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Christopher Kalai Fernandez

Our loving son, brother and friend Christopher Kalai Fernandez passed away unexpectedly August 26, 2019.  Kalai was born November 15th in Hawaii and immediately brought a smile to everyone’s face.  He loved spending time with his Dad, Mom and ohana.  At the age of 9 Kalai’s father, Ernest passed away and his Mother, Patricia moved the family to Utah.  Kalai brought a smile and a laugh to all of his classmates as he went through his education, finishing school at Ogden High.  Who could forget Kalai driving all of his friends around in his Jeep.  Kalai loved spending time with his family, he was so proud of his son Jordan, and daughter Leilani.  He was Uncle Koolaid to his nieces and nephews Alex Marie Fernandez (Alyvia and Preston) and Maikai Fernandez.  He cherished his relationship with his nephew, Kai Sandman.  He was a great father figure to his extended loved ones Karson and Kaytee Peek, along with many other’s that looked up to him.  Kalai had a special relationship with Erin Donnelly.  Kalai was happiest when he was spending time fishing, watching baseball and being a coach/mentor/father figure to so many kids, friends and family.  Kalai was able to light up a room just by his laughter and his smile, he will be greatly missed.   A special thank you to Kaytee Peek for helping Jordan through this time in his life.  Kalai is preceded in death by his Father, Ernest B Fernandez Jr.  Kalai is survived by his Mother, Patricia B Rettberg, brothers Alika (Nikki) Fernandez and Kealiipunahele Fernandez.

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Kalai, I just returned home to find you gone. You were my best buddy for so many years. I always wanted to get in touch again, but I waited too long. The last time I saw you was my wedding reception. I have been reading your old letters from your time in Idaho. I love you buddy! My prayers are for those you left behind. I remember in Jr High when a girl was going to beat me up because she had a crush on you, as she didn't understand our friendship. You showed up and threatened her and said you didn't hit girls, but you would if she touched me. I appreciated you so much. My love and prayers go to you Pat and also to you Alika and Puna!

Michelle Blackburn Miller Sep 6 2019 12:00 AM

He Always be in our memories and in our hearts.
great person to know and a great person around to be with he is someone really going to miss .... Moe i ka maluhia

Chad Henry Sep 3 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Christopher Fernandez

Dave & Ruth Toller Sep 1 2019 12:00 AM

Kalai was a great friend, I remember sluffing school going to Avon with him 4wheeling. There was this big mud hole he said, my Jeep wont get stuck in that remember guys. This is a Jeep and I have 44s on this Ill never get stuck. Well we all laugh when his Jeep stop in the middle of it. We all said, what were you saying again. Ill miss calling you asking you were is Fedex taking you today. Ill miss talking about the old times. But most of all him saying, thanks for the call it was good to hear from you. Take care My friend. Walk with your dad now, and look upon Gods face. Ill miss you my friend, class of 86

Bob Bokinskie

Bob Bokinskie Sep 1 2019 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences to Alika, Pat,Puna, In-laws and especially Erin and children. We loved Kalai he was one of my closest friends through high school and he found me about 10 years ago and we talked on the phone for hours he iwas a good man and loved his kids and Erin he talked about them all the time.
However we would talk about high school until we laughed our guts out he remembered everything thing I choose not to remember lol. RIP my friend I wished you would of called me one more time so I could of told you how much you were loved!! Please send your guidance to us as we will need you to do that for us until we meet again. Gina and Jason Glasmann

Gina and Jason Glasmann Sep 1 2019 12:00 AM

RIP my friend.

Jared Cardon Aug 31 2019 12:00 AM

Im so very sorry for your loss Pat, Alika, Puna and Jordan. I will always remember Kalai fondly. His smile lit up any room he walked into. His laughter was contagious. He was the life of the party at my wedding reception. The limo ride was a blast going to South Beach as we kept the party going. Those are memories Ill always cherish. Until we meet again....

Melissa Aug 31 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Christopher Fernandez

Derek Aug 31 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Christopher Fernandez

Virg Toller Aug 30 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry about Kalai's death. He was a fun loving guy. I remember babysitting him right after they moved to Utah. Prayers to all his family.

Maurine Lee Aug 30 2019 12:00 AM

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