DUSTIN STEVEN KIDD
August 6, 1982 - December 1, 2021
It is with overwhelming sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear Dustin, on December 1, 2021. Dustin leaves behind his beloved sons Maximus and Alexander, parents Ron and Cathy, sister Tanya (Dustin), brother Devin, step sister Andrea, nieces Taylin & Avery, Gary Cooper and family, the love of his life Lauralyn Hrabchak and numerous other family and friends, including his best friends Jordan & Laura Fierce. Dustin was predeceased by his grandparents Ed & Agnes Sommerfield and Anne Kidd; as well as cousin Kyla Tomes.
Dustin grew up in the Charleswood neighborhood of Winnipeg. He had a huge, very close family with doting parents and grandparents and lots of aunts, uncles, and cousins around all the time; but he particularly adored his little sister Tanya and his little brother Devin, who he was so proud of.
At a very young age, Dustin took a particular liking to the outdoors and all things nature. He loved all animals, but especially snakes and other reptiles. One summer as a young boy, Dustin snuck a garter snake home from the family cottage at Falcon Lake. He looked after it all winter before returning it to its home the following summer. That was the first of many pet snakes Dustin would have, eventually progressing to his four-foot long ball python Monte, for which Dustin and his dad built a full enclosure in the basement.
As he grew older, his love for the outdoors translated to earning opportunities and he got his first job at Shelmerdine Garden Centre at the age of 15. He worked there for a few years before moving to various other jobs, first in the landscaping industry and then ultimately learning the ins and outs of the concrete trade. Dustin eventually started his own company “Kiddcrete”, first doing small residential jobs before growing his crew and taking on much larger commercial jobs. He enjoyed having his crew because it gave him the opportunity to teach the trade and pass on the skills that he had learned over the years.
Lauralyn and Dustin started as childhood sweethearts. Although they had their ups and downs, together they built a beautiful family that was the pride of Dustin’s life. Even through the tough times, Dustin never stopped loving Lauralyn and expressed that to his parents on numerous occasions. Maximus and Alexander meant everything to Dustin. He wanted them to have every experience and opportunity that life could give them. He loved teaching them about nature, letting them help with work around the house, taking them fishing and tubing at the lake, and spending time with them whenever he could – even if it meant staying up way past their bedtime watching movies.
Like all of us, Dustin had his share of issues. Ultimately, he couldn’t escape his demons and addiction got the best of him. That said, his family chooses to remember the kind, generous, trusting, caring soul that Dustin was for most of his life. The father that would always try to spoil his family, the son that would bring his mom flowers and the friend who wouldn’t ever say no to someone in need.
Dustin’s family would like to say thank you to all who offered support and sent well wishes, cards and meals over the past few very difficult weeks. Cremation has taken place and no public funeral is planned at this time, although all are encouraged to take a moment to remember Dustin fondly the next time you’re out for a walk on a nice day or are enjoying the company of a good friend.
If anyone would like to provide further support, the family has set up an education trust fund for Dustin’s sons. For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dad, we will never forget our trips to Falcon Lake, fishing, boating and tubing. Our Sea Food nights, late night walks with Timber, going to the flea markets, building Lego, organizing hockey cards, and movie nights watching Star Wars and Superheroes. We will love you forever Dad.
Love Maximus and Alexander
Dustin, you were the love of my life, my best friend and the father of our amazing boys. The boys and I are so proud of the person you were and wanted to be. We will miss your laugh, your smile, your jokes, stories and the knowledgeable words of advice on the world. My promise to you is that I will share a story about you with the boys, each and every day. You will never be forgotten, until we meet again.
“I wish I could see you one more time,
Come walking through the door.
But I know that is impossible,
I will hear your voice no more.
I know you can feel my tears,
And you don’t want me to cry,
Yet my heart is broken because
I can’t understand why someone
So precious had to die.
I pray that God will give me strength
And somehow get me through…
As I struggle with the heartache,
That came when I lost you.”
Love Mom & Dad
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