Kevin MacASKILL

May 2, 2022
In loving memory ~
Kevin laid aside his earthly incarnation on the sunny Saturday afternoon of February 5th 2022, in Nelson BC, with family at his side.
Kevin was born in Cape Breton NS to Evelyn and Gordon Lewis of Point Edward, the youngest of six children. At two years of age, Kevin and his sister Gwen were adopted, by Norman MacAskill (farmer, veteran, Halifax Explosion survivor) and Wilena (née Brewer; teacher), and raised in Wreck Cove, Cape Breton.
Kevin began his work life in Fishing and Construction. He joined the RCAF, in Radar and Communications, beginning a long career in Electronics. Kevin worked on the Distant Early Warning Line as a Radician, and with Canada Steamship Lines, Federal Electric Corp., Canadian Marconi Co., and Bedford Institute of Oceanography, before joining General Electric Medical Systems. This career took him and his family westward across Canada. At GE Medical, he worked as Biomedical Electronics Technician in Diagnostic Imaging (x-ray, CT scanners, and nuclear), and as Supervisor, and in sales, installation, and architectural planning.
Kevin Met Gail (Hancock), a flight attendant for MCA, while stationed at CFB Summerside. They married in 1962 and moved to Montréal, then resettled in Halifax where their children were born.
Kevin lived and worked in all of Canada’s provinces and territories. With Gail, he retired to Nelson BC in the early 1990s.
Kevin loved to travel and to add to his list of visited countries with Gail. Among his many interests, he enjoyed nature photography, hiking, tennis, 10K running races, cross-country skiing, cheering for his favourite teams, computers, cars, Scrabble, and writing.
We Knew Kevin As a grandfather, father, husband (champion caregiver to Gail), uncle, brother, friend, gentleman, naturalist, problem-solver, conservationist, tireless volunteer, storyteller, and poet. He was an extraordinary man of strength, conviction, honesty, integrity, and faith. He was a great listener, the last to leave a party, and a jokester with a mischievous grin.
Kevin was a bright and gentle soul, kind, friendly, patient, keen, wise, witty, thoughtful, caring, well-read, intelligent, compassionate, talented, inquisitive, proud, multi-talented, humorous, reliable, humane, responsible, brave, cheerful, and peaceable. He showed kindness to all living beings, put others before himself, contributed good energy to his communities, and was a true gem, loved and appreciated by all who knew or met him.
Aside from his four parents, Kevin was pre-deceased by his wife Gail, siblings Eva Lampman, Lorna MacQuarrie, Thelma Cunningham, and Billy Lewis, nephew Stephen MacDermid, and brother-in-law Ian MacDermid. Kevin is survived by daughters Heather and Bonnie (Mark), grandsons Adrian and Ian, sister Gwen, and many beloved nieces, nephews, and sisters- and brothers-in-law.
Thanks To All who were a part of Kevin’s Earthly Community – the Helpers, the Healers, the Creators, the Forever Friends, & all who brought joy to his long and interesting life.
A Celebration of life 1:30 PM Saturday May 28 Nelson United Church 602 Silica Street.
Donations in Kevin’s memory to: The Canadian Wildlife Federation, The Heart & Stroke Foundation, or a charity of choice.


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