A resident of Winchester for the past 22 years, Kevin Kimmett passed away at the Royal Ottawa Place on Sunday, February 7, 2016, following a 2.5 year battle with brain cancer. He was 55.
Kevin was born in Kingston, on January 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, Ontario. 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.
Kevin’s 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.
Kevin 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, 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 Jim Kimmett and his father-in-law David Canough.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary of the Presentation Roman Catholic Church, Chesterville, on Thursday, February 11th at 11 a.m., with Father Purdy officiating.
Pallbearers were Vernon Kimmett, Edward Mahoney, David Salmon, Bob Hall, Brendan Brady, and Bobby Hall.
Spring Interment will be at the St Lawrence Union Valley Union Cemetery, Long Sault.
Donations to the Ottawa Integrated Cancer Center would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.