We Remember

STEPHENS, Kevin John

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved son, brother, partner and friend. Kevin was born in Red Deer, Alberta to Bill Stephens (Lori) and Diana Reynolds (Bruce).

Kevin lived a life full of exuberance, passion, generosity and kindness. When Kevin was a boy he learned to play guitar. Music would always be a love for Kevin and many years later would inspire Kevin to play his ukulele all over the world. Kevin was involved in air cadets as a boy, as well as hockey and baseball.

It was at age 18, when Kevin discovered a passion for diving and the water. He became an accomplished dive instructor, which took him all over world. The love for travel then inspired Kevin to become a tour guide as well. He was 25 when he worked for a year for Tucan Travel in Asia. He took people to six countries for 49 day trips. It was on his first excursion that he met his love and partner, Rhiannon, who then continued to journey with Kevin through life.

Kevin was a man with strong humanitarian desires. Throughout his world travels, Kevin always took the time to leave the country better than when he arrived.

Through heroic measures on a beach in Kelowna, Kevin’s heart was able to hang on for three days, in order to provide organ donation to many people. It was always his desire to help make a difference, even in the end.

Kevin leaves to mourn his parents, partner Rhiannon, sister Sarah, brother Justin, brother Gavin, aunts, uncles, grandparents and nieces. He also leaves to mourn numerous friends in over 45 countries.

A Celebration of Kevin’s Life will be held at Willow Park Church, 439 Highway 33 West, Kelowna, BC on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a marine preservation organization, which will be announced on the “We Love You Kevin” Facebook page.

The family would like to thank Carolyn of Victim Services. The attending RCMP, Rescue Services, the helicopter pilot, paramedics and the two paddle boarders who gave everything to helping try and save Kevin. Because of these people, the family had Kevin for three extra days, as well as the six people who benefitted from Kevin’s organ donation. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Willow Park Church

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