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Kevin Sperl

d. August 10, 2023

Kevin has been kicking the ‘cancer can’ down the road since 2018, and finally hit the curb.

I’m not a warrior, I didn’t fight cancer, and I didn’t lose the battle. I’m not a hero. I was, actually, pretty irresponsible and didn’t quite fit in. I never really felt comfortable with how humans expected me to live.

I did two things right in my life, my kids Danny and Megan. I am immensely grateful to you both (and Cal) for welcoming me into your homes during surgeries, other procedures, and treatment issues. Thank you for making me safe. I loved you both in the best way I knew how. I’m sorry if I fell short. I take partial credit for my grandchildren Kenley and Julian. Thank you for adjusting the focus on my view of life.

Besides those five, I want to thank others that had a big impact on my life. Mom, of course. Sr, Marie, that Montreal Expo scout, Dick, Bill, Lynn, Gayleen, Ann, Mark, Jill, Joe, Vicki, Mai Anh, Mark and Deb, Maureen, all my friends at Smart Patients, the CSUB softball team. I also want to mention a few of my favorite dogs, other than the family’s Owen, that I’ve met along the way – BD, Ori, Lucy, Tobie, and Sparky.

In my memory, if you so choose, do something outside your comfort zone. Then you too can say – ‘I’m glad I did,’ instead of ‘I wish I had!’ This life was a work of fiction and all errors in my story are my own. I am looking forward to what I become next. Take care of NED for me.

Kevin, aged 70, passed away at home, on August 10, 2023. His family will spread his ashes in a private ceremony this fall. At his request, his ashes will be spread in a river so he can continue exploring.

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