Let us always remember Kai's kindness and great sense of humour
  • 74 years old
  • Born on October 31, 1936 in Finland.
  • Passed away on April 29, 2011 in Canada.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Kai Pernanen who was born on October 31, 1936 and passed away suddenly on April 29, 2011. We will remember him forever.

Posted by Kerstin Widjeskog on 1st March 2018
Rensade mina gamla mejl och hittade mejlkonverstion med Kaj. Läste igenom den och det väckte många minnen. Lärde känna Kaj när jag jobbade som fältassistent åt honom/uppsala socialmedicin. Vi fortsatte ha mejlkontakt när han flyttade till norge och sedan till Canada. Min dröm var att skriva en bok och han uppmuntrade alltid mej och kom med goda råd. Nu blev det tyvärr ingen bok...men man vet aldrig. Jag skrev aldrig något när han gick bort och det har jag alltid ångrat, när jag "hittade" mejlen så såg jag min chans att skriva och beklaga sorgen till familjen som betydde så mycket för honom. Så tragiskt att han gick bort så tidigt och hastigt. Tänder ett ljus för honom och hans familj. MVH Kerstin Widjeskog
Posted by Linnea Pernanen on 31st October 2016
Dear Dad, happy 80th! I miss you. I had a dream last night where you sent me out into the sunset or sunrise and I got to hug you for a long time and feel the warmth between us before we said goodbye. I've dreamt about you many times and I trust there will be more. In more than one dream your death was a mistake and you never did pass on. In a way that's true because I keep meeting you from time to time in my sleep. I only wish you could meet your granddaughter Milla. I'm sure you'd love her. Much love, Linnea (& Milla)
Posted by Satu Pernanen on 29th April 2016
5 years goes quickly, but the loss is still very painful. So much has happened in the world, good and bad. So many topics that we could have discussed. I can only imagine what he would think of Donald Trump!
Posted by Peter Soilander on 29th April 2016
Miss you Kai very much today. Thank's for that you helped me with my master degree. I'll finish it soon. Our daugher looks like you every day. Hope you have it safe whereever you are now.
Posted by André Maury on 20th March 2013
Mitt deltagande till familjen.Kai och jag studerade filosofi tillsammans .För några år skickade han mig fina bilder från Karelen.Kai var,som vårprofessor sade,"en bra person".Hans bortgång är en förlust.
Posted by Michael Maranda on 30th May 2012
I still miss Kai. I think of him often. His friendship and support is still greatly missed. May he rest in peace. I was too upset on April 29 to write anything in tribute to him.
Posted by Kerstin Carsjo on 29th April 2012
Remembering Kai today, one year after he passed away on April 29, 2011. I too have gone through many papers and notes he left behind. It was sad to see how much he still wanted to write but never had the chance to. Kerstin
Posted by Satu Pernanen on 29th April 2012
I can't believe that 1 year has already passed since Dad died ... I miss him very much. However, I am reminded of him and his varied interests while slowly going through his (vast!) collection of papers including newspaper clippings. As a result, I am also continually learning new things - which I know he would appreciate.
Posted by Eija Nurmi on 22nd June 2011
Eräänä päivänä muutama vuosi sitten , sain puhelun Kailta ,joka oli saanut numeroni etsittyään tietoja internetin kautta Alavoisista.Hänellä oli voimakas halu auttaa Alavoisten kylän väkeä ja samalla etsiä juuriaan. Olen pahoillani tämän humaanin ih
Posted by Michael Maranda on 21st June 2011
Kai, was my friend,also sometimes my mentor, a former colleague, and a collaborator. I was looking forward to seeing him this summer. We had many enjoyable phone conversations. He had a brilliant intellect and a caring heart.
Posted by Lotta Lackéus on 11th June 2011
Will miss his visits and his interesting disussions. A vivid and great friend and great-great cusin on the Djurling side. Remembered with love from Lotta & Stig
Posted by Kathryn Graham on 17th May 2011
Kai Pernanen was a professional inspiration for me many years, well before I actually met him. Thus, it was such a delight for me when I finally did meet him and get to work with him to find that he was also a wonderful human being. He was modest, ca
Posted by Kerstin Carsjo on 17th May 2011
I admired Kai enormously. He overcame hardships in his early years but, through incredible will-power and hard work, became a highly regarded alcohol researcher. He was my partner and husband for thirty years, his passing leaves a great sense of loss
Posted by Peter Soilander on 14th May 2011
En otroligt begåvad människa som hjälpte mig att övervinna strider mot myndigheter jag aldrig själv klarat av. Kom i kontakt med Kai via min flickvän Linnea. Jag har många fina minnen av Kai och kommer aldrig glömma honom.
Posted by Linnea Pernanen on 13th May 2011
I love my Dad. He was a great source of comfort & security. It is difficult to put down into words what he meant, but he will always be with me and I will always love him. Even when travelling the world, I could feel his presence.
Posted by Satu Pernanen on 12th May 2011
My Dad loved his daughters very much and would do anything for us. I will miss our talks and his emails about politics, how the Finnish hockey players were doing in the NHL, the latest information he had discovered about the family history.

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