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Kevin John Cornelius

July 24, 1968 — January 29, 2024


On Monday, January 29, 2024 Kevin John Cornelius, beloved husband of Kimberley Jane Cornelius of Calgary, Alberta passed away suddenly at the age of 55 years.

Kevin was born and raised in Surrey, England until the age of 11, he then moved to Canada with his mom Daphne. Kevin would then gain Canadian citizenship. Although he was officially Canadian, Kevin never stopped loving England and could often be heard putting on his accent. 

At the age of 17, Kevin met his high school sweetheart, Kimberley Mears in Winnipeg, Manitoba. As they dated, Kim shared her love of the gospel which Kevin then became a member of; the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. August, two years later, they were married. Kim and Kevin loved to be social and were known do activities together and spend time with friends. After welcoming two daughters to their family, Britney and Megan, they moved to Calgary. Kevin was so excited for a new beginning and built their life and new home here. Years following, their family grew again and they welcomed two more daughters, Kameryn and Jordyn. 

Family was everything to Kevin. He was actively involved in all aspects of his daughter's lives. Whether it was recitals, competitions, meets, practices and games; he was there. He even spent some of his time coaching his daughter’s teams. It didn’t matter if it required learning, he would do it so he could spend time with his daughters. 

Kevin spent many years working for Shaw Communications, and it was during those years he found camaraderie in hockey. Kevin had a love of all sports. Whether it was watching or playing. Hockey held a special place in his heart and he continued to play throughout his life. His family knew that hockey was always early morning twice a week as he loved to be there. Kevin was a man of many talents and had the opportunity to experience many different jobs and careers. Kevin was always passionate and involved in I.T., while also finding passion in consulting and real estate. Kevin loved to serve others, and never turned down an opportunity to help someone in need. Kevin also had a love for cars that began at a very early age. He could be found working countless hours on cars, which fed into his love of problem solving. Whether it were a car, computer or a home improvement dilemma, Kevin loved the challenge. 

Kevin and Kimberley loved to travel. While the girls were young, Kevin would plan out road trips spanning through Canada and the U.S. When the girls were older, Kevin enjoyed taking them over seas and back home to England. His travel planning nature led to many beautiful experiences in unique places throughout their lives together.

You would know Kevin by his laugh. He had the best laugh, the kind that comes straight from the belly and fills the room with joy. His family would joke often just to hear that laugh. Kevin had a smile that made it hard to not smile back. He would often offer up a smile and a hug that would make everything feel alright. His optimism, light-heartedness and comforting nature made him the one to go to. No matter the circumstance, he was  always willing to joke, quick to forgive and never withhold his love. To know Kevin, was to love him. Unconditional and unwavering love was Kevin and Kim. Knowing each other for a majority of their lives, they grew and made each other better. There wasn't anything he wouldn't do for Kim. Kevin loved to treat Kim and was always ensuring her happiness. His love for her could move mountains and anyone around them could see that. 

Besides his loving wife Kim of 35 years, Kevin is survived by his children Britney (Cody) Smith, Megan (Taran) Schubert, Kameryn Cornelius, Jordyn Cornelius; two grandchildren Beckham and Marley Smith; parents Daphne Ann Shiells and Edward Alan Cornelius; and his siblings Karsten Prochera and Brynn Cornelius.

A Memorial Service will be held for Kevin at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Cranston Chapel (200 Cranston Rd SE, Calgary) on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. The service will be livestreamed through this link. Cremation has taken place at the Foothills Crematorium.

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Cranston Chapel

200 Cranston Road SE, Calgary, AB T3M 0J4

The service will be livestreamed. The active link is toward the end of the obituary.

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