It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden accidental passing of Kevin Everett Workman, at the young age of 40 years on Saturday, September 13, 2003. Kevin leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Adeline of Kamloops, B.C.; also his mother and father Marjorie and Ralph Workman of Armstrong, B.C., his sister Pamela and nephews Joshua and Harley of Agassiz, B.C.

He also leaves to cherish his memory his second family in Manitoba, his step-daughter Kelly and her husband Danny and his grandson Justis; mother and father in law Nettie and Mike Kernot, brothers in law Jack (Janice) and Garry, sister in law Eleanor (Baldur); nieces and nephews Nicole, Chantal, Mitch and Kevin and great nephew Dylan. As well there are many friends too numerous to mention, you all know who you are.

Kevin was born in Calgary, Alberta on July 31, 1963. He spent most of his life in Surrey, B.C. where he attended and graduated from Queen Elizabeth School.

From the time he was a young man Kevin was an avid hockey player and managed his own ball hockey team. Kevin enjoyed watching and participating in all kinds of sports. He enjoyed spending time with his friends doing things he loved, such as fishing and camping. He also belonged to a pool league in Kamloops. All of Kevin’s friends will always cherish the memories of all their special times with him.

Kevin and Adeline met while Kevin was training in Gimli, Manitoba for his Railroad Engineer Certificate. Kevin was an employee of CN for almost 20 years, a job which he loved and gave his all.

Kevin’s greatest love was his family and friends all of whom he loved whole-heartedly. One of Kevin’s greatest pleasures was being Justis’ granpappy whom he loved and adored with all his heart. Justis and granpappy loved to spend time together fishing, camping, playing ball, flying kites, wrestling and relaxing. All of which they did when Justis came to visit from Manitoba. Justis will always cherish and remember his granpappy fondly. We all love you and will miss you dearly.

To Those I Love And Those Who Loved Me

When I am gone, release me, let me go…

I have so many things to see and do,

You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears,

Be happy that we had so many years.

I gave to you my Love, you can only guess,

How much you gave to me in Happiness.

I thank you for the love you each have shown,

But now it’s time I travelled on alone.

So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must

Then let your grief be comforted by trust.

It’s only for a while that we must part,

So bless the memories within your heart.

I won’t be far away, for life goes on,

So if you need me, call and I will come.

Though you can’t see me or touch me, I’ll be near

And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear

All of my love around you soft and clear.

And then, when you must come this way alone…

I’ll greet you with a smile and say, ‘welcome home’.

Memorial Service to be held at the Calvary Temple, 1205 Rogers Way, Kamloops on Friday, September 19, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. A Celebration of Kevin’s life will follow. Should friends desire donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Box 1412, Kamloops, BC V2C 6L7 or the Kamloops S.P.C.A., 1211 – 8th Street, Kamloops, BC V2B 2Y3 or to a charity of donors choice in memory of Kevin would be appreciated. Service arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, telephone (250) 374-1454.

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