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KEVIN LUNN

KEVIN LUNN

August 15, 1954 - January 24, 2021

The world lost an amazing, kind and caring man on Sunday, January 24, 2021 when Kevin Lunn, our beloved husband, dad, brother, uncle and friend slipped away from us due to complications from a bone marrow transplant. Kevin is loved and deeply missed by his wife Linda Seyers, sons Joseph, Matthew, Stephen, Michael, brother Chris, and nephew Jordan. Also mourning his loss are brothers-in-laws Bill Seyers (Marie), Jim Seyers(Natalie) and their families plus many friends and extended family.

 

Kevin was born and raised in St James. He attended Linwood School, Deer Lodge Junior High and St. James Collegiate. It was in these formative years that Kevin met a group of boys that would become his life-long friends. We heard lots about their antics and often got tours of St James reminiscing about lime sodas on a hot summer day from Robson Drugs, or later beers and burgers at the Silver Heights.  At University of Manitoba, Kevin obtained a BA (Hons) in Anthropology and later a Masters of Natural Resource Management.

 

Upon graduation from university, Kevin was lucky enough to obtain a job with Parks Canada, Archaeological Services in Ottawa. It was the start of a 36-year fulfilling career with Parks Canada, first as an archaeologist and later as a management planner. If you have been to a National Park or National Historic Site in Manitoba, Saskatchewan or Northern Canada, chances are that Kevin had a hand in researching it, writing about the history and helping to guide their long-term successful management.

 

Kevin surrounded himself with the best family and friends that anyone could ask for. He taught us to constantly be learning, to do the right thing, to be a decent human being. Kevin was always positive, quick to laugh and a good listener. He did not believe in looking back or holding a grudge and lived each day to the fullest. He also believed in being an active participant to bring about the change you want to see. He was a participant and later a facilitator with Circles for Reconciliation, served on the Investor Field Event Day Advisory Committee and volunteered during election years with the Winnipeg South Liberal Association. He was a strong environmentalist and advocate for active transportation. He volunteered with Bike Winnipeg, Winnipeg Trails Association, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, and as a bike valet for several years at Blue Bomber Games.

 

In recent years, when Kevin faced sometimes overwhelming health issues, he refused to let cancer and his recovery define him or get in his way of the places he wanted to visit and the things he wanted to do. With work Kevin got to explore the best places in Canada and took great pride in having visited every province and territory in Canada. But the best trips were those he took with family whether camping at Hecla with his boys or road trips to visit family in BC and Ontario or the fabulous trips he took with Linda to Italy, Ireland, England, Scotland, Portugal and Las Vegas. 

 

Family was the most important thing in Kevin’s life. He loved us so much and fought so hard to stay with us. His passing has left a hole so big it is unimaginable. With his quiet strength, Kevin was the bedrock foundation of our family. We are so lucky to have had him in our lives.

 

The family would like to thank the devoted, amazing staff at Cancer Care Manitoba, especially Dr. Don Houston, Dr. Craig Speziali, clinic nurses Lisa and Dawn and the Chemo Room nurses. We would also like to thank the skilled and compassionate team of Bone Marrow Transplant doctors, nurses, and unit assistants on HSC GD6 for their exceptional care and kindness towards Kevin and our whole family. Most importantly they fought as hard as Kevin and continued to offer us encouragement and hope.

 

As per Kevin’s request, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held when circumstances permit.

 

If friends so wish, donations may be made in Kevin’s memory to Cancer Care Manitoba or the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (Manitoba Chapter).

ETHICAL DEATH CARE

Cremation & Life Celebrations

530 St, Mary Avenue - Winnipeg

204-421-5501 - www.ethicaldeathcare.com

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