It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kevin Crouch on March 7, 2023 at the age of 68. Kevin passed away peacefully and with his family at his side, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Kevin will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by Lynn, his wife of 48 years; daughter Melanie (Steven) and son Steven (Lindsay); grandsons Samuel and David; sisters Gail (David) and Brenda (Patrick); brothers Blaine and Grant (Aprille); sister-in-law and brother-in-law Pat and Kevin Cutting; and many other family members and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents Cleone and David.
Kevin was born in Winnipeg on May 8, 1954 and grew up in North Kildonan. A chance encounter at the age of 14 brought him together with Lynn. Kevin said that from the moment he saw her, he knew he was going to marry her, and five years later he did just that.
Kevin retired in 2016 after spending his entire career at the Winnipeg Free Press. Outside of work, he was very involved and deeply respected in the Manitoba baseball community. He received numerous awards for his hard work, dedication and commitment to mentoring young umpires. In 2022, the Kevin Crouch Junior Umpire of the Year Award was established in his honour.
Above all, Kevin loved his family. Despite his deteriorating health, he remained determined to live life to the fullest and make new and special memories. Even into his final hours, he was touched by the presence of his grandchildren and children and of course, the love of his life, Lynn. Kevin truly died as he lived – with tenacity, dignity, and surrounded by the love of his family.
Kevin’s family extends their appreciation to the team at Cancer Care Manitoba (Winnipeg and Pinawa locations) and the Beausejour Health Centre for their kind and compassionate care throughout Kevin’s illness.
Also, a very special thanks to Pat and Kevin for all their support and assistance during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba or Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre.
A celebration in honour of Kevin’s life will take place at a later date.
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