OBITUARY

Kevin Mark Pasowisty

13 February , 195722 January , 2019
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Passed away peacefully with family by his side at the Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019, in his 62nd year. Dearly beloved husband of Victoria (nee Reynolds). Loving father of Katelynn (Karl) and Matthew. Cherished "Gramps" of Harrison and Madelynn. Dear brother of Debra Low, Michael (Vicky) and Lisa James (Derrick). Predeceased by his parents Victor and Frances, stepmother Lorraine and siblings, Michele Bell and James. Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Kevin was a former employee of General Motors Canada. A Celebration of Life will be held at COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL 1587 Highway 2, Courtice (905-432-8484) in the Chapel on Friday, January 25th, 2019 at 11 am. Reception to follow. Donations may be made to the MS Society. Online condolences may be made at www.courticefuneralchapel.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Celebration of Life Friday, 25 January , 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Reception Following Service
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Maria Horvath

27 January 2019

Victoria and family, please accept my condolences at this sad time.
I remember Kevin from yoga in 2005/2006 and coffee, and some of the laughs we all shared. I mostly remember all the nickels he won from me at Rummoli!
Wherever he is, I hope there is good card game going on!
Maria Horvath

Russ Pearson

27 January 2019

My condolences to you Vicki & family , when I heard of Kev's passing I was shocked & saddened. It has been several years since I saw him at our weekly yoga & breakfast get togethers.

He always made it to these where we all shared many laughs together.

Russ
Xo

Arlene Brannan

27 January 2019

Kevin was a good yoga participant and a fun Rummoli card game player. His friendship will be dearly missed. My deepest condolences to Victoria and the family.

Arlene Brannan

Lori Avril Vogel

26 January 2019

Please accept my sincerest condolences to Lisa and your family.

Lori Vogel

Bruce Sparks

25 January 2019

Kevin was a dear friend all through my highschool years. Always supportive and I loved watching him on the basketball court when I used to score and time.

He will be missed and my wishes to all his friends and family.

Bruce

Connie Trowsse (Denyer)

25 January 2019

Dear Vicky and family,
So sorry to hear of Kevin's passing. May all your happy memories bring you comfort. Thinking of you.

Sandy Batten

25 January 2019

I spent many days and evenings at the Pasowisty home as my parents were best friends with the Pasowistys. Kevin was a young man then and I would see him in passing. He always made a point of saying hello and taking time to greet our family. As many others have commented his kindness and gentleness was palpable. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

Ken & Lorna Pasowisty

25 January 2019

We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the Pasowisty family. Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time. Kevin was a happy and caring person. We were very privileged to have Kevin and his lovely wife Vicki witness our wedding vows back in 1983 in Sault Ste. Marie. We were very honoured and thankful they drove all that way to share in our special day. Our thoughts are with you.
Ken & Lorna Pasowisty

Janet McKinnon

24 January 2019

Pasowisty Family
One of the nicest and most gentle souls of anyone I have ever met. Spent many days driving around with Kevin for longer than I am sure he wanted to but never spoke a unkind word about it.
We share your sorrow and send our condolences to everyone in Kevin's family.
Al & Janet

Marilyn and Jack Edwards

23 January 2019

Jack and I want to send our love and condolences to all of you. Lorraine always told us what a good guy Kevin was.
May his love radiate forever in your hearts. Let perpetual light shine upon him and may he Rest In Peace.
Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all especially on Friday.
Hugs,
Marilyn and Jack

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Biography

To Kevin Mark Pasowisty, the entire world was a stage. An expressive, optimistic, and uninhibited individual, he was a performer in the theater of life. To everyone around him, he seemed to be eternally happy, and he willingly shared that joy with anyone whose life he touched. For Kevin, bringing out the best in any situation was as easy as offering a smile, a witty remark or the twinkle of an eye. And with just those simple gestures, he could evoke the most pleasant of emotions. Kevin really mastered the art of living and had great fun in doing so.

       His parents were Victor and Frances Pasowisty. He also had a stepmother Lorraine. Kevin was raised in Toronto, Ajax and Whitby. Even as a child, Kevin had the ability to lift the spirits of all those around him. He was raised to be warm, caring and friendly. He couldn’t help but capture everyone’s attention. He was definitely a little bit of a show off, but in doing so, he succeeded in entertaining his entire family.

      Always a good playmate, Kevin was easygoing and fun loving. He managed to lighten the mood wherever he was, even during family squabbles. He seemed to have a knack for bringing compromise and erasing tense situations around the house. Due to a generous dose of common sense, Kevin managed to find a satisfying solution to basic problems. Kevin was raised with 5 siblings. He had 3 sisters Debbie, Michele and Lisa, and two brothers Michael and James.

