Passed Away: December 25th, 2021
With broken hearts we share that Kevyn passed from this world at the young age of 33. Kevyn was born in Burnaby, B.C. to parents Colleen and Bruce Kirbyson. For the first three years of Kevyn’s life, we knew that he was destined to be sports minded. He had a hockey stick in his hands from the time he could walk. He loved all sports and played soccer, lacrosse, ran track and field as well as hockey, but hockey was his passion. Kevyn started playing hockey at the age of three for the Burnaby Winter Club. He played there growing up, moved to Junior B, playing for the Ridge Meadow Flames, and was offered a position in the WHL for the Tricity Americans but chose to play Junior A for the Vernon Vipers, so he could be closer to his family and friends. Kevyn was a team player and was very social growing up and had many friends, including his lifelong friend, his younger brother Trevor. They did everything together including getting into trouble.
Kevyn met Rumi Miteva and married her on December 31st, 2011. They had their beautiful daughter on July 29, 2015, Elliana Miteva Kirbyson. Elliana and Rumi were the loves of his life. Rumi and Kevyn were unfortunately separated but remained friends until he passed.
Kevyn was a kind and loving soul and generous beyond words. He would give his last dollar to help someone out. His favorite place was Disneyland where you could just be a kid, and everything was magical.
Predeceased by his grandmother Connie Kirbyson and Poppa Barrie Scott.
Survived by daughter Ellie, wife Rumi, parents Colleen and Bruce, brother Trevor (Beth), grandparents Arnold Kirbyson and Fay Scott, nieces Emily and Briella, Aunty Kathy, Aunty Joanne and many more aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
The hardest part of Kevyn’s young life was losing his Poppa Barrie Scott whom he talked about non-stop until the day he passed.
For those of you who were privileged to know Kevyn beyond his struggles remember that he always wanted the best for everyone, and he loved his family and friends more than anything and would have done anything for them if he could.
We believe Kevyn is reunited in the loving arms of his Poppa now.
Kevyn’s favorite song growing up was the Rainbow Connection and we would like to leave you with this. Every time you see a rainbow remember these words:
“Why are there so many songs about rainbows and what’s on the other side. Rainbows are visions but only illusions and rainbows have nothing to hide. So we’ve been told and some choose to believe but I know they’re wrong wait and see. Someday we’ll find it The Rainbow Connection, The lovers, the dreamers and me.”
We love you Kevyn and you will forever be missed.
Celebration of Life to honour Kevyn on Saturday, April 23 at 11:00 am at Eagle Ridge United Church, 2813 Glen Drive, Coquitlam, B.C.