Kevin Conway passed away suddenly at North Bay Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, January 22 2020 at the age of 74 years. Born in 1945 on October 2nd. Predeceased by his parents, Bernie & Ike Conway. Survived by his sisters, Vada Zidar (Frank)of Kirkland Lake and Brenda K. Smith (David)of New Liskeard. Lovingly remembered by nieces and nephews, Michael Zidar (Amy) of Lloydminster, AB; Sandra Dunn (Steve) of London, ON; Rhonda Gerl (Ron) of Cambridge, ON; Shannon Blanchfield (Ian) of Winnipeg, MB. Also lovingly remembered by grand-nieces and grand-nephews: Jace & Kenzie Zidar, Ashley & Mathew Dunn, Regan & Heléna Gerl, David, John Shannon (Jack) & Owen Blanchfield.
Kevin has always been a sports enthusiast, playing hockey for:
• the Richelieu team while attending École Assomption in Kirkland Lake
• the Holy Name Irish team while attending KLCVI
• the St. Michael’s Boys School team in Toronto while completing his Grade 13
• the University of Toronto St. Michael’s College team while completing his BA.
Also, Kevin loved to play fastball for Joe Dash, as well as tennis and squash on the Kirkland Lake courts.
Kevin graduated from Grade 12 at KLCVI in 1963 before finishing his high school education for Grade 13 at St. Michael’s Boys School. He then went on to complete his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto. He also attended Lakehead University in Thunder Bay for his Ontario College of Education Certification to teach at the high school level. He taught French for his entire career at KLCVI.
Kevin has always been passionate about playing bridge and became a lifetime duplicate bridge master winning many single, pair and team tournaments.
As a brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend, he will always be remembered as a very kind, soft-spoken and generous individual. He will be immensely missed by all of us.
Special thanks to the Kirkland & District Hospital Emergency Department, Dr. Kurki as well as North Bay Regional Health Centre Critical Care Unit Team for their high standards of care. Cremation to follow shortly with interment of ashes in the spring at the Kirkland Lake Cemetery, date to be determined later. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.frenchfamily.ca. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice if so desired.