Kevin Dominick O’Connell died on December 16, 2017. He was born in Penticton on June 8, 1934. He is predeceased by his beloved wife Daveen (Dinny), parents Daniel and Edna, and sister Claire Lowe. He is survived by his children Daniel (Roxanna), Catherine (Brad) MacKinnon, Aileen (Robert Dmitroca), Thomas (Mary), and Colleen; and by sister Maureen and brother Larry. He was grandfather of nine, and great‑grandfather of five.
Kevin was an avid athlete, excelling in baseball, basketball, football and hockey. He attended UBC on a basketball scholarship, but ended up an All-Star with the Thunderbird football team (Big Block 1955). He graduated from UBC Civil Engineering (1957), and worked for 40 years as a civil and structural engineer on bridges, conveyor systems, container cranes and heavy industrial structures.
Kevin’s deep abiding faith in Jesus Christ brought him joy. He was a devoted leader of the North Shore prayer group and in his parish community. With his characteristic humility and humour he made friends with all he encountered.