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Kevin Senecal, the man with a smile that lit up a room, unexpectedly died on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 51 years young. Kevin had many titles, from Coach to Chief to CEO and President of Holiday Diver, Inc. However, Kevin's favorite title was "Dad". Kevin leaves behind his adoring wife of 31 years, Shelley Ray Senecal, and their three children: Zachary, Hannah and Jacob. Kevin also was the baby brother to five siblings: Mike Senecal (Sharon) of Florida, and Joann Vales (Ric), Tom Senecal (Debbie), Dan Fortenbacher (Sue) and Jeff Fortenbacher (Corinne), all living in Michigan.

Kevin was born in St. Joseph, Michigan to Wayne and Gloria Senecal. He graduated from St. Joseph High School, and then attended the University of Michigan. Upon graduating, Kevin and his wife relocated to South Florida to begin an exciting life and build his family business, Divers Direct. What an exciting life it was! Filled with traveling the world, watching his Wolverines at the Big House, boating and diving, cheering or coaching his kids playing sports, and making many friends along the way with whom to share the most beautiful sunsets. As he would say when the sun would set in the Florida Keys, "This Never Gets Old!"

In addition to his family business and personal pursuits, Kevin also served on the board of Florida Girls Giving Back, the FIU Dean's Advisory Board, Friends of our Florida Reefs, and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

A private memorial has been scheduled and the family requests that if you would like to honor Kevin's memory, please make a donation to one of these causes in which he so believed – 1) Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Foundation at, 33 East Quay Road, Key West, FL 33040, or 2) Alzheimer's Association at

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Published in Sun-Sentinel on Mar. 14, 2021.
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March 24, 2021
Dear Shelly and Family,
Our hearts are absolutely broken for you. We cannot even fathom this loss, knowing that Kevin was your best friend and such an amazing father, entrepreneur and champion of the environment. He will be deeply missed by so many. Please know that our thoughts, prayers and hugs are with you always.
Mark & Tiffani Dhooge
March 22, 2021
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March 20, 2021
Dear Shelley, Zachary, Hannah and Jacob. I was a lucky person to have known Kevin. Besides being a great employer he was a gentleman. I remember once when he invited me to play 18 holes Carter and Chuck. I made it to the 9th hole averaging about 6 strokes per hole, it was embarrassing but Kevin went out of his way to make it no big deal. What a great man. He will be missed.
Joe Kay
March 19, 2021
Dear Shelley and family, There are no words for such an unimaginable loss. Our deepest condolences. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Doreen Scheinpflug
March 19, 2021
Dear Shelley and family, There no words for such an unimaginable loss. Our deepest condolences. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
The Scheinpflug Family
March 19, 2021
Dear Shelly
Ernie and I are deeply saddened to learn about Kevin's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to to you and your family. Big Blue has lost a very special fan.
Ernest and Mary fort Costantino
March 19, 2021
My deepest, heartfelt condolences to Shelley and family. I am so sorry for your loss and am sending my thoughts and prayers your way. Kevin was a dear friend and fraternity brother whose kind heart could be felt in every conversation.
Jordan Fisher
March 18, 2021
Dear Shelley and family... We are so sorry for your tragic loss.. Kevin was always so kind and caring., sending you our condolences and love during this difficult time.. love Kathy and Andy Guerke
Kathryn Guerke
March 17, 2021
My deepest condolences, Shelley, on the loss of your beloved Kevin. I am thinking of you and your family at this most difficult time. Keeping you in my prayers and hoping you will find comfort and peace in the days ahead. Sending much love to all.
Maureen Meller
March 16, 2021
Rest in peace Kevin and may God bless your family
Lisa Bradshaw (Sornsen)
March 15, 2021
So very sorry for your loss. ❤❤❤
Dan and Tanya Remy
March 15, 2021
Great times going on Little League trips in his Dad's Transport Van... RIP
March 14, 2021
I have so many special memories with Kevin during our high school years. He was a dear friend that I wish we had stayed closer through our adulthood. My heart breaks for you Shelley and your beautiful children. My continued prayers for you all.
March 14, 2021
Kevin did so much for the diving community of South Florida. My favorite dive site, the Spiegel Grove, is here because guys like Rob, Slate, and Kevin Senecal made it happen. Every diver that drops down the line to the Spiegel is a thank you to Kevin and his family.
Jeff Knapp
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