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T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel

755 George Street, Sydney, NS

OBITUARY

Kevin Joseph Carew

May 24, 1953March 14, 2020

It is with great sadness that we, the family of Kevin Joseph Carew, announce his passing at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on March 14, 2020. Born in Sydney, May 24, 1953. Kevin was the son of the late Lena and Alfred Carew. He was born and raised in Whitney Pier and remained there to bring up his own family. Kevin always had a story about his days growing up on Railroad Street. Kevin enjoyed many things in his life. He was always the happiest listening to country music, playing in the band, cleaning his cars and watching his grandkids in concerts and playing sports. He spent many summers with his family at the bungalow out on the Mira. Kevin was always up for having a good time. In his later years, he enjoyed walking at the mall and going for coffee with his good friend, Bobby Rowe. Kevin also enjoyed doing puzzles and chatting with his friends at the building. Kevin is survived by his two sons, Kris and Brad (Charlotte); grandchildren, Alexandra, Kenzie, Ava and Brady; companion, Susan MacNeil and her daughters, Amy MacNeil (Matt), Beckie Inder (Brandon) and his granddaughter, Sophia. Kevin is also survived by his sisters, Joan (Steve) MacKenzie, New Brunswick, Elaine (Martin) Matheson, Sydney, brother, George, Sydney and sisters-in-law, Rena, Deborah and Donna, all of Sydney. He was predeceased by his wife, Arlene; brothers, Louis, Gerald and Bernie; sister Shirley and sister-in-law Judy. Due to current health warnings, service, reception and burial is being delayed and will be announced at a later date. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.twcurry.com. If desired, donations in Kevin’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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Jay Hollohan

March 23, 2020

Kevin and the Carew family were our family friends growing up in "Good Old Whitney Pier". Later in life Kevin and I were neighbors. We reminisced about many stories of our growing up in the Pier. Sadly, another too young to go Pier boy has left us; far too early Rest in Peace my good friend.

Jay & Valerie Hollohan

Colin Landry

March 22, 2020

Brad,Charolette and Family,
Barb and I were sadden to learn of your loss. Let memories fill your mind and warm your hearts during this difficult time.
Colin and Barbara Landry.

Carmella Veres

March 20, 2020

For Brad and family and Sue and family. I don't have the words to express how sad I am that Kevin has passed. Everybody loved him, and he was everyone's friend. I live in 312 and a lot of the people in this building shared so many laughs and countless hours doing the puzzles and listening to his stories. We are in shock. He can never be replaced and will never be forgotten. So very sorry.
Carmella Veres

Jim Whalen

March 19, 2020

Just wanted to send a pic of us as kids,Good memories of good friend

James WhaleN

March 18, 2020

I Lived at 23 Railroad St. At age 9 or 10 Kevin and I were the best of friends although it didn’t start out that way. I was pretty good at throwing rocks, I and Kevin were at opposite ends of the Street Kevin dared me to throw a rock at him ,he said he wouldn’t move, so I threw it and he never moved , I hit him right on the top of his head, knocked his hat off and almost knocked him out as well, it was just the crazy things we did as kids. In the winter we would dig tunnels from his house to my. His home was the only home that had a telephone so often he would come to the house to tell us we had a phone call, and everyone else on the street as well. My best memory of Kevin is the day he saved my life. We were doing something we shouldn’t been doing , we were sliding on cardboard down the small street parallel to the overpass . A pickup came speeding down the street , we were sliding down at the time ,I never seen the truck but Kevin did at the last minute, just as it was about to run over my head Kevin reach under the truck and pulled me out from under the tire, it was so close that as Kevin pulled on me hair was pulled out of my head by the front tire . I would not be alive today if it wasn’t for Kevin and his bravery to stay with his best friend and save him, I never forgot it and never will, best friends forever, love Jim Whalen

Deneyse Johnston

March 17, 2020

To Brad and family, we are sorry to hear of your Dads passing. May all your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.
Terry , Deneyse and family.

Bert Lewis

March 17, 2020

We are very sorry for your loss.
Bert and Maurina (Murphy) Lewis

Wayne Heffernan

March 17, 2020

Great walking and coffee friend. Kevin always had a Pier story and he always new what that was happening there. RIP friend.

Joan Macintosh

March 17, 2020

So sad to hear of Kevin's passing.memories of growing up on Railroad St.,with the Carews,and others keeps us going in our later years.Condolences to all the family.joan ( Bennett) Macintosh and Bevan Brennick

Jeannette and Kenny Pearson

March 17, 2020

Some of the best years of our lives were spent with Kevin and Arlene and , of course, the entire Carew family out on the Mira! We will never forget Kevin's beautiful smile and laugh. Our deepest sympathies to all. Love you. Hugs!

FROM THE FAMILY