Following a lengthy battle with mental health, Iain Alexander McKee of Kamloops died by suicide on November 14, 2021 at the age of 34. Though his life was short, he is remembered for absorbing each moment he had. His dauntless and fun loving nature led him on great adventures and his magnetism inspired others to let go of fear and embrace the wonder of life alongside him. Iain ushered others into his life vision - a life where love knew no bounds, where there was always room for others, and the impossible became possible. He was a dreamer, he wanted to show you the stars and dance with you under them. Music sounded better with him by your side. As a pillar of his community, he effortlessly fostered a safe and nurturing environment for those around him to learn, grow, and thrive. His light and legacy will live on within those who were lucky enough to cross paths with him.
Iain will be sorely missed by his wife Megan McKee of 3 years (in love far longer) and his sweet pup Ghosty. His parents John and Beverly McKee, brother Adam, sister-in-law Katie and nephew Jack with Iain's grandparents; Megan's parents Jack and Tracy Young, sister-in-law Katie and nephew Theo and family. As well as numerous relatives and friends here in Canada and in the UK.
"The best gift you could have given me was a lifetime of adventures together, in this life and the next." - MM
Iain's Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 1:00 pm, at the Monte Creek Greenhouse, 2420 Miner's Bluff Road.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for memorial donations to be made in the name of Iain McKee to: The Canadian Mental Health Association, Kamloops Branch (donations can be made online at their website or phone them at 250-374 0440). Gardengate, a program of Open Door Group providing mental health services in Kamloops (donations can be made online at their website or in person at 915 Southhill Street Kamloops, BC V2B 7Z9, 250-554-9453).
Published by Kamloops This Week from Nov. 23 to Dec. 22, 2021.