Kevin Joseph Quilty went home to be with our Lord Jesus on Friday, February 7, 2014 at the age of 86. Kevin is predeceased by the love of his life, Geraldine Esperanza, daughters Donna Mussell, and Doreen Storey, grandsons Sean Quilty, and Dallas Daleen, and 12 siblings. Kevin is lovingly remembered by daughters Kathy Beauchamp (Rod) of Chilliwack, BC, Rita Cawthra (Bill) of Ladysmith, BC and sons Kevin Quilty Jr. (Carolyn) of Hinton, Alberta, and Donnie Marcher (Delores) of Burnaby, BC, and brothers John Quilty (Sylvia), Harold Quilty both of Burnaby, BC, many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Kevin was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland and as a young boy started working on the docks. His love for the sea continued as he worked on various ships as a merchant marine through WWII and after as a longshoreman, and a deckhand on freighter ships. In later years he spent his time living between the Lower Mainland and Salton Sea, California before settling in Chilliwack, BC.
Kevin loved to sing and had a beautiful voice. He loved to laugh and be around people. Kevin would always lend a helping hand. He worked hard, played hard and never backed down from a challenge. He was a tough old newfie! You will be missed so very much! We would like to thank all the staff at Cascade Lodge, especially the 4th floor staff, for taking such good care of Kevin. Family only viewing to be held on Saturday, Feb. 15th, 1 to 2pm at Wiebe & Jeske, Abbotsford, BC., followed by an Open House for family and friends from 3 to 6pm. Please email Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. As per Kevin’s request, no service will be held. Condolences can be sent through the Wiebe & Jeske website. To my first valentine, my first love, Happy Valentine’s Day Dad. I will love you forever!