Israel Louis Provencher

Israel Louis Provencher

Our Loving son, brother, father, Uncle Izzy” was born on October 18th, 1982 in Middlebury VT. and left his earthly dwelling on December 2, 2021, after many years of struggling with depression, bipolar and substance issues.. 

Israel is survived by his loving maternal mother Candy Kidwell, his father Louis (Randy) Provencher, Stepmother Wendy Provencher, the pride and joy in his life Louis Nathaniel Provencher, Alexis Provencher (Louis’s mother), His supportive sister Monique (Provencher) Kang, Monique’s husband Mark Kang and their three daughters Hunter, Kaela and Sloan. Grandparents include Harry Provencher, Ray & Swanee Visser, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Of the many predeceased relatives Israel had special relationships with his Aunt Roxanne (Provencher) Bannister and Grandmother Kathrine Wade.

Israel graduated from Vergennes Union High School due to another special person in his life, Mrs. Lee Shorey.

Along life’s journey Israel found his niche in the food service industry. He worked at Vermont Livestock Slaughter & Processing LLC where he would later settle into using his cooking skills with numerous restaurants in Virginia, Vermont and New York.

            Israel enjoyed reading, conversing (debating) with anyone about anything and everything (with a chuckle from us who know him). Israel had a great smile and a deep hardy laugh that you enjoyed. He took great pleasure in gardening and especially enjoyed growing hot peppers. One thing Israel loved to do was cook delicious meals for his mom when he came to visit.  Israel took comfort in spending time with Louis hiking, fishing and being in nature. Israel enjoyed the simple things in life and desired a content life.  Israel always hoped to live in a Yurt on a small piece of land where he could grow a garden with crops, raise some animals and settle into a place of peace and quiet. He did not get to achieve that dream, but we are not without hope he may have it now or something better in heaven. You will be forever missed here on earth sweet Izzy.

The family is planning a funeral in June 2022.

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Deborah Spiak
2 years ago

Israel, you were such a impact on both my daughter Meghan and my life. She told me about how you and her talked about a yurt and hopefully one day living out that together. She was so excited about all. The details you would describe it to look. We miss you so much. We hope you are at peace now. We love you Iz. Until we meet again. Rest in peace

Marian (Max) Connor
2 years ago

Israel, look down on your family and send them warm feelings. I will reach out to your family and let them know I am only a call away.

Marian (Max) Connor
2 years ago

Israel, send your family warm thoughts. I will reach out to them and let them know I am only a call away.

2 years ago

Dave and I are so sorry to read about the loss of such a young man who left this earth so early in his life. Our condolences go out to all of Israel’s family especially to Ray and my friend and classmate Swannee. I pray that God will provide comfort at this time and that you all will find peace in the fond memories of him.

Dave & Mary Harrison

Brown Mcclay Funeral Homes