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August 26, 1941 J-ugust 20, 1996
Friday, 2,ugust 23.1996
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Kathleen J. Querrard
Marie Parzale, Leona Harrington, Yvonne Van Eeopol
John Querrard, Isidore Querrard
Carmen Querrard, Etta Querrard, Gloria Forrest
Robert van Eeopol, Ernest Faulkner, Allen Faulkner
Lois, Barbara, Patricia, Annie, Lorna,
Denise, Diana, Shirey, Debbie
Joseph, James, Stanley
Wayne, Conry, Antonio
Fritz Querrard, Larry LaPlace, Rudy LaPlace,
Mark Scott, Victor Bryan, Andre Berry,
Diane Magras-Ortiz and family
Isidore Querrard, Stanley Querrard, Steven Quetel,
Mark Scott, Wayne Bryan, Steven Berry
To all friends who cared and were there for him
throughout this most difficult time.
Ivan was born on August 26, 1941. After attending Joseph Sibilly
School and Sts. Peter and Paul Grammar School, he moved to New Jersey
in 1962 where he met his wife Kathleen. In 1964 he joined the US.'Army.
While serving in the US. Army, he returned on leave to many Kathleen
at St. Aedan's Church in Jersey City on June 25,1966.
The call of the islands was so strong that after a stint in Germany with
the US. Army, he returned to St. Thomas with his wife Kathleen in 1967.
He worked as a heavy equipment operator for many years. Ivan did his
job well with pride and commitment He was affectionately known to
many as "The Bulldozer Man."
Ivan was a proud and stubborn man with a heart of gold, a man who
loved people the old, the young, the rich, the poor, the homeless, were
his friends. He never met a person he didn't like, even when he dis-
agreed with their philosophy or other actions. He was a very caring
person who would go out of his way to help others. "No, I can't" were
words he never used. He would get embarrassed when people thanked
him. He never wanted recognition for anything he did.
Riding anywhere with Ivan was like being in a car with a movie star or
some great celebrity. No matter what corner of the island we were at
someone was hailing him or trying to get his attention. He seemed to
If I thought he was remarkable before after losing his voice as the
result of surgery for throat cancer surgery in 1994, he gained my undying
admiration. It was quite a blow to him especially since he loved telling
jokes and teasing his friends. Through it all he still kept his sense of
humor and developed a way to communicate. In the last six months, he
knew he was losing his battle with cancer but continued his brave fight
and never complained. Being Ivan, he tried to be as undemanding of his
wife and family as he could possibly be.
He was always asking about others and wondering how they were
doing. He never said, "Why me?" just accepted his pain courageously
and continued smiling to the end.
I know Ivan was close to God in his own way for he found great
comfort in the religious programs and songs on the radio. In theend God
was his constant companion.
It is especially heartwarming to know that Ivan left this earth on the
anniversary of his mom's departure. I know they are both up there
smiling down at us.
Ivan, you are my pal, my friend, my brother and now my hero. I hope
and pray God blesses me with a fraction of your strength and fortitude
and your great capacity of loving and caring for others. We shall all miss
Order of Srvic
Celebrant... Father Cecil Corneifle
Organist... Gwenneth Moolenaar
ENTRANCEHYMN ...................Just a Cloer Walk With Thee
LITURGY OF THE WORD
FIRST READING: Wis. 3:1-9 .......................ShirleyQuerrard
RX: Though I walk in the valley of darkness,
I fear no evil, for you are with me.
SECOND READING: Rom. 63-9 ...................Debbie Querrard
PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL
LITURGY OP THE EUCHARIST
PEACE HYMN .................... In Loving Kindness Jesus Came
COMMUNION HYMN ........................... He Touched Me
CLOSING HYMN ........................... How Great Thou Art
2iTmns at He Church
jarewel to 3van
We met when we were-both very young and
enjoyed many years together. We've been
through a lot together and 1 have many memo-
riesto cherish. I pray you are atpeace with your
many -loved ones who went -before you. May
Jesus enfold youin Hisloving arms.
Your uOV Kathleen
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