KLASSEN, Scott Daniel

September 20, 1994 – August 22, 2014

It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our son Scott on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 19 years of age. Scott is lovingly remembered by his parents Randy and Kelly, sisters Karis and Kristin, grandparents Herman and Irene Epp, and Elsie Klassen, his aunts and uncles: Troy and Kim Epp Kubersky, Darryl Klassen, and Gary and Linda Klassen. Scott is also survived by his cousins: Jason Copeland, Derrick and Wendy Klassen, Kevin Klassen and Kyle Klassen, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his aunt Beverley Klassen in 1998, and grandfather Henry Klassen in 1999.

A celebration of Scott’s life will be held at Foothills Alliance Church (333 Edgepark Blvd. NW, Calgary) on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 2:30 PM with Pastor Doug Klassen officiating.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Scott’s memory may be made to Camp Valaqua at www.campvalaqua.com

  1. On 25/08/2014 at 6:13 pm Mary Lynn and Dan Retzlaff Said:

    We send our love and prayers.

  2. On 25/08/2014 at 7:35 pm Irene & Peter Kroeger Said:

    We are at a loss for words, and in shock, but our prayer is that the loving Lord will put his arms around you and comfort you at this most sad time in your lifes, and may you not despair or lose hope. Lean on the Lord for your strength to carry you through the loss of your oldest child.

  3. On 25/08/2014 at 8:17 pm Haslam Family Said:

    We extend our condolences . Scott went to school with a family member and he was well liked. We are sorry for for everyone’s loss.. May Our Heavenly Father Bless you in your grief.

  4. On 25/08/2014 at 8:37 pm Art & Christine Said:

    May God be with you. We can’t imagine what you are experiencing right now. Love you.

  5. On 25/08/2014 at 10:46 pm Carol & Brad Hayes Said:

    Randy & Kelly,

    We were so shocked and saddened to learn of Scott’s passing. We remember you all well from our days in hockey together, both with our boys on the ice and us sharing stories and sitting together on the bench. Our hearts ache for your loss. Know we are keeping you in our prayers . May you feel the love and strength of God’s gracious arms around you during this time of grief. You are not alone. Keeping you close in prayer.

    Carol & Brad Hayes

  6. On 26/08/2014 at 3:42 am Linus and Pam Murphy Said:

    Our condolences to your whole family on your loss. Our prayers are with you at this sad time.

  7. On 26/08/2014 at 5:16 am Bob Hildenbrandt Said:

    Randy & Kelly,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this time of difficult loss.

    Bob & Gail Hildenbrandt

  8. On 26/08/2014 at 5:40 am Steve Cyr Said:

    Randy & Kelly,

    Our condolences to your whole family on your loss. Our prayers are with you at this sad time. May God provide you the strength you need to cope with this difficult situation


  9. On 26/08/2014 at 6:09 am Lori Schmidt Said:

    Our prayers go out to you and your family, Kim, during this very difficult time. Lori

  10. On 26/08/2014 at 6:28 am Jacob & Verna Froese Said:

    Shock is the word. Prayers are with your family. Condolences from all of us in this household.

  11. On 26/08/2014 at 6:33 am Paul and Becky Belletrutti Said:

    Our deepest sympathies. May you be surrounded by God’s love and peace during this sad time.

  12. On 26/08/2014 at 6:38 am sean mc swiney Said:

    Randy&Kelly : I am so sorry to here about your terrible loss.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. Randy,having knowing,and working with you,for the last number of years,if anyone has the faith and the strength to except and come to terms with this tragedy, it is you. Sean

  13. On 26/08/2014 at 6:51 am DEAN COXEN Said:

    Randy and Kelly :We are all sorry to hear about the loss of your Son Scott.
    Are thoughts are with you and your Family at this time.
    From the Ledcor Staff and Members at the Shaw Data Center

  14. On 26/08/2014 at 7:35 am Kubersky/Woychuk family Said:

    Dear Kelly, Randy and Families

    We are very saddened and hurt for your loss.We know how unbearable it can be. Our prayers are with you,sending blessings for strength and peace.God has you all wrapped in his arms.

  15. On 26/08/2014 at 7:54 am Daniel Berrette Said:

    Randy, Kelly and Klassen family, so very sorry to hear the passing of your son. From my family to yours, you have our thoughts and you will all be in our prayers. Daniel Berrette

  16. On 26/08/2014 at 8:03 am Doug Unrau Said:

    My condolences go out to your family. I pray that you would feel God’s presence in these difficult days.

