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.
Linda Kruger says
I’m so sorry for your loss, girls. May time and memories of special times spent with your dad bring you comfort and peace. Much love and prayers.
Patti Petersen says
I’m so sorry for your loss. It is never easy. Cherish the good memories and lean on one another.
Teresa Roedding says
Please accept my sincere condolences Deb, Tim and families on the loss of your brother. A beautiful tribute to a truly unique individual. He has left a legacy in his lovely girls and many grandchildren who will remember him with love. Thinking of all you, and sending love.
Leo Reimche says
I share your sadness with his passing. He was a special friend to me. I have many good memories and stories from my times with him that I will always remember, cherish and share with other of his friends and family. So good to know that after his living and trials he was in the right place with his maker. And even though we miss him there is contentment in this knowledge. And now he is at rest and peace. Thank you Lord
wayne cooper says
so sorry for your loss .Doug was a good childhood friend of mine we shared many carefree times growing up pool hall and high school I will never forget you Moose my friend and the times we had I am sobbing like a baby with this news Till we meet again my friend another angel for sure
Jeff Maher says
My condolences to Doug’s entire family.
Mary Jo Lovell says
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your brother Doug to Deb, Brian and Tim and families. Also sincere sympathies to his daughters and grandchildren.
Thinking of you. John & Mary Jo
DAN SYTSMA says
CONDOLENCES deeply to TIM..BRIAN..DEBBIE and families during these difficult times…stay strong…think of the happy times…Thinking of you,s all…DAN SYTSMA
Lorrie & George Cameron says
Our condolences to Deb, Bryan, Tim, Doug’s beautiful daughters and precious grandchildren. We are saddened to hear of your deep loss. What a beautiful tribute to your Dad and brother. Like many times in childhood I can hear your grandma Joan calling Dougie for supper once again. RIP Dougie
Peace Be With You All xoxo
Lorrie & George
Drayton Valley, AB
Greg, Paul and Laura Baker says
Debbie, Brian, Tim and Families. Our most sincere condolences on the passing of Doug – big Hugs. May he rest in peace. The photos you shared reminded me of how much Doug resembled Uncle Buck.
Lynda “Oakman” Jamieson says
So sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. Kevin’s Mom was a Baker who was a niece to my Grandmother Mae Gerrie. My Mom was Jean Oakman, Mae’s only child – she was close to her cousins.
Know that Kevin’s family are in my thoughts & prayers.
tim mcculligh says
hey Doug RIP – condolences out to Debbie, Brian and Tim and your families! i just heard the news from my brother Paul (Snuffs) – i am glad you were at a good place in your spiritual life and the fact that you are now in a place to see of us from a great seat in heaven. Haven’t seen you in years but you can look down on me and check in on me as i too believe that life is a spiritual journey that leads us to the right spot in life!!!
Brenda Foster says
I would like to send my condolences to the family. I worked with Doug at the Lacombe employment Centre. I have many great memories of working with him.
Christie Baker says
I’m saddened by this news, as I remember sharing such beautiful memories with Douglas in Vernon, we floated down the river, hiking with our dogs and went to art galleries, Christmas parties! He was a blast to be around! May you Rest In Peace my friend! Your with the angel’s! I’ll see you later!
I send love and light to your daughters!
All my creations! 🙏❤️
Deb Curtis says
So sorry for your loss. I knew Doug from the Paris Seventh Day Adventist church in the early 80s. My brother, Dave Curtis and his wife Linda kept in touch with Doug over the years. They visited him in BC in July 2020. He was always an exceptionally kind and sincere man of God. He will be greatly missed.