December 12, 1963 – October 8, 2015
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Kevin John Aalten on October 8, 2015. Born on December 12, 1963, in Squamish, BC, Kevin became the eldest son of three to Vibeke Jose (nee Schodt) and Karel Aalten. Kevin graduated from Garibaldi High School in 1981, with an amazing group of friends that remained very close to him throughout his entire life. Kevin enjoyed fishing, playing poker, telling jokes and making a point to visit his many friends and family often. Kevin worked in the Fisheries Industry for most of his career, including over 20 years at Albion Fisheries, Vancouver, in Quality Control and as Processing Manager. He was proud of his professional accomplishments, and also enjoyed the lighter side of work with a couple of famous practical jokes. Predeceased by his brother, Lance Aalten, Stepfather, Jim Jose, and Father, Karel Aalten, Kevin is survived by his loving Mom, Vibeke Jose, brother, Vince (Kathleen) Aalten, Sisters Lynne (Len) Marsh, Beverly (Brian) Calvin, Sister-in-Law Sandy Aalten, and a large extended family. Kevin was a devoted Uncle to his nieces & nephews; Cole, Jenna, Kassie, Kelsey, Kayla, Alex, Jessica, Scott, and James. Kevin was extremely proud of each of them as they grew up and achieved milestones. Everyone he knew looked forward to a good laugh with the birthday cards Kevin gave. He made a point of getting it just right.
‘You will always be in our hearts, Kevin.
We are all better for having you share your life with us.’ – Vince
Service will be held on October 22nd at 1:00 pm at Maple Ridge
Funeral Chapel (Osborn’s) Address: 11969 -216th Street, Maple Ridge, BC. Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca