It is with great sadness, yet a sense of peace, that we announce the passing of our son, Kevin Ryan Holub, at the age of 28 years. Kevin had many challenges throughout his lifetime that he battled with courage, strength, determination and acceptance. Throughout it all, he never lost his love of life and his wicked sense of humour.
Kevin was born January 9, 1981 in Williams Lake, BC. He also lived in Kamloops before moving to Chilliwack in 1987. He graduated from Sardis Secondary in 2000. Over the years he was involved with Pacific Riding for the Disabled and the Chilliwack Society for Community Living (CSCL). He loved camping, riding his bike, socializing, playing UNO, country music, going to pubs, concerts and casinos. He enjoyed trips to Disneyland, Mexico and Las Vegas and attended numerous car shows.
In 2003, he moved to Jasper House (CSCL) where he lived with his friend, Paul Kerr.
Here, he was supported by a team of caring individuals who have become extended family. They will always have a special place in our hearts. Throughout his life, Kevin was involved with numerous health care providers. We want to give special thanks to Dr. C. Kerr and to Vinge and Associates (Vadim, Gus, Brian and the rest of the nursing team). Above all, we want to acknowledge CSCL for being willing to take the risk.
Kevin is predeceased by his grandparents, Raymond Gaetz and Frank and Mary Holub. He will be deeply missed by his parents, Bob and Elaine and his brother Paul. He will also be remembered by his Nana, Mary Gaetz, his Aunt Cathy (Peter) Chisholm, Uncle Michael Gaetz, and Aunt Kathy (Stu) Harper and cousins, Andrew, Jennifer, Krista and Lian.
In celebration of Kevin’s life, a service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 2:00 pm from Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack, BC.
If family and friends so desire, memorial donations to the Chilliwack Society for Community Living (9253 Mary Street, Chilliwack) or to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, www.bcchf.ca destination Spina Bifida Clinic) in lieu of flowers, would be appreciated.
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