    Doug Unrau

  17. On 26/08/2014 at 8:24 am Lisa Krahn Said:

    Randy & Kelly, Karis & Kristin,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Scott was such a wonderful young man. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God’s peace and love surround you during this incredibly difficult time. Know that you are all so loved.
    Darcy, Lisa, Kennedy, Nate, Sam & Charlie

  18. On 26/08/2014 at 8:57 am Mare, Alistair and Sarah Bryden Said:

    You must be in unbearable pain. We are sending our love – and pray that you can feel God’s love – he knows what it’s like to lose a child. Love from Mare, Alistair and Sarah Bryden

  19. On 26/08/2014 at 9:17 am Debra Finlay Said:

    Scott is so loved by all of his friends, the feeling of loss is immense, Scott will forever be missed and thought of. We are all so very sorry for your loss. He was friendly, kind, polite and that kid was the best looking kid ever! Hockey was a beloved memory seeing the boys together on the ice. Please take good care of yourselves.

  20. On 26/08/2014 at 9:20 am John Piera Said:

    Randy, Kelly, Karis and Kristin,
    Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of Scott. Our family was shocked and sadden because we all had some connection to him. Wesley played against him in high school volleyball, Sammy and Heywood attended Sunday School, youth group and went to Guatamala with him. Johan and I shared his love of baseball and met him a few times at Vipers games.
    As I search for words of consolation, several Bible passages come to mind, but I will leave you with a quote that has offered comfort in my times of struggle: “God never promises to remove us from our struggles. He does promise, however, to change the way we look at them.” Kiekengaard
    John, Iris, Johan, Heywood, Sammy and Wesley

  21. On 26/08/2014 at 9:29 am Marlys Neufeldt Said:

    My sincere condolences to you, Randy and Kelly, on the news of your terrible loss. May you feel some comfort from God and community.
    With prayers for peace, Marlys

  22. On 26/08/2014 at 10:03 am Shannon Weststrate Said:

    We are so sorry to hear of your sudden loss.
    Thinking of you daily, and sending hugs your way.
    Shannon, Blaine, Dayna and Matthys

  23. On 26/08/2014 at 11:06 am Mike Michalezki Said:

    Randy and Kelly

    Please accept our deepest thoughts and condolences for the loss of your son Scott. I cannot imagin the pain your are going through at this time.Please remember all your freinds at Ledcor are there for you.
    Mike,Ibi and all of Ledcor

  24. On 26/08/2014 at 11:07 am Erwin & Alice Said:

    There aren’t words that can express the sorrow we share with you. May God’s love sustain you now and in the future.

  25. On 26/08/2014 at 11:21 am Linda and Craig Dickinson Said:

    Randy, Kelly, Karis and Kristin,
    We are so sorry – and those words just don’t say enough. Please know you are in our family’s thoughts and prayers.
    Linda, Craig, Ryan, Tyler, Chelsea Dickinson

  26. On 26/08/2014 at 11:34 am Heidi (Neufeld) Grasse Said:

    Dear Kelly and Randy, Our deepest sympathy. May Jesus enfold you in His wings and grant you comfort, help and hope. Lowell and Heidi (Neufeld)Grasse

  27. On 26/08/2014 at 12:02 pm The Johnston's Said:

    Randy, Kelly and family, we would like to offer our most sincere condolences on the loss of Scott. We feel so blessed to have shared many a baseball summer enjoying such a great young man and his loving family. Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers during this very difficult time.
    Kel, Barb, Wylie and Andie Johnston

  28. On 26/08/2014 at 12:21 pm McAloney Said:

    Klassen Family,
    our hearts and prayers are with you during this
    very difficult time,
    may god be with you,

    McAloney Family

  29. On 26/08/2014 at 12:34 pm Eric and Winona Nederlof Said:

    Randy and family, Winona and I were deeply saddened to hear of this sudden, tragic loss. We offer our condolences and pray that God will guide you give you strength to get through these dark times and shine His light deep into your souls to help you feel His presence and know His comfort and that He will fill you with fond thoughts and memories of Scott. God bless you all. Eric and Winona Nederlof.

  30. On 26/08/2014 at 2:05 pm Elsie Geddert Said:

    I,m so sorry and saddened to hear of your sons untimely death. May God be with you and the girls as you grieve his loss and recall pleasant memories of his life.

  31. On 26/08/2014 at 4:49 pm Howard and Shirley Said:

    Randy ,Kelly , Karis and Kristen, our hearts ache for you. There are no words that can express the sorrow we feel for you! May you feel the power of prayer and may the love of God comfort you in the days and months ahead as you mourn Scott’s untimely passing! Find strength in knowing that you will meet again!
    Howard and Shirley

  32. On 26/08/2014 at 6:01 pm Marjorie Kornelsen Said:

    at a loss for words, please know that behind these simple words of condolence, hearts break. Love and prayers, thinking of you constantly.