      All of Kevin's playful good humor carried over into his childhood. He was possessed with an outgoing personality, a lively imagination and a mellowed enthusiasm for life that allowed him to be constantly on the go. As a result, Kevin experienced a rather active childhood, and this suited him very well. He took part in track and field in elementary school and in high school he played basketball. In his spare time he liked to play the drums.

      Ask anyone who knew him from school and they would tell you that Kevin was a class “cut-up.” He didn’t do it to be unkind or to garner all the attention. Rather, Kevin simply enjoyed others’ laughter and the sounds of his friends and acquaintances having a good time. It could be said that for Kevin, grades may not have been the most important thing to him, but he really did enjoy his school experience. Since experience was Kevin's best teacher. He enjoyed hands-on learning and applying the “practical” approach to knowledge, rather than getting caught up in “theory.” Kevin graduated from Henry Street High School in 1976. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. His favorite class in high school was gym.

      Kevin never actually encountered a stranger in his dealings with people. He was drawn to individuals and crowds, using his gregarious, adaptable and outgoing personality to captivate his audience. This quality allowed Kevin to continually develop new relationships, ever widening his circle of friends. Kevin delighted in his role among all his acquaintances, because he viewed them all as potential spectators for his performance. Whether it was a story, a joke, a song or just plain fooling around, Kevin was always right at home putting on a show among his friends. Kevin utilized his interest in others as a great way to connect with them. While growing up, some of his best friends were John Farewell, Mark Watson, Rob Frazer, John Sturgeour, John McGuire and Al Fergusson. Later in life, he became best friends with Karen and Al Fergusson and John and Linda Krummenacher. Kevin loved sharing life and having his home filled with people he knew.

      The gift of being emotionally expressive and outwardly affectionate made Kevin very easy to approach. On September 8, 1979 Kevin exchanged wedding vows with Victoria (Vicki) Reynolds at St. Mark's United Church in Whitby, Ontario. He tried hard not to impose on his spouse. He was always sensitive to other people’s feelings, and that was especially true in marriage.

      Perhaps the reason Kevin related so well to children was the fact that he never really completely grew up himself. The ability to be just a “kid at heart” helped him in raising his own children. Kevin was blessed with two children, a daughter Katelynn and son Matthew. They were also blessed with two grandchildren, Harrison and Madelynn. Kevin had the ability to focus his attention on the present moment. If he was spending time with the kids, that’s where all of his attention was directed. Kevin's compassionate side prevented him from being a strict disciplinarian, and he could turn just about any situation into a playful, learning experience. He could spend hours entertaining them with fun and creative play. In fact, Kevin had a knack for turning some of those nasty old chores into games.

      At work, as in life, Kevin was a real “people person.” He had a very successful way of dealing effectively with others, and his enthusiasm and energy was often contagious. Kevin liked to see himself as something of a virtuoso. When dealing with various projects and problems, Kevin was an adaptable realist, using his common sense and trusting his experiences and impulses to uncover the correct answer. Kevin's talent for being a down to earth thinker, allowed many around him to see Kevin as an excellent problem solver. His primary occupation was Assembler and General Motors. He was employed for 24 years.

      Kevin enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. An “arts and crafts” type, Kevin liked creating and making things. His favorite pursuits were woodworking, music, drums and classical guitar. Kevin was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

      Kevin felt excited and challenged by sports. Even if he wasn’t the best, Kevin loved to participate and thoroughly enjoyed the competition and the pleasure of being around other people. Kevin relished the opportunities where he could make an impact, and he would often push himself to play above his abilities. A quick thinker who understood the basics, Kevin never seemed to get caught off guard, even when confronted with unexpected conflict. In high school, Kevin played basketball. Recreational sports included golfing and lob ball. Kevin was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were baseball and hockey.

      Living life in the fast lane suited Kevin just fine. It is no surprise that he loved to travel and to visit new and different places. He was naturally curious about other parts of the world and loved the real life adventure that came from visiting them. He was impulsive and willing to try anything once. Favorite vacations included a family trip out west to Calgary Stampede. Family reunion in Nepawa, family to trip to Disney Florida, and our trip to Margarita Island and Antiqua.

      Kevin passed away on January 22, 2019 at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville Hospital. He died from Pneumonia complicated by MS. He is survived by his wife Vicki, daughter Katelynn, son Matthew, grandchildren Harrison and Madelynn, his sisters Debbie, Lisa and brother Michael. Services were held at Courtice Funeral Chapel.

      Kevin brought joy to all of those around him. He never had a mean bone in his body. He loved to have a good time and was an eternal optimist, always looking on the bright side of things. He loved to share his energy, wit, and his zest for all of his activities with his friends and family. Kevin Mark Pasowisty lived life to its fullest and made everyone around him happier just for knowing him. He will be remembered with a smile.