GORMLEY, Kevin Laurence
April 27, 1933 – March 1, 2015
It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Kevin Gormley, late of Maple Ridge, BC after a brief battle with cancer. Born in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, the 9th of 10 children to Joseph and Clare Gormley (nee Merry), Kevin grew up on the family farm but knew there would be much more in his future. After spending two years sailing the world in the merchant navy, he emigrated to Canada in 1955. By the end of 1957, he had met and married Mae Davey from Burnaby. Together they built their lives and raised three children on their idyllic property in Whonnock. In 1971, Kevin became the owner/operator of Better Cleaning Janitorial Service. For over 40 years, he and his teams provided outstanding service to many commercial, industrial and residential property owners in Maple Ridge, Mission and Port Coquitlam. Predeceased by his youngest daughter, Colleen Findlay, Kevin is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mae, his son Terry, daughter Kathleen, grandchildren Ross, Shayne (Jenna) and Shannon along with their father, son-in-law Jim Findlay. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Dennis (Pam) Davey in Kelowna, niece Tanis in Whitehorse, nephew Chad (Peggy) in Victoria and their families; brother Jack in England, sister-in-law Margaret in Northern Ireland and many, many nephews, nieces and great nephews and nieces in Ireland and England. To honour Kevin, a Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, March 31st at 1:00 pm at Whonnock Lake Centre. Expressions of sympathy or remembrances of Kevin may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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