IHOR (YOGI) KLOS Master Musician Violinist October 4, 1944 May 20, 2013 After a brief illness, Ihor (Yogi) Klos passed away on May 20, 2013 at the Beausejour Hospital at the age of 68. Ihor was born in Lintz, Austria on October 4, 1944. He is predeceased by his parents Walter and Stella and always remembered by his brother Alex "Jerry", children Tammy, Melody, and Rolf; two grandsons and numerous other family members. He was an amazing musician who played with fiery, distinctive style and his memory will live on in the music he left us. Yogi started classical training at a very young age. After a brief stint in Nashville where he would not compromise his music like they wanted him to, he left and went on to entertain thousands of people throughout Canada, the U.S and Europe, with groups to keep their beloved Ukrainian folk music alive, such as The D- Drifters, Mickey and Bunny, the Rusulka Dance Ensemble, and his very own Yogi and Friends. He will be dearly missed by many close friends and the musical community which he greatly enriched. A Celebration of Yogi's life will be held on June 10, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Ukrainian Canadian Veterans Legion Branch 141-618 Selkirk Ave. Winnipeg, MB. Immediately following the service and luncheon, there will be an "Open mic and jam session" to celebrate Yogis life. Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments and partake in the celebration. Funeral Arrangements in Care of Wheeler Funeral Home, Cemetery & Crematorium 1800 Day Street 224-1525
Publish Date: Jun 3, 2013
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on June 03, 2013
Where do you start in introducing a connoisseur of Fiddle Music? Yogi Klos was not a stranger in the entertainment world. Entertaining thousands upon thousand of people through out Canada and the United States, Yogi had been featured in groups such as “Mickey & Bunny”, “The D-Drifters” and his very own group “Yogi & Friends”. His electrifying stage performance had amazed not only fellow musicians but also audiences young and old.
Yogi who started classical training at a very young age developed a unique style that would find him fiddling everything from Breakdowns, Jigs, Reels, Polkas, Waltz’s, Kolomeykas, Bluegrass, and even Pink Floyd.