1967 - 2017
We are deeply heart broken and saddened by the passing of our dear husband, son, dad, brother and uncle, Kevin Dennis Isfeld. Kevin passed away after a lengthy battle with brain cancer on August 30, 2017 with his devoted loving life partner Cara of 12 years by his side. Kevin was born in Oliver on April 29, 1967 but grew up in Kamloops. He was a successful business man along with his brothers Jeff and Derek as well as their father Dennis and mother Elizabeth. His entry to entrepreneurship started as a youth with flea markets, later in the furniture business with Graham J. Furniture Gallery and more recently with Speedy Cash with stores across Canada.
Kevin had a thirst for life and enjoyed many outdoor adventures. Climbing the peaks of the Rocky Mountains, numerous towers on the Coquihalla, rock climbing, mountain biking and backcountry skiing. Extreme sports travelled through his veins.
At the age of 41, he received his first diagnosis of a slow growing brain tumor that would eventually take his life. Instead of waiting for the inevitable to happen, Kevin retired from the family business and hopped on his first BMW motorcycle, which he named Electra and after wearing out this one, bought a second one which he named Suu Kyi to see more of the world before his time was up. He made it to the Arctic, U.S., Mexico, many countries in Central and South America and even into Europe. His real love was India. Kevin travelled through India 7 times, 6 of those being on motorcycle. He loved the people and the culture immensely. On one of his trips his mom Liz met him for a time for their own tour and then later Cara joined him on the bike for 3 of his trips. Together they enjoyed and loved India for the most amazing adventures. He produced endless writings of his journeys and religiously posted on “My Trip Journal” for the world to see.
Kevin’s son Tyler has the same wanderlust in him as him as his father. For this Kevin was incredible proud. Kaitaia, Kevin’s niece, always had a special place in his heart. He was so proud of the strong young woman she is becoming.
Sadly, in 2015 Kevin’s tumor had developed into a glioblastoma multiforme, Grade IV. Treatment and radiation helped for a time and gave us hope that he could beat it. He seemed so invincible. Slowly, his struggles both physically and verbally frustrated him and he could no longer ride his motorcycle. He opted for more surgery to remove the aggressive growing tumor once again but this time it was too late.
Kevin took his last breath with his beloved Cara by his side. It was quick and peaceful. He left on his terms, as he did not want to be burden to his family. Kevin cherished his family too much and wouldn’t have wanted to spare them the agony of seeing him suffer any longer.
It is Kevin’s wish to have his ashes spread through the Ganges, the holiest river in India.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday September 16th at Jeff & Tanya’s home at 264 West Columbia St from 1 pm to 4 pm. The celebration will be on a come and go basis and all are welcome on your time. An open mike will be available.
We love and miss you so much Kevin, one day we will fly together again.
At Kevin & Cara’s request, please no flowers; donations to any of the following in Kevin’s name would be appreciated. Kamloops SPCA, 1211 8th St., Kamloops, B.C. V2B 2Y3; Cancer Agency, (Brain cancer) 150 – 686 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1G1; Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice, 72 Whiteshield Crescent, Kamloops, B.C., V2E 2S9. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com