Kevin Edward Savitsky
Born in Vernon, March 14 1964.
Who loves you baby? Chances are Kevin did. A man so completely selfless and who always put other people’s happiness above his. On November 8 2011 after 6 ½ years of fighting cancer Kevin passed away in the warm care of the Hospice Centre. Kevin leaves behind his loving wife and best friend of 26 years Heather (Bell) and his two beautiful daughters Samantha (22) and Robyn (20). Kevin grew up in Vernon graduating in 1982 from Vernon Senior Secondary and moved back here shortly after the birth of his two daughters.
Kevin leaves behind many family and friends. He’s predeceased by his brother Barry and his parents Edward and Eunice. He is also left to cherish by his mother and father-in law Darryl and Carol Bell, sister and brother in laws Susan and Jim Pate and Michael and Anita Bell. His nieces and nephew Matthew , Laura, Sydney, Nicole and are his many, many aunts, uncles and cousins in Alberta and BC.
Kevin spent the last 7 years working for Monashee Surveying and Geomatics with many exceptional men and women. He was very heavily involved in the slo pitch league and hockey scene here in Vernon. He played for many years on the Men’s National Team (“The Nats”) and also the co-ed team Ratz (Nobody likes a rat!). Also his hockey team, the Vernon Square Liquor Store Kings will be missing their defenseman.
He also dedicated many years of his life coaching minor fastball, aspiring the lives of many young ladies. He was president of the association for 8 years. His warm heart, his smile, of course his humor and most of all his zest for life. He was an inspiration to so many people, he will be missed. A big thank you to Dr. Hardy and everyone at the Cancer Centre at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.
Don’t be sad that Kevin was taken from us too young, but rejoice in the time we all had to know and love him. Rest in peace Sav, aka Big Sexy.
Stop by for the Celebration of life between 1-5pm on November 20 at the Village Green Hotel in the Sierra Room.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Kevin to the North Okanagan Hospice Society or Vernon Kids Sport.
“They shot a movie once in my home town, everybody was in it from miles around”