Forest E. Kannard

Born: Thu., Sep. 7, 1950
Died: Sat., Aug. 13, 2016

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sat., Aug. 27, 2016
Location: Pendleton Eagles Lodge #28

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Forest E. Kannard

September 7, 1950 – August 13, 2016

Forest Eldon Kannard, a longtime resident of Pendleton passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016, in Kennewick, Washington, surrounded by his family.  He was 65 years old.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 27, 2016, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge #28, 428 S. Main Street, Pendleton, OR 97801.  A private graveside service will be held at a later date.  Contributions in memory of Forest Kannard may be made to the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge #28 in Pendleton.  Sign the online condolence book at  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton handled arrangements.

Mr. Kannard was born September 7, 1950, in Pendleton, Oregon, where he was raised and attended school.  After high school he was drafted by the Army and served in the Vietnam War.  He served with A/2/11 Artillery in the 101st Airborne Division near DMZ in the Republic of Vietnam.  Once he returned home he held many different jobs as he was a true jack of all trades.  In his most recent years he worked as a residential contractor.

Forest knew everyone and he definitely couldn’t go anywhere without stopping and chatting with someone.  He made several friendships over the years that lasted throughout his lifetime.  He was such a fun loving, always up for a good time, kind of guy.  He enjoyed every moment he spent with his two daughters, whether it be boating, traveling, going to the mountains or watching their activities.  At the end of a long day he enjoyed catching up with buddies and having a round or two!  Raise your glass to Forest…for a life well-lived!

Forest is survived by his two daughters Haley Kannard and Ashley Kannard both of Pendleton, his brother Bill Kannard of Stanfield, Oregon, and his niece and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Eldon Boylen and Wes & Jean Kannard.

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Debi (Rauch) Flint
   Posted Mon August 15, 2016
So sorry to hear of Forest's passing. May God bless.

Kim Warner
   Posted Mon August 15, 2016
So sorry to hear of Forrest's passing. I will always remember him as a funny, fun, and kind person with a serious side to his personality. His loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers.

Ron Bryant
   Posted Tue August 16, 2016
Forest was a good friend. And probably my oldest friend. We where neighbors before we started school. Truely will be missed.prsyers for family.

Jerry Bushnell
   Posted Tue August 16, 2016
Childhood friend, Vietnam comrade, post Nam friend, but also fellow boy scout, missed but always remembered. Say hi to Kilroy for.

Roger Montee
   Posted Tue August 16, 2016
Forest was a good person and a good friend.God bless him and may his soul rest in peace forever.

Janet Runnion Koch
   Posted Tue August 16, 2016
My prayers and peace I send to the family and friends of Forest. He will be missed.

Alanna Thompson-Poore
   Posted Tue August 16, 2016
I feel so fortunate to have met such a great guy. He will be sorely missed by so many. My condolences to his family and loved ones.

Jeannie (Lovett) Mielke
   Posted Tue August 16, 2016
Bill & Family: So sad to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort and strengthen you during this time. Ps 23

T J Robinson
   Posted Tue August 16, 2016
So sorry to hear Forest had passed but now be consoled he is no longer in pain. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. He was a great guy and I will miss his sense of humor.

Jones Family
   Posted Wed August 17, 2016
So sorry for your loss but Forest is no longer in pain and will always live on in our hearts and memories. He was a good neighbor and our girls will always remember him as the Popsicle man cuz he brought them Popsicles during the summers lol. Remember him in the good times with love and laughter and he will always be right there smiling along with you.
Love N Prayers,
Jones Family, Forests Neighbors

Louise M Thompson
   Posted Wed August 17, 2016
To Forest's family, I am so sorry for your loss. Remember that he out of his pain and sorrow, yet he will never leave you. Forest will stay in your hearts forever and watch your comings and goings so listen closely. We never lose those we love.

Kathy Simpson
   Posted Wed August 17, 2016
It saddens me to hear of Forest's passing. Great memories spring up when I think of him....a couple being his beautiful eyes and big heart. Rest in peace Buddy! Peace to the family.

Jody Gugin Robinson
   Posted Thu August 18, 2016
Forest so many great memories..... You will be missed. Rest in peace my friend!


Susan Hisler
   Posted Fri August 19, 2016
Haley & Ashley, my sincere sympathy in the passing of your dad, I remember him at your games over the years.

Linda Hamlin seecarry
   Posted Fri August 19, 2016
RIP Forest. I will always remember him from the high school days. Fun loving and was a car buff. Loved that old orange Chevy of his. He was very popular .

Linda and Kent Hettinga
   Posted Fri August 19, 2016
We all had a great toast to Forest recently with our Bunco group at the Rainbow. He would always chat with us and share pictures of the girls and talk about what they were doing. He truly loved his girls! This we will always remember about the wonderful guy he was. He will be missed. Let the memories of his love carry you through the rough times!

   Posted Sat August 20, 2016

Mary Ann Hill
   Posted Sat August 20, 2016
My condolances to Haley and Ashley, Your father was a terrific person. He helped me maintain my home and business property. He worked hard and was always in the best humor, always brightened my day to visit with him.
One thing for sure was his pride in you two, his daughters. He will be missed by many, may he rest in peace.

Jim and Karen morrow
   Posted Mon August 22, 2016
Rest in Peace Forest 🙏🏻💜

gary & Kathy Ward
   Posted Mon August 22, 2016
Sorry for your loss. We enjoyed Forest as a neighbor and friend, good times and good memories.

Dan Grant
   Posted Mon August 22, 2016
I will miss seeing Forest's smiling face. You could always expect a big smile and a hearty handshake whenever crossing paths with Forest. You will be missed, my friend!

Kervyn & Margaret Harned
   Posted Tue August 23, 2016
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family! We always enjoyed Forest's smile and happy greeting. We too will miss his smiling face about town!
This comes from Wanda Steele and family also.

Kenny Cochran and Danny Cochran
   Posted Wed August 24, 2016
Family and friends can be proud of Forrest's lasting legacy,
a darn good one!! Such a great guy.
Thank you Forrest Kannard for your military tour of duty.
You're an American hero!

Kenny Cochran
Danny Cochran

Linda & Pauline
   Posted Thu August 25, 2016
Awe we were so sorry to hear of Forest's passing. We sure had some good times and laughs with him over the years. He most surely will be missed around this town.

We will be raising a glass or two to Forest!

Linda & Pauline

Frank & Leslie Udy
   Posted Sat September 10, 2016
We both have such find memories of Forest. He would always bring a smile to anyone's face... RIP dear friend, you'll always be in our heart & memories. Our sincere condolences to his family, especially his precious daughters.

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