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KEVIN HENRY SHEARD (published on February 06, 2010)



KEVIN HENRY SHEARD November 13, 1954 - February 2, 2010 It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our son, brother, and uncle, Kevin, on February 2, 2010 at his residence in Toronto. Kevin was born in Winnipeg to Henry and Shirley Sheard. The oldest of five children, Kevin cherished his family and made an impact in all of our lives. Kevin is survived by his mother Shirley Domenco, his siblings Janice Saurette (Ray), Craig Sheard (Barb), Brenda Vielhaber (Herb), and Carlene Rummery (Randy); as well as nephews and nieces Derek and Mark Saurette, Perry and Stefanie Sheard, Kristin and Alanna Vielhaber, and Sydney Rummery. He is also survived by countless friends in Winnipeg, Toronto, and around the world. He was predeceased by his father in 1982. Always a consummate performer, Kevin began his career in entertainment at the age of eight, as a prolific independent producer working out of the garage of our Elmwood home. While attending Elmwood High, he had lead roles in plays and musicals. Later he studied dance at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and music at the University of Manitoba. In 1976 he placed first in the Gilbert and Sullivan category at the Manitoba Music Festival, and, in 1977, he graduated, with honours, with a degree in theatre from the University of Winnipeg. A regular performer at Rainbow Stage, the Hollow Mug, and M.T.C., Kevin also worked as the theatre school director for Actors' Showcase from 1977 to 1979. He then moved to Toronto, where he worked as a freelance actor, director, producer, writer, and teacher. In 1983, Kevin began his work as an activist and fundraiser. He was awarded the Key to the City of San Diego in 1992 for his fundraising efforts. Kevin was well-known as an entertainment director and performer in Toronto's nightclub industry, having worked in a variety of clubs. But his passion always lay in teaching, and he loved working with children and young adults. Kevin strove to produce well-rounded artists and prided himself in his ability to teach a variety of disciplines. Kevin was big in stature and in personality. He truly was larger than life. He loved his family and his friends with an unbridled passion. His nephews and nieces all have fond (and humorous) memories of Kevin's unique and interesting birthday and Christmas gifts. He loved life, and he lived his to the fullest, with no regrets. He traveled far and wide, and always had a story or two to share about his travels. All of us are so very proud to have had him in our lives. There are no words that can explain the void his passing has created. We all love him so very much. Thank you Kevin for everything you did. You truly were the leader of our pack. A celebration of Kevin's life will take place in the chapel of Voyage Funeral Home, 220 Hespeler at Henderson Highway, on Tuesday, February 9 at 11:00 a.m. As per Kevin's wishes, cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 200 - 310 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0S6, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200 - 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6. Condolences may be sent to voyage@mts.net


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