KEVIN JAMES LOVE
October 27, 1963 - February 27, 2021
It is with heartfelt sorrow that we announce the passing of Kevin James Love, who left us peacefully on February 27, 2021. While in hospital for other medical issues, Kevin contracted COVID 19 and simply did not have the strength to fight it.
Kevin is fondly remembered by family and friends as the guy you would want with you if you were stranded on an island. He was very mechanically inclined and with his ‘magic’ knapsack filled with essential tools and duct tape he could fix almost anything. Kevin could always be counted on to help others and he loved to do whatever he could to make people smile.
Kevin was a tour de force and he rarely did anything half-way. If it was a political discussion, you had better be prepared to change sides or dig in for a long debate. It was his laughter and gregarious personality that made heads turn. You either loved him or not, but you could not ignore him. He carried his share of regrets, but he was never a mean or malicious person and he had a big heart, loving his family and friends without reservation.
“Doctor Love” had an outgoing personality which served him well in the hospitality industry. Many will remember his entertaining antics as a bartender at the Bombay Bicycle Club, and other locations, back in the day.
Music was a constant in his life. He taught his son Ryan the lyrics to many old time ditties, instilled a love of classic rock in his son Ben and had great fun putting on some tunes and dancing around the kitchen. Kevin had fond memories of his many trips to Folk Fest and other outdoor concerts. Being around lots of people and making them laugh, entertaining his friends, doing magic tricks and making balloon animals for family and friends, were all things that gave him joy.
Not one to sit on the sidelines, Kevin was known to chase down litterers in order to politely return a piece of garbage they had carelessly discarded. He taught his sons to be respectful and polite, to stand up for others, and how to dress in style, like their Grandpa Don. He also taught them terrible limericks, which hot sauce is likely to burn a hole in your mouth and how there is nothing better than watching fireworks on a warm summer night or camping at Rushing River and sitting by the fire with those you love.
Kevin is predeceased by his parents, Don and Myrna Love. Left to mourn him are his sons Ryan and Ben; his siblings, Laura (Jim), Mike (Lori), Shawn (Donalda) and Tim; his friend Carolyn; his aunts and uncle, Nancy Hipperson and Mike and Jean Love; his nephews and nieces, Curtis, Scott, Monique and Janna, numerous great nephews and nieces, cousins and friends and his lifelong best friend, Dave Konefall.
A private family gathering will happen at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined. We invite you to share your happy memories of him and to remember him at his very best, as we do. Kevin was a bright flame that was extinguished too soon. We will miss him dearly.
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