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Kevin William Geist

March 3, 1967 - June 7, 2020


Kevin Geist suddenly and unexpectedly passed away due to heart failure in his home on Nickawa Beach in Nelson BC, on Sunday, June 7, 2020. Kevin was 53 Years young at the time of his passing, born March 3, 1967.


Kevin will be greatly missed by his children Shayne, Amy (Cory), and grandchildren Mason and Elaina. He also leaves behind his Uncle Bruce (Beverly) and Aunt Judy (Bill), his sisters Debra and Karri, as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins. Kevin was predeceased by his mother Sandra, and Brothers Barry and Randy.


He had many hobbies, which included Scuba Diving, Sailing, riding his Harley, and sipping Pina Coladas on the beaches in Mexico. He was an avid traveler and enjoyed nothing more than a visit to Mexico where he could enjoy clear blue oceans, Palm trees, and Pina Coladas.  He shared these trips, making many memories with both Amy and Shayne and loved talking about his desire to take everyone in his family to Mexico.


Passionate about his grandchildren, he would spend hours watching bigfoot videos with his grandson Mason and loved surfing sailboat websites with his granddaughter Elaina. He loved teaching them how to get into “good trouble”.


A Harley Davidson Motorcycle enthusiast, he shared this passion with his son Shayne.  He also enjoyed Scuba Diving where he assisted with underwater recoveries, he did underwater welding, and enjoyed exploring underwater shipwrecks for historical artifacts. As a certified Scuba instructor, he enjoyed teaching others about the thrills of underwater adventure.


Compassionate, caring and just the little bit stubborn person he was, Kevin always did his best to do right by others. If you ever ran into him at his favorite coffee shop, he always insisted on buying you a coffee and loved a good visit.


In parting, take comfort in some final words on behalf of Kevin;


Ashes to Ashes

Dust to Dust

We can live with what we must

Night to Night

Day to Day

Our loved ones will never fade away

Those who are gone shall stay

And in our hearts shall he guide the way

A memory so good

A memory so great

And in our minds

His words will say

Go for the Gusto

From Day to Day.

-Kevin W. Geist

At this time no service is scheduled due to the gathering restrictions in place, however a reception will be scheduled later this summer when larger groups are permitted. (Date and Place TBD)


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From: Natalie Petersen
Relation: We were neighbours as kids.

My condolences to Kevin’s kids Shayne and Amy. I also extend my condolences to Debbie and Karri. Kevin and his family and my family were neighbours. We grew up across the street from each other. Right by the fire hall. You will be missed, Kevin.

From: David Cherry
Relation: friend

Diane and I are deeply saddened by Kevin’s untimely death. He was a great sailor especially when things got hairy. We will certainly miss him. Our sincere condolences to his family and all those who connected with him.

From: Tonnie Stewart
Relation: Friends since kindergarten

I am sorry for your family’s loss. I’ve known Kev since we were in kindergarten and I’ll miss his calm ways and corny jokes – his love of music, cars and the water. His voice resonates in my head as one of the most familiar sounds I know.

Love Red

From: Shaun vecchio
Relation: Friend

Where do I begin? Kevin was one of the most giving people I’ve ever known. A true friend. A caring dad. And a definate flare for travel. Kevin was always there when you needed him. Kevin was my best man at my wedding and someone who will remain with me forever in my heart and in my mind. Truly truly a heart breaking loss

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