Kevin Edward Boitson
Kevin Edward Boitson, 36, of Conestoga, Pennsylvania and formerly Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, passed at Johns Hopkins Hospital, on Tuesday, October 28. He is now with his Lord and Savior after a courageous four month battle with Angiosarcoma cancer.
Kevin was well loved by all those around him, and throughout his life has touched many lives with his big heart and strong will. These traits helped him to reach out to so many and fight on during his battle with a rare cancer, and, for this, his legacy will go on forever.
Born in Winnipeg, on Apri1 7, 1972 to parents Linda Boitson and the late Alan Boitson. Kevin always had a passion for sports and fitness and was raised to share and love others. He loved to play ice hockey and developed a strong skill at surf fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. It was his dream to be at the ocean and soak up the sun with his wife of almost 2 years, Brenda. He also loved his job at Rohrer’s One Hour, where he had worked for a year previous to becoming ill.
Kevin is survived by his wife, Brenda Lee, of Conestoga, mother Linda, of Winnipeg and brother Ken, of Winnipeg, the Kowalinskis, of Beeton, Ontario and of Toronto, Ontario, the Willsons, of Toronto, Ontario, and the Collins, of Guelph, Ontario. Kevin is also survived by his parents-in-law, J. Donald and Lindsay Harnish, of Conestoga, brother-in-law, Kurt Harnish, of Conestoga and his fiancee, Bethany Hamby, of Lancaster, sister and brother-in-law, Louis and Joni Staffieri, of Lancaster, as well as many friends and family whom Kevin was so grateful to have had in his life.
Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 3:00 P.M. at the New Danville Mennonite Church, 103 Marticville Road, Lancaster, PA with the Rev. Curtiss L. Kanagy and the Rev. Jay C. Garber officiating. Friends may call at the church on Sunday from 2:00 P.M. until the time of the service. Interment in the New Danville Mennonite Cemetery will be private and held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the family, or to the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative (Checks must read: FJC/Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative), 17 Bethea Drive, Ossining, NY 10562-1620. For more information on Sarcomas, please visit http:// www.sarcomahelp.org or visit http:// www.theboitsons.info. Arrangements by the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 394-4097. To send an online condolence to the family, visit our website at www.kearneyasnyderfuneralho…
What a beautiful obituary. I hope you have a better day today.
What a great picture of Kevin! That is how we will remember him. Love you, Mandy
Brenda, you are in my heart and in my prayers. This is a lovely piece about Kevin. *hugs*
Brenda, that is an awesome picture of Kev! His obituary was lovely, and he will be remembered as such. Love & Prayers – The Hess’s