We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Alternative Funeral Services
It is with profound sadness that Jamie announces the passing of her father, Kevin Grimshaw, at the age of 60 on April 28, 2022 in Elliot Lake.
Kevin was born on December 6, 1961 in Timmins Ontario. He was the second youngest child of Mearl and Douglas Grimshaw (both predeceased). He had three siblings, Dereck Grimshaw (predeceased), Debbie Winters, and Brenda Sonego (Bruno). On September 22, 1993 he and Penny Fast welcomed their daughter, Jamie Grimshaw to the world; the day he described to be the best of his life.
Kevin will also be missed by his aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who hold fond memories of him.
Kevin lived in many places in his life: Timmins, Manitouwadge, Sudbury, Elliot Lake, and various mining communities and was able to make friends, have fun, and get in a little trouble everywhere he went. Kevin had a very rewarding career in the mining industry and had the opportunity to work for many contractors all across the world. He especially liked sharing mining stories with Jamie’s finance, Trevor Nadon.
In my dad’s early years, you probably wouldn’t catch him without his bird, Bob, and dogs Phantom and Apollo. He loved spending his days on Dunlop lake at the cabin with his friends and family. He was in his element while in the bush or on the water fishing. He treated his friends as family and was always available to lend a helping hand.
My dad loved cooking meatballs and other strange concoctions. He loved singing me “Cat’s In The Cradle” as a little girl, and was known to give quite the speech on Christmas Eve. My dad had a beautiful smile, infectious laugh, a caring heart, and a great sense of humour. His personality was larger than life.
My dad faced more challenges during his 60 years on this earth than anyone deserves to in their lifetime. More importantly than that, he faced these challenges with an iron fist. His determination inspired myself and everyone around him. He was his own biggest advocate and held many goals until his final day.
A special thank you to the staff at Pioneer Manor in Sudbury and St. Joseph’s Manor in Elliot Lake for supporting Kevin throughout his final years. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Centre for Addiction and Mental Health would be much appreciated.
“‘When you coming home, dad?’ ‘I don’t know when,’ “But we’ll get together then. You know we’ll have a good time then”