The death of Kris Habermehl, aged 35 years, occurred unexpectedly on February 6, 2021 at Sayward, BC.
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Kris was born on March 7, 1985 at the Watrous Hospital. He grew up on the family farm north of Manitou Beach. He attended school in Watrous and Viscount. During Kris' early years he was a true little farmer, shadowing his dad everywhere. He loved to go on family camping trips. Additional camping trips were taken with his grandparents and his cousins. The dirtier those little boys got, the more fun they had. Family get-togethers were a big part of his childhood: reunions, visits and taking wild Datsun rides in the pastures with his squealing cousins. Kris was an animal lover, having numerous pets during his childhood including sheep, rabbits, pigs, a hedgehog, a potbelly pig, cats and dogs.
As Kris got older his interests changed. He could not be coaxed to climb into a tractor to do field work but would jump at the chance to spend time in the shop. He loved using his mechanical skills; working on vehicles, tractors and machinery, and fabricating his own tools and machines. Kris inherited his carpentry skills from both of his grandfathers, building furniture and repairing buildings on the farm. Kris was a very talented artist, amazing family members with his drawings and pencil sketches. Kris was well known for being a jokester, starting with being the little ham in the classroom, to making us bellylaugh at the supper table at his goofy jokes and impressions. Skydiving was Kris' passion. He even had to go for a jump right before his sister Kim's wedding reception in Calgary.
At the age of 16, Kris ventured out on his own and headed to Alberta. There he worked in the oil patch industry for a couple of years. He eventually got his 1A license and drove semis for the oil companies. This even included some ice-road trucking in the North. When Kris tired of Alberta life he returned home. He then continued his trucking career in various areas of Saskatchewan.
In 2016, Kris ventured out to BC for a holiday. He loved Vancouver Island so much he decided to stay. For the last time Kris has returned home into the arms of his loving grandparents.
Kris is predeceased by his Grandfather Les Farago, Grandparents Cliff & Kay Habermehl, and Aunt Donna Bourgeault.
Memories will be cherished by his loving parents Brad and Lorna Habermehl, his sister Kim (Warren) Harding, nieces Emily & Hailey, Grandmother Edna Farago, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Until we meet again..
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private family memorial will be held at a later date.
For on line condolences, tributes or, to make a donations to Watrous - Manitou Beach Heritage Centre Inc., Box 735, Watrous, SK S0K 4T0 or Saskatchewan Abilities Council (Camp Easter Seal) 1410 Kilburn Avenue, Saskatoon, SK, S7M 0J8 please visit https://fotheringham-mcdougall.com/