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Born: Nov 14, 1961

Date of Passing: Jan 09, 2020

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November 14, 1961 - January 9, 2020

It is with bitter sorrow that we announce the untimely passing of Kevin Sanderson, 58, after a long brave battle with stage four prostate cancer. It was a battle he knew he couldn't win, but he fought until the end to stay with us as long as he could.
He will be forever missed by his wife and best friend of 40 years, Lori-Lyn; and beloved sons, Tyler (Kelsey) and Tanner. Granddaughter Kimber Lynn brought much joy and love into his life since her birth in February, 2019. He also loved his little dog, Chili.
Also mourning Kevin is his mother-in-law Pat Ashcroft; sister-in-law Jodi Handoga (Ron); nieces, Leigh (Austin) and Lauryn. He was predeceased by parents, Jean and Sandy; and father-in-law Grant.
Kevin was first and foremost a family man. He would do anything for his family and could do anything he put his mind to, including working on cars and renovating his house and cabin. These skills have been passed on to his sons to last them a lifetime. He was never happier than when spending time with his wife and boys at their cherished cabin at Beaver Creek, or going on family road trips to B.C and Florida. After the boys were grown, he and Lori went on many winter vacations, finally finding their special place in Kona, Hawaii. Kevin loved cars and trucks and owned many throughout his life, including classic cars, usually of the Chevy variety. He also had fun over the years driving dirt bikes, ATVs, Victory and Harley motorcycles, snowmobiles and Seadoos.
Kevin worked successfully for the City of Winnipeg for almost 30 years as a storekeeper in Public Works, retiring in February of 2015. His great sense of humour and outgoing personality gained him a multitude of friends at work and elsewhere. He was well known for his descriptive stories, punctuated by hand gestures and sound effects. A day didn't go by without one of these friends contacting him by text or phone to cheer him while he was sick and we are so grateful to all of you! A big thanks also for the love and support of family members.
Cancer is a terrible disease but it was made bearable by many. Huge thanks to Dr. P. Czaykowski and nurse Denise at CancerCare Manitoba who helped us fight for two and one half years. When they could do no more, we had a terrific palliative care home team and then the best in care and compassion at St. Boniface Palliative Care. We are very lucky to have these services here, so in lieu of flowers please make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba or Palliative Manitoba.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held in the spring.


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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 25, 2020

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • Kevin was definitely one of the most fun loving, inspiring friends that I have ever known. His love of things that were powered with a gas engine were evident at a very young age with snowmobiles, dirt bikes and of course many cars and trucks, most of them any young man would be proud to own. We shared many adventures, really too many to list, but they often involved snowmobiles, cars and loud music, Meatloaf and the Cars were among his favourites. It was great fun and always interesting to be around Kevin. Although we drifted apart I often thought of him and Lori as the years went by. It was a pleasure to visit with him occasionally in recent times to reconnect and share some of our shinanigans we had as young adults. My sincere condolences to Lori and family - Posted by: Byron Sault (friend) on: Apr 29, 2020

  • Even though we seemed to lose touch after our school days. Kevin was the kind of person you never forget. I have a lot of fond memories of the fun times we had together. Rest in peace Kevin - Posted by: Alan Luchik (Childhood friend) on: Jan 28, 2020

  • So sorry for your loss Lori, Tyler and Tanner along with your families. Kevin is a wonderful funny person I was glad to know all these years and Kevin and Lori a wondeul couple. Rest in Peace Kevin free of pain All my love Irene - Posted by: Irene Rowinski (friend of family) on: Jan 28, 2020

  • OMG, My heart is breaking for Lori and his family. I worked with Kevin and he was our go to guy for helping with all our Public Works Expo. If we needed anything Kevin would get it for us or knew where to go to get it. Our charitable fundraiser was always a success even though his parking lot was being used for a bus/tractor pull. I didn’t know he had been sick, and as wife who lost my husband to this ugly disease, my heart goes out to Lori and his family. His smile and laughter will now brighten heaven and I know Wayne, Richard Fredette and Kevin will be watching us and waiting till we all meet again. Hugs and prayers to everyone who loved this wonderful man. He will be missed! - Posted by: Terry-Lynne Hause (Welling-Skorodenski) (Friend and coworker) on: Jan 27, 2020

  • Lori and family our sincere condolences you are all in our thoughts. - Posted by: Joanne, Jack, Nicholas and Andrew (Friends from Beaver Creek) on: Jan 27, 2020

  • Omg, we just heard about Kevin’s passing. Lorie and family we are so so sorry. He was always in our prayers and thoughts. He will be surely missed at Beaver Creek. He was a beautiful person loving caring and always fun to talk with and also have a few beers with. Take care Lorri and family. There are no words to express how be feel for your loss. Xoxo... Sonja and Denis - Posted by: Sonja and Denis Beaver Creek (Friends) on: Jan 26, 2020

  • Pat and I are so very sorry to read of your loss. Will miss Kevin at Beaver Creek - Posted by: Al and Pat Wherrett (fellow Beaver Creek friend) on: Jan 26, 2020

  • We thank you Lori and family for sharing Kevin with us. We're so sorry for your loss. It was always a good time when Kevin was around. We'll miss him. - Posted by: Lorne and Debbie Robson (Friends) on: Jan 26, 2020

  • Kevin and I hung around a lot when we were young, he got me my first real job at Sears warehouse when I was 15, the guy was funny and loved Chevys, had a lot of laughs growing up in the Northend. RIP Kevin. - Posted by: Len Yablonski (friend) on: Jan 25, 2020

  • Sending my utmost condolences to Lori, Tyler & Tanner. Kevin was a great friend who always made me laugh & will forever be remembered and memories will be cherished. He always spoke so proudly of his family. We had lots of laughs during our workplace visits as well as in their garage for visits. Lori, Tyler & Tanner - Keep Kevin alive in your memories as I keep his memories alive in my heart. Sending you big hugs. - Posted by: Sharon Jonas (Long time friend & City of Winnipeg co-worker) on: Jan 25, 2020

  • Kevin was a great guy to work with. When he worked in stores he gave everyone a break if they needed something. He always had a great story to tell with a great sense of humour. Everyone who knew him liked him for this. RIP Kevin - Posted by: Gary Van Den Bossche (co worker) on: Jan 25, 2020

  • It was always fun dealing with Kevin. His infectious smile and mischievous sense of humour made every visit enjoyable. RIP. - Posted by: Rik Zatonski (Fellow worker and friend.) on: Jan 25, 2020

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