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October 29, 1959 — October 13, 2021

Regina, Saskatchewan – Kelowna, BC

Kevin Miles Greenwood of Calgary passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 61 years of age.

Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Kevin moved at a young age with his family to Calgary, AB and Edmonton, AB for his father’s work. He spent those adventurous young years exploring his neighbourhood with friends, playing baseball, hockey, and freestyle skying. He was at home in the mountains. As a goalie for the Calgary Spurs, he won gold at the Wrigley tournament and represented Canada in the former Czechoslovakia.

He was a devoted and loving husband to Diane, the love of his life for 38 years. He was an amazing and supportive father to their three children, Ryan and Colin and Erin. Kevin was a proud grandpa and his 3 grandchildren’s favourite storyteller.

Kevin earned his MBA from the renowned University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business. His curiosity and drive propelled his entrepreneurial spirit, building many successful businesses that took him around the world. Recently, he enjoyed working with The National Research Council of Canada, based in Kelowna, helping to grow the businesses of other aspiring entrepreneurs. He found so much joy as a professor at the Okanagan College where he was a student favourite for his passion and engagement.

Kevin is survived by his wife Diane; children Ryan (Laura-Lynn), Colin (Julie), and Erin; grandchildren Vienne, Ellis and Jones; his parents Garth and Barbara Greenwood; brother Jim Greenwood (Nancy); sister Elizabeth Greenwood (Kevin Chinook); his brother-in-law Roger Reid-Bicknell; his niece Tracey Mooney and her family; and his many other nieces and nephews.

If friends and loved ones desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kevin Greenwood Memorial Scholarship for Entrepreneurship.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Calgary at a later date.

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Kevin Greenwood Memorial Scholarship for Entrepreneurship Link: www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/65469




  • Robynn & James Robertson, Interior Pool & Spa says:

    We are shocked and saddened to learn of Kevin’s passing. He has been a wonderful pool customer of ours for the past few years, always happy and smiling. We send our sincerest condolences to his entire family. He will be missed.

  • Kim (Smith) Linderman says:

    Such a shock to hear about Kevin! I am so very sorry for your loss. I will always remember him as the kind, calm, gentle soul that he was! May all of the wonderful memories help you through these heartbreaking times!

  • So ya and Kate says:

    How shocked and sad we are to hear of Kevin’s passing! I remember his short visit with us recently as he helped us move furniture. I thought then how vibrant and full of life he was as he directed us and the sofas into the right spots. He will leave a huge whole in our lives with his passing. What a good man.

  • Janet Webb says:

    Thank you for sharing your kind and giving spirit of friendship Kevin. Your optimism for life was infectious. You modelled how to live life fully and for that I thank you. Whether sitting on the couch discussing our love of writing, running through Fish Creek Park with our girls on a field trip or spending time on Lake Windemere our world was a brighter place for having you in it.. Always Remembered and Missed……Janet Webb

  • Mark, Aspen and Lexi Percival says:

    We have just learned of Kevin’s passing and are shocked and deeply saddened by this news. We have come to know Kevin through his work at the National Research Council. He was an outstanding man. A wonderful combination of kind, wise, good-humored, and humble. We will miss him dearly. Our deepest empathy to his family and loved ones.

  • Scott Fischer says:

    So sorry to hear about this. Kevin and I worked together at Headplay / Worldplay a decade or so ago, he was a great person to work with and to be around, lots of fun, always cheerful, always ready to crack a good joke, so full of life. Very much in shock from this, my deepest condolences from myself and my family.

  • Marcel Leal-Valias says:

    Sorry to see you go so early Keven! You will be remembered! My condolences to the Greenwood family.

  • cliff mui says:

    This news brings great sadness to myself and Kevin’s colleagues at NRC. I met Kevin 3 years ago and had the privilege of spending some time getting to know him a bit on a training session in Calgary. Kevin went out of his way to take care of his colleges that did not know Calgary and made us feel like family. A kind soul who will be dearly missed by all. Deepest condolences to Kevin’s family and friends for the loss of this wonderful man.

  • Sheldon Gardiner says:

    Diane and family, we are so so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful soul. Shauna and I send our sincere condolences. This was a big shock when we heard the news. The world has lost a very special person who made a big impact and it was an honour to call him my friend. His genuine care of students, clients and the community was evident. His contagious smile and kindness made him someone you wanted to be around. On many occasions, I witnessed this kindness and also was the beneficiary of his guidance and experience. I will be happy to contribute and promote the legacy fund to others. This is a great way to remember such a great man. May the warm memories of him somehow ease the pain you are going through. With love and condolences, Sheldon Gardiner and family

  • Darlis Murphy says:

    I am very saddened to hear of Kevin’s sudden passing. When he joined IRAP he brought great entrepreneur skills and support to upcoming small business start-ups. I was always amazed at his sharp intelligence combined with wit and humanity. I cherish my time spent working with him and will carry and value our friendship always.

  • Shaune Eldred says:

    My sincere condolences to Kevin’s family. Kevin has been a member of my TEC Canada Trusted Advisor board for nearly 4 years, and always had a smile on his face. He was much loved by everyone on our team, and always willing to help any of our TEC members whenever possible. Kevin will be greatly missed.

  • Walter Cicha says:

    The news of Kevin’s passing came as a great shock. We worked together at NRC-IRAP for a number of years in different regions of BC. When we met a few times per year at regional meetings, it was always a great pleasure sharing stories with Kevin, whether about work or our shared interest in ice hockey, or anything else. Kevin was a very charming person, with a kind heart and a genuine interest in people that made him fabulous company. He’ll be greatly missed by us at NRC.

