Gavin Ronald Krieser

Gavin Ronald Krieser

February 28, 2004 - June 7, 2018

As published in the July 9, 2018 World-Spectator


Gavin Ronald Krieser passed away unexpectedly in an accident on June 7, 2018.

Gavin was born February 28, 2004 in Brandon, Man. to proud parents Terrance and Cathy Krieser.

He was the first born; a proud big brother to Carson, Mya, and Neelah and a wonderful grandson to Ron and Beth Canart of Elkhorn and Wayne and Roberta Krieser of Brandon.

Gavin lived in Virden for the first two years of his life, and then moved out to the farm near Elkhorn that he loved so much. His passion for hard work and farm life started as a toddler and continued to grow strong.

His dream was to be a farmer and he was dedicated and unwavering in acquiring every skill to achieve this. Gavin admired hard work and commitment to that which he loved.

Gavin attended Elkhorn School from Kindergarten to Grade 8, where he was happy to spend time socializing with his peers and teachers.

Gavin was genuine and passionate about life and had a generous, open heart that he wore on his sleeve. He loved helping others and looked for opportunities to fulfill this desire. He would be the first to jump up and pitch in where needed. Gavin wanted to live every minute of his life to the fullest and therefore spent time planning his next activities, sometimes before the current one was done. He packed a lot of living into his short 14 years.

The need to spend time with people was an integral part of Gavin’s personality. He went out of his way to make bonds with people of all ages, from infants to elderly and had the ability to create meaningful conversations and relationships.

This characteristic helped to create profound connections with his family and friends that added depth to Gavin’s life.

He had an infectious welcoming smile and an exuberant personality. Gavin loved to laugh, have fun, and entertain others with his stories.

Spending time outdoors, farming, hunting, fishing, quading, making forts, building camp fires, having picnics in the field and pastures, tubing, boating and enjoying music were all important to Gavin.

He enthusiastically enjoyed many family camping trips, as well as trips to Disneyworld, Hawaii, Wisconsin Dells, both the East and West Coast of Canada and annual fishing trips to Rocky Lake.

Gavin loved playing sports including hockey, badminton, basketball, volleyball, track, and riding his BMX bike.

In his spare time, he loved playing catch, jumping on the trampoline and swimming with Carson, Mya and Neelah. He spent many hours working with his brother and friend on their clubhouse. Gavin loved having sleep overs with his buddies and playing Fortnite and NHL on his PS4 with his siblings and friends.

A Celebration of Gavin’s life was held in the Elks Hall and Fire Hall in Elkhorn, Man. on June 14, 2018 at 2 pm with Linda Clark as celebrant. Audio and video was arranged by Thomas Humphries, and Words of Remembrance were given by Terri Frattinger and Clayton Canart. Pallbearers were Mikayla Frattinger, Drayton Shiner, Chezney McAuley, Spencer Chapman, Alex Cousins and Mitchell Morton. Honorary Pallbearers were Taylor Wegener, Alexis Lowes, Carter Morton, Garett Krieser, and Kyle Krieser. Ushers for the service were Braydon Jebb and Kurt Rookes. The interment was at the Elkhorn Cemetery following the service. Tea and lunch was served by the Elks.

Gavin was predeceased by his great-grandparents Dan Canart and Margaret Cruickshank.

Left to mourn his great loss are his parents Terrance and Cathy Krieser, siblings; Carson, Mya and Neelah, grandparents; Ron and Beth Canart and Wayne and Roberta Krieser, aunts, uncles and cousins; Teresa (Mike) Anderson, Caleb, Ryan and Inara, Christina (Bryce) Birch, Hunter and Madison, Brian (Jill) Canart and Isabella,

Jennifer (Jason) Morton, Mitchell and Carter, Travis (Jodi) Krieser, Garett, Kyle and Avrin, as well as his six classmates, numerous friends and hockey mates and a large extended family.

There are no words to express the empty void that will be left without him. We love you Gavin.

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