Kevin Douglas Blair Costin passed away on February 3, 2021 at Victoria General Hospital. Kevin was the loving father of two daughters, Shantel (Andrew) and Natasha (Alain), and grandfather of Jaxon, Bronson, Weston, Nova, and another baby boy on the way. Kevin was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Joan, and leaves to mourn his siblings Deb (Don), Brian (Annette), Tim (Michelle), as well as several nieces and nephews.
Kevin was born on April 6, 1960, in Fergus, Ontario, where he made many happy childhood memories. He shared stories of hot summer days swimming, biking and working at the local pizzeria. At the age of sixteen, Kevin left home to join the Navy.
He later earned his social work diploma at Red Deer College and worked in the field for about twenty five years. His passion was working with people with disabilities.
Kevin spent much of his life in Lacombe, Alberta, and the last several years in British Columbia. He loved nature and spent endless hours hiking, swimming and enjoying the mountain scenery. He also loved dogs, especially his Chihuahua Kenny. Kevin enjoyed listening to music by the hour. His favourites were Gospel, Old Time music and hymns.
Kevin had a deep love of God and in his final days he voiced his anticipation of reuniting with his loved ones in heaven.
Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow, but remember me in every tomorrow. Remember the joy, the laughter, and the smiles. I’ve only gone to rest for a while. Although my leaving causes pain and grief, my going has eased my hurt and given me relief. So dry your eyes and remember me, not as I am but as I used to be. Because, I will remember you and look on with a smile. Understand in your hearts, I’ve only gone to rest a while. As long as I have the love of you, I can live my life in the hearts of all of you.
Kevin will be honoured by our memories and forever in our hearts.