KINLEY, Kurt Andrew May 4, 1950 - February 2, 2014 . We announce, with great sadness, the sudden passing of Kurt, 6 days after being told his cancer was terminal. He will be mourned and missed by his brother Ronald (Gloria) of Aldergrove, half-sisters Doris Sanner, Helen Working, and half-brother Richard Ryan from the United States. Predeceased by his father, mother and two half-brothers, Brian and Clifford, Kurt never married. He enjoyed his extended family of nephews and nieces, (Lisa, Jeff and Brian), two foster nephews (Larry and Steven), aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as many grandnieces and nephews. . Born in Moose Jaw, SK, he spent his early years at the border crossing of East Poplar, SK, as his father was a Custom's officer and farmer. After the death of his father, the family moved to Coronach, SK where he attended school until grade 10. Keeping a family tradition, Kurt moved to Regina and entered Campion College. An excellent student and athlete, he entered the University of Saskatchewan, Regina, and gained a Baccalaureate in History. During pursuit of further studies in Canadian history and literature, he was struck down by Schizophrenia. He followed his mother to British Columbia, where he received treatment and with faithful use of medications and family support, he was able to forge a life that saw him return to school, gain employment and volunteer for the last twenty years. He formed many friendships within the various organizations. . All who knew Kurt describe him as: gentle, kind, friendly, accepting of others, and very knowledgeable about history and politics. He was afflicted, but never defeated. . A Celebration of Kurt's life will be held at: Crossroads United Church, 7655 120th Street, North Delta, B.C. On Saturday, February 15th, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. . In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the BC Schizophrenia Society or the Crossroads United Church memorial fund.
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Published in The Surrey Now from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, 2014