The family of Kelvin Loscombe of Yorkton, beloved husband of Kelly, sadly announce his passing on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at the age of 61 years. A Visitation for Family and Friends will be held on Sunday from 7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m. from Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with physical distancing practices followed. Due to current health restrictions a Family Funeral Service will take place on Monday, June 15 at 11:00a.m. with Crystal Bailey, Certified Celebrant, officiating.
Memorials in memory of Kelvin may be made to the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation (9 Lancaster Rd, Moose Jaw, SK S6J 1M8) or to The Health Foundation for Palliative Home Care (41 Betts Ave, Yorkton, SK S3N 1M1)
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Kelvin Loscombe, beloved husband of Kelly Loscombe passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at the age of 61. He passed at home surrounded by friends and family after a long, hard fight against cancer, and he was able to say goodbye to all his children and grandchildren and many of his friends before succumbing to the disease.
Kelvin was born in North Battleford Saskatchewan on December 31, 1958 to David and Doreen Loscombe (nee Nelson), and was the third of five children. When he was three years old, the family moved to Vancouver Island where he lived until he was done school.
When Kelvin was 17 years old he moved to Yorkton SK where he met his future wife Kelly through some mutual friends. It wasn’t long after they met that they began courting (that’s what it was called back then!) and they were eventually married on December 7, 1979 at St. Andrews United Church in Yorkton.
In April 1980 Kelvin became a father when his son Shaun was born. Matthew followed in 1984, and his first and only daughter Brittany was born in October 1987.
Kelvin, Kelly and the children lived in Yorkton primarily in a house on Roslyn Avenue where Kelvin could frequently be seen playing baseball and sledding with the kids at Roslyn Hill.
Kelvin worked in Yorkton first as an EMT for his Uncle Dennis for many years. In 1986 he began working for Canadian Pacific Railway, starting as a welder and eventually working his way up to Assistant Road Master, where he could finally give the orders instead of receiving them! He worked here until his retirement on January 1, 2020.
When Kelvin wasn’t working he could be found renovating the family home. Kelvin’s mantra was “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” This mantra was also projected to his children who were often unwilling participants in the renovations! He continually worked hard to provide a better life for his children than he had when he was growing up, and he was absolutely successful in that endeavor.
Kelvin loved hunting, and would head to Northern Saskatchewan for several weeks during whitetail deer season with his father-in-law Lee Prince, so there was always an abundance of deer and moose meat in the freezer. Kelvin loved anything outdoors, whether it be sitting on a boat fishing, hunting rabbits and gophers with the kids, or going for hikes while looking for rocks for various yard projects. Kelvin could also be found in the woods looking for burls which he used for his woodworking passion.
Kelvin loved being a grandpa, and would often secretly feed his grandkids sweets only to pass a child with a sugar high back to the parent (and then smile proudly at his accomplishment!). Kelvin has 7 grandchildren and was able to say goodbye and love on all of them one last time before he passed.
Kelvin was predeceased by his parents David and Doreen Loscombe and his brother Ron.
He is survived by his wife Kelly, his brother David (Jenn), his two sisters Sheila (Gord) and June, his son Shaun (Bootsie) and their son Samuel, his son Matthew (Jayda) and their children Dawson, Mikah, Sullivan, & Saylor, and his daughter Brittany (Amear) and their daughters Hannah & Allison.