OBITUARY

Collin Bryce KENNEDY

April 3, 1968December 11, 2018

Collin Bryce Kennedy 1968 -2018 It is with heavy hearts and sorrow that we announce the passing of Collin Bryce Kennedy better known as “Theo” Collin was a good man all of his life and cared about others first and foremost. He was a volunteer test subject in the search for a cure for Multiple Myeloma so that no one would need to suffer what he went through.A researcher of science and physics and a humanitarian. Fighting against parking meter fees in front of hospitals and medical treatment centers with the full support and sponsorship of Robert-Falcon Ouellette M.P Member of Parliament, who said he would continue to raise the issue in Ottawa. Preceded in death by his wife Karen; Uncle Bordon (Bucky) Berschley and cousin Damien Marks. Collin is survived by his parents Julia Berschley and John Clinton Kennedy: sons, Bryce Kennedy and Garth Foulkes; aunts Natalie Hemingway (Pete McIntosh), Orysia Berschley, Mona Hill and Uncle Bill Hill, Donna Kowalski, and numerous cousins and close friends. A Celebration of Collin’s life will be held in Vernon British Columbia in the spring of 2019 around his birthday on April 3rd. In lieu of flowers Collins request was that donations be made to Cance Care Manitoba or North Okanagan Hospice Society in Vernon, British Columbia. Arrangements entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home in Vernon British Columbia. 250-542-4333 Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.pleasantvalleyfh.com

REMEMBERING

Collin Bryce KENNEDY

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Darrell Smith

January 21, 2019

I met collin back in 1990. We bonded over our love of games. It was always a pleasure visiting and chatting with him. We could go on for hours with theories and concepts of mechanisms on how games should be run.

I will miss you my friend

Michaelann Dahlman

January 19, 2019

I met Collin through a friend in Winnipeg when he was in the news for fighting against hospital pay parking, something I have found frustrating & infuriating for years. We chatted when he moved to BC & I am so sorry I never got the opportunity to meet him in person. He was funny, brilliant & had a very kind heart. You will be missed forever, Collin.

Steve Wilson

January 18, 2019

I meant Theo in about 2008 when he Karen and the boys moved in next-door to us in Abercorn grove. they quickly became good friends and cherished neighbours and we shared many happy times together. I remember Theo and I sitting in my backyard until son up Monday when we talked about all the things that mattered to us I also remember my last visit with Theo and going with him and Bryce for Chinese food in Winnipeg. It was a special time and I had hoped that we might have more special times and now they must say farewell and command his care to the giver of life. Blessings to you all and now the memories are cherished by many

Robert Menard

January 6, 2019

I first met Collin way way back when here and Ken were living on Barber Avenue here in Winnipeg I would say it was circa 1986, we quickly became friends and stayed friends it took Cancer to end our friendship, I have so many memorys with Theo I could write a series of novels and still have tons left over, I miss him so much he fought hard and I only wish he beat it, I remember our last chat on facebook shortly before he left us and to be honest I balled my eyes out, I still cry every day about his passing. His life was so busy I am glad He is survived by his son Bryce. He honestly was an amazing person and I still am honored to have been his friend!!

Andrew Muir

January 2, 2019

We are so sad about Collin's passing. Our prayers and thoughts go out to Aunt Julia, Bryce and Garth. Collin's passing is a great loss to our family.

Andrew, Amanda, Evie

Sherry & Dale Lidstone

December 31, 2018

So very sorry for your loss. Your are in our thoughts

Natalie Hemingway

December 28, 2018

I am deeply saddened at my nephew, Collin's passing. Collin was born with an engaging personality and a deep curiosity and intellect. My earliest memories are of him as a baby, our mother's first grandchild, who brought humor and joy into all our lives. Julia and Clinton, his mom and dad lived upstairs and later down the street from our family home. I remember when Collin started kindergarten at the same school we had gone to. I also remember Collin going for lunch at our Auntie and uncle's place across the street from our home. We all lived so close together and life was full and rich in adventures, great meals together in the warmth of our family home. I have a favorite photo of Collin sitting on the back of my bicycle, hanging on tightly to the seat and I am in pigtails and jeans, maybe he is about 4 years old, beautiful big brown eyes and an even more beautiful smile. The last time I saw Collin was this past August. His illness had taken much of his body, but, none of his spirit,intellect or humor. He was still the vibrant social and deeply caring person that he was his entire lifetime. He took on causes of injustice, was a test subject for the disease that eventually ended his life and maintained a curiosity about all manner of intellectual concepts, especially physics. He also appreciated a good joke and so in the face of a devastating illness, and much pain, he still laughed, and focused our attention on the small but so important aspects of life, in the moment, the taste of food, the beauty of the flowers in the garden outside his bedroom window. The world is a much better place for having had Collin in it. He lived a passionate life, with a deep respect and concern for others, a life example that we might all take a lesson from. We will remember him always. Auntie Natalie and Uncle Pete

Julia Berschley

December 28, 2018

We will miss you for the rest of our lives. Love as in forever your Mom and sons Bryce and Garth.

FROM THE FAMILY