November 19, 1960 – April 16, 2020
It is with sad hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Kenneth Stuart McNevin on April 16, 2020.
Ken was born November 19, 1960 in Creston, BC to John and Josephine McNevin. Ken grew up in North Vancouver. He moved to the Yukon in the mid-seventies where he made his home for most of his adult life.
Ken was never afraid of working and trying out various occupations. For example, in Mayo, Ken became Canada’s youngest fire chief. Later he served as the fire inspector in Dawson City, and was active in reviving the local radio station there.
After graduating from Yukon College with a heavy-duty mechanic ticket, Ken pulled wrenches across the north from Tuktoyaktuk, NWT, to Stewart BC. In 2004 he obtained two Red Seal certificates: heavy duty equipment technician and truck/transport technician.
On October 11, 2019, Ken married Linda Sidney, and spent his remaining time with her in Teslin. As Linda says: “Ken was my beloved husband, friend and confidant. Our life together was too short and sweet but he will live on forever in my heart.”
Ken enjoyed music throughout his life. He was resourceful and could be selfless in advocating for others. He cared deeply about his family and made many friends over his lifetime. Ken had a mischievous sense of humour. He loved ravens and pushed to have the raven declared the Yukon’s official bird.
Pre-deceased by his mother, Josephine, Ken is survived by his grieving family – his wife Linda, his father John, his siblings Deborah, Malcolm, Allison and his niece Ellen.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
May the stars carry your sadness away.
May the flowers fill your heart with beauty.
May love forever wipe away your tears,
and above all may the silence make you strong.Obituary