Kevin Oliver McKenzie

Born July 9th, 1956,

passed away peacefully at

Nanaimo Regional Hospital

on February 19th, at the

age of 58. Predeceased

by his parents Oliver and

Bertha Irene McKenzie, Kevin is survived Kim, his loving

wife of 37 years along with daughter Michell Colyn

(Dave), son Dale McKenzie and grandson Dane Oliver

Colyn whom he loved and adored. Kevin is also survived

by four sisters; Lois Gast (Art), Muriel Francoeur (Andy),

Darlene Gold (Gordon), and Heather Nielsen (George)

and their families. Kevin also leaves behind his extended

family, the Sawyers, Dolores and Warren Joslin, as well as

many close friends and his church family at Alberni Valley

Christian Reformed Church, all whom he loved very much.

Kevin was born in Chilliwack, B.C. and moved with

his family to Port Albemi at the age of 2. He attended

school in the valley and began his working career in the

forest industry. Newly married, Kevin and Kim moved to

Ucluelet where he worked as a skipper on the Canadian

Princess charter boats for a number of years. Missing the

valley they moved back to raise a family and Kevin once

again began work in the forest industry. Unfortunately,

at a much too young age, Kevin was forced into early

retirement due to many health issues.

Although he suffered many complications with his

health, Kevin had an unwavering faith in God. He was a

one of a kind man, a true joy to any and everyone who

knew him. He touched the lives of many and will forever

be missed by all. Finally at peace, his heavenly Father has

called him home. Put the coffee on!

A service of remembrance and tea will be held on

Saturday, February 28,2015 at Echo Centre from 1-4

pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate

to the Vancouver Island Kidney Patient Association or

to a charity of your choice.