J. Kevin O’Kane ( 1933 – 2020 )
The family of Kevin O’Kane is saddened to announce his passing on Nov. 7, 2020 at 87 years of age. He died peacefully in the early morning hours with the love of his family surrounding him. Born in Bromley Township, Kevin was the son of William and Catherine (Cahill) O’Kane. Predeceased by his wife Olive McIntyre of Douglas, he will be dearly missed by his six children: Diane (Patrick) McHugh, Osceola; Colleen (Ian) Pentney, Thunder Bay; Teresa (Yony) Amond-Ortiz, Cobden; Pat (Lisa), North Bay; Beverly (Stewart) Johnson, Saskatchewan; and Brian (Ann), Toronto. Lovingly remembered by 13 grandchildren, “Big Grandpa” to 17 great grandchildren. Kevin is survived by his sister Marcia Anne Timm, Renfrew. And in-laws Kevin (Catherine 1995) Wren; Dave (Helen) McIntyre; Des (Marguerite 2015) McIntyre, Renfrew; Margie (Leo 2016) McIntyre, Arnprior; and Elaine (Ron) Tracey, Eganville. Predeceased by son-in-law Gerald Amond, brother Arnold, and sisters Bernadette, Jean, Helen, Catherine, Marguerite, and in-laws Doris Donnelly, Leo McIntyre. His family will always be especially grateful for the deep love of music he instilled and encouraged throughout our lives.
“The leader of the band is gone
But his blood runs through our instruments
And his song is in our soul.”
Kevin operated a successful life insurance brokerage business for over 50 years in Oshawa, North Bay, and Ottawa. When he resided in North Bay he served as a Trustee on the Separate School Board, and was also a Returning Officer for several provincial elections. Family and friends are welcome to attend visitation at Fraser, Morris and Heubner Funeral Home, 3 Crawford St., Cobden on Friday Nov. 13 at 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Given the present Covid 19 protocols, the family understands attendance will be limited and face masks must be worn at the Funeral Home, Church, and Cemetery. We look forward to holding a celebration of Kevin’s life once circumstances allow us to come together with all friends and family unable to attend at this time. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Pius V, Osceola; Saturday, Nov 14th at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment at St Pius cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Bromley Historical Society, or the St Pius Cemetery fund.
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