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Kevin Philip Walker

March 24th, 1958 - April 1st, 2024
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Kevin Philip Walker – Age 66 was released from his pain, due to a heart attack from a blood clot, early in the morning on April 1st, 2024, at home in Maple Ridge, BC. He took his last breath in the arms of his loving wife. He courageously beat Bladder Cancer in 2021.

Originally from Montreal, PQ, Kevin was the first born son of Philip(Maine, USA) and Doreen Walker(Langley, BC), on March 24th, 1958. Predeceased by his younger brother Gary Walker, in 1987 and Doreen(Mom) Walker, in 2010 and Jake Slicht in 2014, who was like a father and very special to Kevin. He leaves behind his partner/wife/biggest fan, Karen Walker(Trask) of 30 years, originally from Grand Falls, NL. His only child, Cherie Walker-Cordwin, mother to his two grandchildren, Emmalie and Terry, his brother Heath(Judy)Walker, and their children, Sheena(Josh) and Nicholas(Janelle)of Langley, BC, His sister Debra(Todd) Walker,and her son Jeremy(Ashley) Lillooet, BC , and his ex brother in law and friend Dayn Barnes. Also his ex-wife Janet Cordwin of Prince George, mother of Cherie Cordwin. Special people in his life, Ady McManus who was like a sister to him and the whole family. So many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins in Montreal,Canada and the US.

Special mentions of Bill Trask, his father in law who Kevin could never win at crib with him and his brother in law David Trask, both predeceased, who talked regularly and had a special relationship. His mother in law Lossie Trask, Mt Pearl, NL who they would talk about music on the phone regularly, and loved him dearly and his 4 sister in laws, Anne(John)Ball, Patricia(Doug)Goodyear, both in St. John’s,NL, Kathy Trask in Mississauga and Sandra(Blue and Summer)Lake in California and extended family members and friends in St. John’s, NL.

To his closest, and long time friend Steve(Billie)Kehoe of Aggassiz and Max, Ivy(Jordin), and Oliver, he will be in your hearts forever. To his musician friends, he will be there in spirit always. Kevin inspired many with his kindness, music and eagerness to help in any way he could. His wide circles of friends already miss him dearly. The music will go on and every time you hear a song that Kevin played on guitar, you will remember him playing it.

Special Thanks to Scott and Maryann Boyes at The Studio, and Branch 88, Royal Canadian Legion, Maple Ridge where Kevin worked until last year.

The Celebration of Life will be at The Studio, 5799 Riverside Street, Abbotsford, BC (Matsqui) V4X 1T6 on April 20th at 3:00pm.

Family and friends can enjoy a musical tribute by those who wish to get up and play a few of his favourite songs. There will also be a video tribute, pot luck, refreshments and a few appetizers.
Cremation has taken place.

Please make any donation to one of Kevin’s favourite charities, Canadian Cancer Society, Mental Health and Addictions, or the BC SPCA, in lieu of flowers.


Dario Sartor
April 20th, 2024

It was a pleasure to have known Kevin. Always positive, never complained about his ailments, and just kept rocking to the music he loved playing and listening to. I loved playing live music with him, trading guitar leads and enjoying the moment of playing live music together. I still can't believe he left us. Rock in heaven, Kevin! Until we meet again my friend.

Joey Barbeck
April 20th, 2024

I met Kevin with Karen years ago at my ex band mate’s (drummer John Isles) place. I remember having a lot of fun times with both Kevin and Karen. Partying and playing music. I saw Kevin as a lover of music and a very good guitar player. I was always impressed with the way he did Black Magic Woman. I remember having some great conversations with him. As the years moved forward I never got to interact with Kevin and Karen anyway near as much as I would have hoped. In hindsight I wish it wasn’t so. I saw him only a few weeks ago when I picked up a Marshal amp I bought from him. I hadn’t seen him in a while and was saddened to see his medical struggles and the pain he was in. You never know in the moment it may be the last time you see each other. I wish I would have stayed and chatted with him longer. RIP my friend and when my time comes I hope to see you again and make up for lost opportunities ❤️❤️❤️

Peter Piwniuk
April 20th, 2024

I'm sorry you had to leave us so soon. Many Blessings to you Kevin and Karen Walker. I Admired your humor and talent. And your knowledge of music and A Good Joint.. May you rest peacefully Keven. And Always watch over Karen in her new journey.. God Bless!.

Steve and Billie kehoe
April 16th, 2024

We are truly blessed in this life to have such wonderful people such as Kevin and Karen. Kevin’s love for his wife and friends were always vibrant. Kevin always asked how we were always checking in to see how our day was going even when he suffered in silenced with his earthly pains and troubles. We will miss our gatherings on holidays for meals with him And miss his beautiful smile and his funny laugh with his funny jokes. We are thankful to God that he sent Kevin to be a part of our family and we know we all will once again see each other in our promised wonderful heavenly place.
RIP our brother 😇❤️🎸

Marjorie Collins
April 16th, 2024

So sad to hear of Kevin's untimely passing. You have 30 years of special memories to treasure. Hugs to you and all of his loving family and friends.
Rest well Kevin

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