June 11, 1957 – May 26, 2020
It is with tremendous sadness that the Manning family shares the sudden passing of Kim Donald Manning. Kim was discovered by friends unconscious and rushed to Royal Columbian Hospital. He suffered a spontaneous non-recoverable brain bleed (not a stroke or aneurism). He never regained conscientiousness, was 62 and an organ donor.
Kim was the last person you would expect to pass early. He was an avid cyclist, swimmer, walker and traveller who loved live music venues and good times with friends and family. He was never home, always on the go exploring new things, places and experiences.
Kim was a much beloved English teacher at Pitt Meadows Senior Secondary School for 33 years who was dedicated to each and every student always encouraging them to achieve their personal best. He was always available to his students before and after classes whether it was course help or advice in their personal lives. For years he was the teacher’s floor hockey team goalie facing down the likes of Brendan Morrison amongst others and participated in the air band contests – “long live Biff”.
Kim was a good student himself earning the Governor General’s Award for his 100% grade point average at Douglas College before completing his teaching degree at Simon Fraser University. He went on to earn his Masters of Education at SFU and used it as another tool in his repertoire to enhance his students learning experience.
Kim is survived by his three brothers Garry (Sharlene), Craig (Leslie) and Todd (Gail). He had five nephews Scott & Ryan (Garry), Dan & Chris (Craig) and Brent (Todd). He had two nieces Christina & Rebecca (Todd). He also had four great nieces McKenzie & Elizabeth (Brent), Carley (Scott), Brooklyn (Chris) and two great nephews Storm (Ryan) and Sebastian (Christina).
Kim was an extremely intelligent man with a brilliant political mind, which in a younger time he used to advise a BC premiere and ruling party as well as time spent in Parliament in Ottawa. Compassionate and possessing the Manning humour he was respected and loved by everyone whose life he touched.
You have left a huge hole in all our hearts and will be sorely missed but never forgotten Bro. Boxing Day gatherings will never be the same again. Until we meet again adieu.
As per Kim’s wishes there will be no service or celebration of life. If you feel inclined, in lieu of flowers a donation in his honour would be appreciated. Kim being Kim he regularly supported numerous charities including the following medical charities that could all use the assistance: Canadian Cancer Society, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, BC Lung Association, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Canadian Liver Foundation, Crohn’s & Colitis Canada, Canadian Red Cross and TB Vets.Obituary
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