Orillia, ON ( Change City )

THANKS

Kevin Batchelor

BATCHELOR, Kevin - I would like to extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to family and friends for the love and support you provided throughout Kevin's illness. We were blessed to have the right people come into Kevin's life at the right time - our family doctor, Dr. Kathleen Michalski, whose compassion and concern for Kevin helped us immeasurably as we faced the inevitable. Our visiting nurse, Annie, Kevin anticipated your visits so much; he appreciated your advice, kindness and care. Many thanks to our friends who steadily maintained their support in a myriad of ways as Kevin's health declined. Special thanks to those dear friends, Karin and Betty-Ann, who got Kevin to that one last opera, it was one of the best gifts ever. Steve, Stu, Pat and Joe, long-time friends - your regular check-ins with Kevin were always bright spots for him, even on days when he was tired. To his nephews and their children: Todd, Glenn, Symonne, Jakob, Alex and Liam - you know he loved you and it brought him great joy just to have you around. Thank you to my sister Marilyn who worked her magic at RVH whenever we had a visit, it made a huge difference to our stress levels knowing you were there for us, as well as your support outside of the hospital. A special thank you to June, Kevin's sister, who has her own battle with the "c" word yet still made a point to join us almost every day after Kevin's diagnosis, bringing tasty treats to tempt Kevin into eating and exercising with him during commercials for the Y & R. And thank you to my children, Jesse (Donna), Kelly (Ian) and Christopher (Justine) and grandchildren Troy, Gareth and Lennox - it was a tremendous gift to your father spending time with him throughout this ordeal, talking about everything under the sun while you gave your love freely to him. I know he values and treasures you still. And lastly thanks to all those friends, coworkers, family members and former students who contributed to the Kevin Batchelor Endowment Fund held by the Orillia Museum of Art and History; the response has been overwhelming and demonstrates how one man's passion for the arts can bring a community together for a common good. ~Jenny Batchelor.12927785
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