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Kevin Wade Wallace

October 23, 1968 - February 14, 2015

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In the early evening hours of Saturday, February 14, 2015, Kevin Wade Wallace passed away peacefully at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital at the young age of 46 years. Kevin had bravely battled a non curative form of cancer for four and half months. Even through his pain he always had a beautiful smile for all who knew and loved him. He was born on October 23, 1968 in Calgary, Alberta to Ron and Sharon Wallace.

Kevin was not only larger than life in his height and size, but also in his personality. He could be sweet, sarcastic, condescending and conscientious all at the same time. He was open and honest and you could always count on Kevin to tell you how he really felt. But, first and foremost he was a man with a great sense of humour. Kevin and his wife Audra came to Cranbrook from Calgary in 2007 jobless in a mini van with their kids, pets, and hopes and dreams. Out of necessity a niche was filled in 2008 when they opened the Red Neck Café. Their regular customers and friends know how he loved to give people a hard time. Cranbrook definitely had found its own Soup Nazi (“No soup for you!”) in Kevin. It was impossible to fill his shoes once he was admitted to the hospital. Kevin had a very strong work ethic even though he suffered from a lot of pain over the years. He might have been limited in his activities, but he loved to swim, camp and golf. Being a true Calgarian, born and raised, he loved the Calgary Flames and the Stampeders; he was a life time fan, not a band wagon jumper. He had an on-going rivalry with some of the most loyal Canucks and B.C. Lions fans and he loved to talk sports. However, the most important things in his life were his children. He would have gladly laid down his life for them. Kevin will be sadly missed by all who had the privilege and honour of knowing him.

Kevin leaves so many memories behind with his friends and family. He is survived by his beloved wife, Audra and his three children; Maddie, Ryley and Hayley. He also leaves behind his mother Sharon Wallace, his sister Dana and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Ron Wallace in January 2013 and his grandmother Astrid (Ozzie) Campbell in 2010.

We would like to give a very special and loving thank you to Dr. Solkova and the wonderful nursing staff on the palliative care floor at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. You gave Kevin everything that he wanted and needed throughout his stay there. Kevin was blessed to have all of you. Thank you for making him as comfortable as possible; we are eternally grateful.

A Celebration of Kevin’s Life will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Mark Memorial Funeral Home, 2024 Industrial Road No. 2, Cranbrook, at 1:30 pm with a lunch to follow. Memorial donations may be made in Kevin’s memory to the SPCA, 3339 Hwy 3/95, PO Box 2, Cranbrook, BC V1C 4H6.  Condolences may be left for the family at www.markmemorial.com. 

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From: Dale & Darlene Janzen
Relation: Cousin

So sorry for your lose.Kevin was a great and wonderful guy.

From: Randy and Dixie
Relation: Family

A light and a laugh taken much too soon. Wishing you all peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Kevin will be greatly missed.

From: Kathy, Jamie, Peaches and Pete
Relation: Friend of Family

A beautiful tribute to Kevin.

From: Rita
Relation: Customer - Red Neck Cafe

Audra, my deepest condolences to you and your family on your loss.

From: Rick & Gerri Vaugeois
Relation: From Mr. Schnapps in Calgary

Audra and family; Our sincere condolences to you all, may you take comfort in the many happy memories you made as a family. We always enjoyed seeing you at Mr. Schnapps in Calgary and enjoyed many great meals there that Kevin prepared. It was great to meet you again at the Redneck Café and see that you and your family were so happy here. Thinking of you.

From: Kathy Garcia and family
Relation: Old next door neighbor

Although I have just learned of Kevin’s passing I would like to send my sincere condolences to Audra and family, to Sharon, and to Dana. Sorry for the lateness. I remember Kevin’s laugh as a young man and the tricks he liked to play. How the summers always included an impromptu water fight with the hose stretching across the alley. He also liked to scare the begess out of us. In later years when he came back to Calgary to visit his dad there was the usual ribbing of who let him back into the neighborhood. Kevin will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
February 21, 2015
Beginning at 1:30pm

Location:
Mark Memorial Funeral Home
2024 Industrial Road No. 2
Cranbrook, BC Canada

2024 Industrial Road No. 2
Cranbrook, BC Canada

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Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

SPCA, 3339 Hwy 3/95, PO Box 2, Cranbrook, BC V1C 4H6

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