  33. On 26/08/2014 at 6:31 pm Bruce & Nonie Said:

    There is nothing that can separate us from the love of God, and there is nothing that can separate us from family and dear friends. Please know that you are dearly loved and continually in our thoughts and prayers. Bruce & Nonie

  34. On 26/08/2014 at 7:03 pm Bev Wiens Said:

    Thinking of you all. May Love and prayers surround you, you are not alone

  35. On 26/08/2014 at 7:37 pm Stefanie Wind Said:

    Klassen Family,

    My heart is breaking for you, I am so sorry for your loss. I taught Scott and remember him as a friendly young man with a zest for life and mischievous smile. I am praying for all of you. A verse that has become a great comfort to me during times of deep grief in my life is Lamentations 3:19-24 (MSG):

    “I’ll never forget the trouble, the utter lost ness, the taste of ashes, the poison I’ve swallowed. I remember it all – oh, how well I remember- the feeling of hitting the bottom. But there’s one thing I remember, and remembering, I keep a grip on hope: God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning. How great is your faithfulness! I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over). He’s all I’ve got left.”

  36. On 26/08/2014 at 7:48 pm Elsie & Vic Harder Said:

    Our journeys don’t always unfold the way we had dreamed of. Know that we are holding you, your daughters and extended family in our prayers.
    Elsie & Vic

  37. On 26/08/2014 at 8:16 pm Thomas & Lucy Dueck Said:

    So sorry – you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  38. On 26/08/2014 at 8:19 pm Bob, Elaine, Laurel and Kevin Said:

    We are so saddened by this tragic loss of your son/brother. Our hearts ache for you! May you be comforted knowing that Scott is in God’s loving arms. He will always be remembered and loved!

  39. On 26/08/2014 at 9:52 pm Harv and Carol Said:

    Randy, Kelly, Karis and Kristen,
    I chatted with Scott after playing hockey with him this past winter, and was so impressed, not only by his athletic ability but also by his kind, friendly personality. We can not begin to imagine the pain that you as a family are feeling. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you.

  40. On 26/08/2014 at 10:25 pm Craig, Carolyn, and family Said:

    To the Klassen Family,
    We are so deeply saddened…we can hardly take in your tremendous loss. May you find comfort and strength in knowing that we love you guys very much and continue to hold you up in prayer. We were so privileged to have shared in Scott’s life and will especially treasure those many family backyard bonfire visits. We know that Scott’s love will live on in your hearts forever.

    “Better is one day in His courts than thousands elsewhere.”

  41. On 27/08/2014 at 4:39 am Connie Peach Said:

    Dear Kelly

    My heart aches for you and your family. Your community is here for you in the difficult days ahead.

    Connie Peach and family

  42. On 27/08/2014 at 5:52 am Jaclynn Spaetgens Said:

    Randy and family, I am so very sorry to hear of your tremendous loss. I wish you my sincere condolences, and my thoughts are with you at this incredibly difficult time.

  43. On 27/08/2014 at 6:44 am Linda and Ron Bohnet Said:

    Reaching deep within, hoping to pull out some magical words of comfort, but what I find seems so quietly inadequate. We pray for you to feel God’s Holy Spirit wrap you in the blanket of healing, love, and community during this time of unending loss. Rest in peace, beautiful, beautiful boy.
    Linda and Ron Bohnet.

  44. On 27/08/2014 at 6:59 am Fran Cusack and family Said:

    It is with heavy hearts that we wish you our sincere condolences.

  45. On 27/08/2014 at 8:41 am Josué COULIBALY, Said:

    Hello Randy and Kelly,

    It is with a heart broken that I am written to you from Burkina Faso.
    I was checking my Email and I read from Foothills Mennonite Church the announcement concerning Scott Daniel passing away.

    I pray that God heal the broken hearts.

    Blessings to you in Jesus name.

    Josué COULIBALY,
    I was an IVEPer last winter at Foothills Mennonite Church.

  46. On 27/08/2014 at 8:56 am John and Corrie Kamphof Said:

    Randy and family, we hold you in our prayers. We pray for courage, strength and comfort. May God keep you during this difficult time.

  47. On 27/08/2014 at 10:43 am Olinda Baergen Said:

    I want to wish for you God’s comfort as you mourn the loss of Scott.

  48. On 27/08/2014 at 12:27 pm Julia and William Soucie Said:

    We had the joy of getting to know Scott briefly and he truly was an amazing man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this incredibly difficult time.

  49. On 27/08/2014 at 12:49 pm Erika janz Said:

    My prayers and thought go out to Elsie Klassen and Herman and Irene Epp, Praying the the Lord will comfort all the family
    and give you the peace that only the Lord can give.

  50. On 27/08/2014 at 12:53 pm Erika janz Said:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all, especially thinking of the immediate family and the grand parents,
    Elsie Klassen and Herman and Irene Epp. May the Lord comfort and surrounded you with His Love and peace!