  • Dean Richardson says:

    So sorry about Kevin’s passage! I’m with IRAP Alberta North, and had the privilege to talk with Kevin on a few occasions. His humor and passion for the job came through loud and clear. My condolences to his family and friends. I hope that someday soon happy memories and recollections will come back to offset the sadness and shock the family is feeling now.
    In sorrow,
    Dean Richardson

  • Peter Beaulieu says:

    My sincere condolences to your family. I have had the privilege of working with Kevin over the years in Calgary and Kelowna. We have seen many clients together and was always impressed with Kevin’s honesty and positivity. There was never a dull moment when travelling to events or client visits – we laughed a lot and I always enjoyed his stories. I will always remember his kindness and support he gave me when moving to the Okanagan. We will miss him.

  • Lynn Sutherland says:

    Kevin, you are gone far too soon. You were kind, friendly, wise, knowledgeable, funny, and gave so much. I know you loved advising entrepreneurs and they appreciated you. You had the perfect job for you with NRC IRAP. My heartfelt condolences to your family. We will all miss your contagious sparkle.

  • sheldon gardiner says:

    Just thought I would share some of the nice comments on LinkedIn. Kevin made a very big impact indeed.

  • Hamid Sarreshtehdari says:

    Kevin’s passing came as a great shock, I met Kevin when he started working at IRAP in Calgary, and we had kept in touch, as we had common projects. My heartfelt and sincere condolences to his family. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. God bless his soul, and give patience to his family.

  • Leslie Robertson says:

    Barbara and Garth – I am shocked and saddened to see this notice of Kevin’s passing. He was such a nice person and both Ian and have fond memories of him going back to our childhood around Lincoln Drive. He was a real rock for us when brother Alec passed away 38 years ago. The last time that I saw you both you were updating me on his accomplishments and it’s obvious that he left a legacy to be proud of, although much too soon. We lost Mom (Dorothy) to pneumonia this spring and I am grateful that I did not have to share this news with her; she would have been equally shaken. My deepest sympathies to your entire family.
    Best regards, Leslie Robertson.

  • Karen Olsson says:

    Diane and Family – we are so very sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. He was such a genuinely kind man, it was always a pleasure to work with him. Kind, funny and helpful is how we will remember him. We were all blessed to be in his circle. Our heartfelt condolences to you all. ~ David & Karen Olsson

  • Nicole Rustad says:

    I was completely shocked and saddened to learn that Kevin had suddenly passed. He was a passionate, caring and engaged community leader bringing so much to every person he met and each organization he helped. Words alone cannot express how terribly sorry I feel for each of his loved ones – he spoke fondly of his wife and family and I am so very sorry you are going through the pain of his loss! He made a profound difference and the ripple effect created by each and every person he touched will carry on his legacy. Blessed to have known him.

  • Thomas Yeung says:

    My sincere condolences to Diane and her family. Kevin was in my group at NRC-IRAP. He made significant contributions to the high tech sector in the Okanagan. He had great work ethics, never complained about workload, and always got the job done. He cared very much about his community, and used his spare time to train the next generation of entrepreneurs. Kevin will be missed by all of us at NRC IRAP.

  • Shirley and Garry says:

    Words alone cannot cover the sadness that c0mes with the sudden loss of a son like Kevin. Garth, Barb, Elizabeth and James– our sincerest thoughts are with you at this time.

  • Garry Edwards says:

    Words alone cannot cover the sadness that comes with the sudden loss of a son like Kevin. Garth, Barb, Elizabeth and James– our sincerest thoughts are with you at this time.

  • Jane Salzl says:

    To Barb & Garth. I was saddened to read of the passing of your son Kevin. I wish to express my deepest condolences to you and your family. I know your faith will see you through this difficult time. Jane Salzl

  • Larry Smith says:

    My condolences to Kevin’s family. Kevin was a successful, humble, engaging, professional, approachable and all around great guy. Whenever I bumped into him it was always a great experience.

  • Dennis & Linda Hogman. says:

    We are in complete shock. Hard to comprehend. To Garth and Barb and all the family members ,our sorrow cuts so deep. Our thoughts and prayers are with you 🙏 ❤

  • Lois Wallace says:

    The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Knew Kevin as a little boy, he came from a great family, and made himself a wonderful person full of grace and love. This is very sad for everyone, but he will be in a heavenly place.

  • Mark Janisch says:

    My condolences to you and your family Diane. Meeting and working with Kevin was one of my highlights of the MBA program. I had tremendous respect for Kevin’s character. His integrity, sense of humour and creative intelligence is what I will always remember about him. He will be greatly missed by many.

  • Steve Hardy says:

    Very sad news. Kevin was an NRC-IRAP advisor to my startup in Calgary and, years later, to a BC startup I’ve been assisting. His exceptional insight and caring left a lasting impression and he will be missed. My sincere condolences to his family.

  • Rizwan Kheraj says:

    My deep condolences to your family. Kevin was a colleague that I worked with while i was at the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program. I will always remember him as a collaborative and emphatic advisor to may technology entrepreneurs. He will be sorely missed.

  • Gail Owen says:

    Diane and family, We were so sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. He was truly one of the kindest and funniest people I have ever known. I will miss his great stories.

  • Rava says:

    I had the pleasure of taking Kevin’s entrepreneurship course this past Spring. He was a wonderful teacher that inspired my classmates and I and made us feel excited and capable to enter the world of business and entrepreneurship. Such a kind, intelligent, and passionate person – he definitely left his mark on the world, and I know that we all felt lucky to have him as a teacher.

  • Kas Narayanan says:

    Kevin was a colleague who I counted on for inspiration. The energy he brought into the discussions remains fresh in my memory and he is dearly missed. My condolences.

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