Gavin McConville died this past month in a car accident on May 5th near his home in Cedar, B.C. Gavin was in the fullness of his life, living almost larger than life: more enthusiastic, more present, more loving than most of us…he will be missed deeply as he was loved by many.
Gavin used his love of language, appreciation for diversity of culture and his gregarious and creative skills in instruction of ESL in colleges and most recently VIU university. His passion and enthusiasm was touching and inspiring. He was a talented musician and great sailor, forever reaching out to music and the ocean.
Gavin leaves behind his great love Melissa and their young children Jade and Cayle, as well as his father James, stepmother Jo, sisters Nicola and Charmian. Let your memories of Gavin, his laughter, his spirit and his love flourish, and may you send blessings for his spirit and for his young family.
A service for Gavin was held at St Philips Cedar Church on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 10 a.m. and a burial at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, followed by a reception at VIU. In lieu of flowers, send donations toward Nepalese Relief fund in his name.