  51. On 27/08/2014 at 1:02 pm Angela Falk Said:

    Dear Randy & Kelly,
    I cannot imagine the sorrow you and your daughters are in and I pray The Lord will wrap you in His arms and hold you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


  52. On 27/08/2014 at 2:14 pm Charlotte Mikalson Said:

    My mind cannot wrap itself around what has happened so I extend silent condolences but know my thoughts are turning to you and your family so often everyday and with those thoughts comes prayers for all of you.

  53. On 27/08/2014 at 2:51 pm LIL Bartel Said:

    Randy and Kelly, Karis, and Kristen.
    How very sad to hear of your loss. Also grandparents, our thoughts are of you and the memories that must be going through your minds. God keep you close to his love during this time of grief.
    Lil and Richard

  54. On 27/08/2014 at 3:23 pm Vicki Falk Said:

    My deepest sympathies and condolences in the loss of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  55. On 27/08/2014 at 3:44 pm Heather Klassen Said:

    Kelly, Randy, Karis and Kristen,
    You have been in our thoughts and prayers ever since we heard of Scott’s tragic passing.
    We pray that you will feel God’s love through the many people who care for you, and that in time you will find a measure of acceptance and peace. You have our deepest sympathy and continued prayers.
    Heather Klassen & Byron Remple

  56. On 27/08/2014 at 5:29 pm Jody and Roger Sakatch Said:

    We were heartbroken to hear of Scott’s passing. We have such fond memories of Dylan and Scott going to elementary school together, hanging out, listening to Scott’s great stories, playing sports and going to Camp Valaqua. Scott was a special friend of Dylan’s and will be forever remembered. I pray that God will wrap His loving arms around you even as He is wrapping His arms around your precious son. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you.

  57. On 28/08/2014 at 8:11 am Tim and Donita Wiebe-Neufeld Said:

    It’s hard to find the words to express the deep sympathies we feel for you. Our oldest son is 16, and I cannot imagine what it would be like to lose him. May God’s presence embrace you and hold you.

  58. On 28/08/2014 at 10:27 am Sylvia and Brian Enns Said:

    Our hearts were heavy when we heard the news. We cannot fathom your pain, as you say good-bye to Scott today. May God’s arms surround your whole family and give you some peace. Your lives have been altered forever, and hopefully in time you will be able to remember the joy he brought you in his short life. Our prayers are with you.

  59. On 28/08/2014 at 11:49 am Mark & Sylvia Ketler Said:

    Randy, Kelly and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Although we seldom get together, we don’t forget our family. We too have lost a child so we share your sorrow, your pain and your loss. May all the fondest memories of Scott remain with you forever.

    All our Love,

  60. On 28/08/2014 at 11:59 am Valerie McGill & family Said:

    Kelly, Randy, Karis & Kristen. Thinking of you and your entire family. I remember the handsome young boy with the bright smile. His eyes would light up whenever I asked him about baseball. Our deepest sympathy. Valerie, Randy, Jonathan & Allyson McGill

  61. On 28/08/2014 at 12:45 pm Marlene Loewen Said:

    To Elsie Klassen, Randy and Kelly and their families
    It is so sad to lose a child.
    Our hearts are with you.
    With our deepest sympathy, we are thinking of you.
    Marlene Loewen and the Loewen family

  62. On 28/08/2014 at 1:25 pm Tim and Hannah Pauls Said:

    Dear Randy, Kelly and family,
    Our hearts are breaking along with yours. We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. We pray that Scott is in the arms of Jesus now, and that God’s promise of hope and life eternal is with you.
    Tim, Hannah, Devon, Shalayna, Stephanie and Mikaela Pauls

  63. On 30/08/2014 at 6:32 am Corinne Martens Said:

    To Randy, Kelly and family,
    May God provide you strength, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Corinne, Scott, Hanna and Isaac

  64. On 02/09/2014 at 10:53 pm Christine Proppe Said:

    Dear Randy, Kelly, Karis and Kristen;
    Please accept our family’s condolences on the loss of your dear Scott. We did not know him personally but have kept up with your family’s news through the Halls. May God comfort you and keep you close.
    With love, Christine and Jerry Proppe

  65. On 16/09/2014 at 9:13 pm Lisa & Steve Rosenberg Said:

    Dear Randy & Kelly, Karis, Kristen and the extended family,
    How terribly sad for all of you. We wish we could help in some way. Life will never be the same for you all without Scott.

    The memorial service was really beautiful. We felt like we got a small glimpse of what a great kid he was. I hope you can feel all the love and prayers around your family during this very difficult time.

    Lisa & Steve Rosenberg
    Danielle, Oceane and Natalie

  66. On 17/09/2014 at 7:24 pm Jennefer Brown-Laverty Said:

    Kelly, Randy, Karis and Kristen,
    My heart is breaking for you since I found out about your loss just today. There are no words, but we are praying for peace for you all. Hugs to you.
    Jennefer and Gene, Geoff and Corinna.

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