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Born: Dec 13, 1952

Date of Passing: Sep 05, 2017

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FREDERICK KEVIN MOWAT It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Kevin Mowat on September 5, 2017. Kevin will be lovingly remembered by his wife Jen (nee Cox), of 38 years; son Andrew; mother-in-law Joyce Cox; sister Vi (Bob); brother Jeff (Tracy); brother-in-law Michael; Aileen Mowat; adored nieces and nephews: Jen, Lindsay, Derek, Justin, Stephen, Bryce, Sean, Lindsay and Dave; as well as treasured friends and colleagues. Kevin was born in Windsor, Ontario on December 13, 1952, to Power and Joy Mowat. He met the love of his life Jen and they were married on July 7, 1979 and settled in Winnipeg. Their dreams of becoming parents came true when Kevin and Jen were blessed with a son Andrew in 1993. Kevin was devoted to his family and would do anything for them. Always a support, always in tune, always loving and generous. He loved the family gatherings held over the years in Gladstone, Winnipeg, Clear Lake and Victoria Beach. He cherished family vacations to British Columbia and cruises to the Caribbean and Alaska. Kevin's larger than life personality and booming presence would brighten anyone's day. One of his passions in life was education. He was committed to lifelong learning, obtaining his Bachelor of Education from Brandon University and his Master of Education from the University of Manitoba. Kevin dedicated his life to teaching and inspiring countless students and colleagues over the past 42 years in the Winnipeg School Division. For the last 10 years, he worked as the Library Consultant and laterally expanded his role to become the Library Learning Consultant which reflected his love for literacy, innovation, and the digital world. In May 2016, Kevin was honoured by the Manitoba School Library Association with a Distinguished Service Award. Kevin was an intellect who loved people and the challenge of being a champion for others. Another passion in his life over the past two years was working out daily at the Reh-Fit Centre. He was motivated to improve himself and to try new activities while in the company of great friends and staff. The outpouring of love and support has affected the family deeply and has been a huge source of strength and we thank you. Kevin touched many lives over his lifetime at work, at the Reh-Fit Centre, in the neighbourhood but most importantly in his family. May his spirit of warmth, happiness, caring for others and love remain in your hearts and lives. A memorial service celebrating Kevin's life will take place on Friday, September 15, at 2:00 p.m. at Thomson "In the Park", 1291 McGillivray Blvd., in Winnipeg. In lieu of flowers, family and friends may wish to make a donation to the Reh-Fit Foundation, the Winnipeg Humane Society or a school library of choice. THOMSON "IN THE PARK" 204-925-1120 Condolences may be sent to

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 12, 2017

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • I am so sorry and sad on the passing of Kevin. He was always so cheerful and inspirational whenever we met at workshops. He was so kind and always asked how I was doing and made me feel so good about doing my job. Even though I didn’t work directly with him, he made me feel as if we did. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be very much missed. - Posted by: Kyllikki Ruus (colleague-library) on: Sep 18, 2017

  • Jeff and Family - Sorry to hear of the Loss of your brother. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. - Posted by: Brenda MacLennan and Family (FRIEND OF JEFF MOWAT) on: Sep 15, 2017

  • Kevin and I as well as few other dedicated Reh-Fit members shared the same locker room row of lockers. He was a friendly caring person; he always had a smile and a good word to say about his fellow members. He will be truly missed! - Posted by: Dave Mollins (Reh-Fit Friend) on: Sep 15, 2017

  • Kevin will be missed by so many! ❤️ He was the kindest, most caring and helpful person I know! He helped me create and set up the best new library at Inkster School. His support was amazing! His love and respect for all people was evident in everything he did!!! He was a beautiful human, inside and out. I will miss him dearly! - Posted by: Sandy Stevenson (Colleague) on: Sep 13, 2017

  • I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Kevin. I had the privilege and opportunity to work with Kevin during my years working for the Winnipeg School Division. He was a real asset to teachers in the division and was always willing to go that extra mile to help others. I was very pleased he joined me exercising at the Reh-Fit Center and set goals to living a healthy life style. We had many enriching conversations during our workouts about teaching, diet and exercise programs and setting goals. My condolences to his family and relatives during this difficult time. - Posted by: Quon Hum (WSD Teacher) on: Sep 12, 2017

  • I remember Kevin from McMaster Hall at Brandon University where we lived as carefree students during the 1970s. Laughter and fun always surrounded him. He was a darn good guy. My condolences to Members of the Mowat families. - Posted by: Rob McLennan (University friend) on: Sep 12, 2017

  • I am so very sorry to hear of Kevin's passing. I knew him from the Reh-Fit Centre as I was team Red and he was team Blue! We were arch nemesis and we had many laughs while competing 'together-against' each other. He was one of the nicest people I have had the pleasure of getting to know and his smile will be missed very much in the gym. I send the warm and kindness that Kevin always exuded back to his family at this sad time. - Posted by: Kelly Kluger (Reh-Fit Friend) on: Sep 12, 2017

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