Kevin Kimmett, a resident of Winchester for the past 22 years, passed away at The Royal Ottawa Place on Sun., Feb. 7, 2016, following a two-and-a-half year battle with brain cancer. He was 55.
He was born in Kingston on Jan. 4, 1961 to parents Jim and Gwen Kimmett (nee Brady). He grew up in Napanee, and graduated from Queen’s University with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering in 1985. His first job following graduation was with Guinness Breweries in Dublin, Ireland. For the past 26 years, Kevin was employed by Rohm and Haas (currently Evonik) in Morrisburg.
He married his wife, Lorelei (nee Canough) in 1994, and they had two children, David and Beth.
Kevin’s passions were family, hockey, the outdoors, and telling a good (usually long) story. He loved spending time at the cottage, and hosting family gatherings there. He enjoyed playing with the Chesterville Oldtimers hockey team for 15 years, and was an active part of his children’s hockey, even helping to coach.
His kindness, compassion, and sense of humour will be missed by everyone who met him. His courage throughout his battle with brain cancer is an inspiration to us all.
He is survived by his wife, Lorelei; his children, David and Beth; his mother, Gwen Kimmett of Napanee; his siblings Deborah Kimmett of Toronto, Karen Kimmett (Don McGaughey) of Odessa, Vernon (Vicky) of Napanee, Angela Kimmett of Kingston, and Paul (Mary Lynn) of Napanee; his brothers-in-law, David Brady of Vancouver, and David Morris of Napanee; his mother-in-law, Dallas Canough of Athens; and his sister-in-law, Trudie Hall (Bob) of Peterborough. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, and his father-in-law, David Canough.
The family wishes to thank doctors Beth Rivington, Bart Steele, Chris Vadeboncoeur, and the neuro-surgery and neuro-oncology teams at the Ottawa Hospital, especially Moira Mercer and doctors Garth Nicholas and John Sinclair, as well as the staff at Royal Ottawa Place nursing home for their compassionate care. Special thanks to friends Pam Gibbon, Ginny Meisner, Gerri and Mark Brewer, Patti Murphy, and Kirk Henike.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Wed., Feb. 10 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary of the Presentation Roman Catholic Church in Chesterville on Thurs., Feb. 11 at 11 am with Father Purdy officiating. The pallbearers were Vernon Kimmett, Edward Mahoney, David Salmon, Bob Hall, Brendan Brady, and Bobby Hall. Spring interment will be at St. Lawrence Union Valley Cemetery in Long Sault.
Donations to the Ottawa Integrated Cancer Centre would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.marsdenmclaughlin.com