Kevin Patrick O’Flynn

March 1, 1957 ~ January 30, 2024

Kevin Patrick O’Flynn passed away after a courageous battle of a lifetimeillness in Merritt, BC at the Nicola Valley Hospital surrounded by his family.

Kevin was born in Quesnel, BC to Audrey (Ward) & David O’Flynn and was considered the middle child of 12 siblings. Throughout his life he lived in many places across Western Canada, leaving a bright impression with everyone he came in contact with. Kevin married the love of his life, Suzette (Aspinall) on December 28, 1996 in Merritt, BC; having two children together Kayla Marie Dawn (July 22, 1990 – July 14, 2005) and Brandi Lee-Ann.

He was a man known for his huge heart, contagious laugh, amazing sense of humour (with all sorts of ribbing and practical jokes); he could see the positive in everything and everyone, as well as being a great husband, provider, protector, father, brother, uncle, papa, even a second dad to many. Kevin’s family was the center of his world, with friends a close second; he always had time for his girls, and extended family. He had many lifelong friends that he loved like brothers and sisters. His annual fishing trip(s) created many amazing memories along with the many trips away from home working. 

Kevin worked in the roofing industry for most of his working life, he knew everything there was to know about roofing and did it better and/or faster than men much younger than him…he was known as ‘Thee Roofer’!

Kevin is survived by Suzette, his beloved wife of 35 years, his children – Brandi O’Flynn (Steven Brazeau) Jamie Ebel (Renee Burnett), and Nathan Poittris. In addition, his grandchildren – Ryker Lowey, Caelan Twan, Ryder and Savannah Ebel, Ethan Poittris, Bobbi Poittris and Hudson Poittris; along with his great-grandchildren by Ethan – Sequoia and Saylor Poittris. Kevin will be reunited with his daughter Kayla Marie Dawn O’Flynn, his parents, sister, brothers and friends who passed before him.

Kevinwas a huge believer that every child deserves the opportunity to play sports; in keeping with his wishes, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Canadian Tire ‘Kids Jumpstart Program’ or any program that promotes kid sports.

The family also wishes to acknowledge their heartfelt appreciation for the short-term support they received from the Nicola Valley Home Support program and the Palliative Care program. In addition, the compassion and support received from Merritt Funeral Chapel.

A traditional Nlaka’pamux pele7 was held at the family home immediately following his passing; however, due to medical issues at that time and upcoming medical issues, we have to plan a Celebration of Life at a later day in Quesnel (details TBD). 

Thank you for your understanding.

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