Obituary for Ivan McIntee
Ivan was born on Sept. 10, 1937, in Pincher Creek, to Edward and Juliette McIntee. He was raised on the family farm on Christie Mines Road, southwest of Pincher Creek. He attended Beauvais school, and later St. Michael’s Roman Catholic School.
In the early 1950s he left school to work. His first jobs included the Gulf plant and the Alberta Ranch. He then went to work at Sorge’s garage in Pincher Creek, obtaining his automotive mechanic’s licence from SAIT in 1964. He worked in Pincher until 1986, when he started his own mechanical business at his farm. He also ranched all his life, even until his passing.
In 1963 he married the love of his life, Julia Klovansky, and raised three children.
He was an avid fisherman and hunter all his life, bagging his last elk at the age of 81 in 2018. Another favourite pastime was playing horseshoes, becoming one of the best players in the Pincher Creek area. He was in the Southern Alberta Summer Games three times, winning two medals — silver and bronze, just missing out on the gold. He also loved bowling and brought home multiple trophies through the years.
Throughout his life he was a hard-working, strong, kind, fun-loving man, who was known to have a Pilsner beer or two, and loved socializing with family and friends. He was loved by all who got to know him, and was usually considered everyone’s favourite uncle.
Ivan is survived by his son Wayne of Pincher Creek; daughters Shannon McIntee (Glen Dippel) of Calgary and Cheryl (Randy) Huisman of Bow Island; grandson Aiden Huisman; also numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
He was predeceased by his wife, Julia; son Shane; parents Edward and Juliette McIntee; sisters Beulah Valin and Arnita Kunkel.
Due to Covid restrictions, there will be a private graveside service for immediate family. A celebration of life will be held at a later date at the family farm.
A big thank you to Dr. Ruttle, Dr. Massel, Allison at the lab for the heart-warming banter, and all the nurses and staff at the hospital. You really went above and beyond for our dad during these difficult times.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation (www.liver.ca) in memory of Ivan.
Condolences may be sent through www.edensfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Eden’s Funeral Home
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