of gratitude will never be enough for all of the nurses at the Red Deer Hospice for all the loving care and attention given to Ivar, as well as the Doctors and nurses of Unit 32 at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, volunteers, family and friends for their kindness and support. In lieu of flowers dations may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4R 3S6 and/or Clearview Christian Camp, Kenosee Lake, SK S0C 2S0. Should friends so desire, visitation will take place at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 – 67A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, on the evening of Monday, July 1, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. In commemoration of Ivar's life, a celebration will be held at Davenport Church of Christ, 68 Donlevy Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan, Saskatchewan on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com. Arrangements in care of Joelle Valliere, Funeral Director at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040

Published in The Regina Leader-Post from June 29 to July 4, 2013
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