Heslop, Kevin William

Heslop, Kevin William

July 10th, 2020

Surrounded by loving family, Kevin William Heslop died on Friday, July 10th, 2020, at 6:34 a.m. Loving father to Mark, Kevin, and Bradley (Alicia Grobbecker), devoted son to Fern and the late Kenneth (2008), beloved partner to Dianne Weick, former husband to Lisa Heslop, Kevin served honourably for 38 years with the London Police Service in the community of London, Ontario, retiring in 2016 to open waters and open roads.

A Lifetime Member of the Optimist Club of Oakridge Acres, Kevin was a dedicated volunteer. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Kevin Heslop Memorial Fund at the London Community Foundation, accessible at lcf.on.ca/donate and 130 King Street, London, Ontario, N6A 1C5.

Visitation by RSVP will be available to those who wish to pay their respects to the family by visiting Westview Funeral Chapel’s registration page. A private service will follow. 

 

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Steven ForthMy sincere and heartfelt condolences to all of you, Fern, Dianne, Mark, Kevin and Brad. Kevin and my brother Mike and I were close friends in our early 20's right up till he started on the London Police Service. Life unfolds, we all got busy with young families and we all just went our own way. I reconnected with Kevin in fall 2018 quite serendipitously at the Rona near his home as he was buying parts for his boat. We ended up meeting in Bayfield at his boat for an afternoon a couple of weeks later and got caught up. We stayed in touch and I was watching for updates on the big trip south to Bahamas through the inland waterways. He was preparing and dreaming of that trip as you all know. I was so impressed with his effort to become educated and certified in navigation and to crew for other boats to learn more of open water sailing when he was in Mexico. Kevin was the same to me these last couple of years as he was when we were young. Other than time and experience, he hadn't changed, a true testament to his great character and passion for his family and life. He was so proud of you all. I'm grateful to have been his friend and I will miss him.
David and Judy SparksSending sincere condolences on the loss of Kevin, a former colleague at LPS, a fellow sailor and lover of Bayfield. Godspeed Kevin
Robert Crumb & Harold AbrahamSincere condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. A fishing buddy that we will surely miss. RIP Kevin
Chris O’QuinnMy sincere condolences to Kevin’s family and friends. I did a lot of volunteering with Kevin over the years at many events we were both volunteers at. He was a very dedicated and caring person and he will be greatly missed.
Cathy FinlayMy heartfelt condolences to the Heslop family. May all the memories of Kevin help ease the pain you feel in your hearts. I am so glad I had the opportunity to work and get to know Kevin. Rest In Peace my friend.
Jeff JonesDeepest condolences to all Kevin’s family and friends. I worked with Kev at the LPS and at one point he was my partner on the Major Crime Squad even though we never worked a case together, but that’s another story. I hadn’t seen him for a number of years but we got in contact via email just before he went into hospital for chemo. He talked about us raising a glass of single malt after he got through it all. So, here’s to you my friend! Your old pal Jeff
Larry ButcherFrom our family to yours..sending our deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one Rest in peace Kevin Larry Butcher and Family
Ken GeddesSending condolences to the family. Kevin will be remembered as a true friend and Brother Officer. Kevin will be missed by DJ, Corinne and me.
Eldon AmorosoWe wanted to let you know how sorry we are for your loss. I enjoyed working with Kevin and Ken at the London Police Service so we send our sincere condolences to all the family. Eldon and Diane Amoroso
Rick Beazley and Anita GrangerOur most heartfelt condolences to the Heslop family on Kevin’s passing. He was a kind, compassionate human being who made you feel special. You could count on him for an answer to a complex policing question, any time of the day. He once tried to teach a novice how to navigate on the water. That was later determined to be impossible, as after steering the boat on Lake Huron while Kevin was adjusting a sail, he returned to the wheel, and with a smile, commented, “You know we’ve been going in circles for half an hour.” Kevin made time over several days to help move from the London area. Over a breakfast or two, he lovingly spoke of his family and of his aspirations to learn a second language and sail the world. That was Kevin, helpful and there when you needed him, supportive, dedicated to his family, living life to its fullest, and a true friend. We will miss you, Kev. Fair winds and following seas. Rest in peace.
Doug SuttonIt was with sorrow that I learned of Kevin's passing. I knew Kevin through work at LPS and regardless of the situation he was always a gentleman to deal with. We kept in touch since my retirement. He will be missed. My deepest condolences to Kevin's family.
Jay SimonsI first met Kevin when we attended police college together in 1980. It was apparent that he loved a good time, as he was the instigator of the famous snowball fight between the A class and B class,in the hallways of the college. I am sure he would deny his instigator role. I remember fondly our fishing trip to northern Ontario, where his Eaton’s 14’ aluminum boat with his Viking motor kept breaking down, amongst many more stories. Barb and I wish to pass along our sincerest condolences to the Heslop family. Rest In Peace Kevin.
Larry and Janet DillingPlease accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. Kevin was far too young and will be missed by many. Rest in peace.
Jim & Brenda Sims & FamilyPlease accept our sincere and heartfelt condolences to all of the family, Fern, Dianne, Mark, Kevin & Brad. May your hearts be filled with the wonderful memories of joyful times you spent together as you celebrate a life well lived. I know we will treasure our memories of Kevin. He was always so kind, caring, compassionate and with a wonderful sense of humour. He loved and was so proud of his family. Kevin will be greatly missed.
Kevin Hewett and FamilyWe are so very sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing and we send our deepest condolences to his family . I have been working at LPS for many years and Kevin was one of the first officers to welcome me aboard and mentor me. He ran with me in the Special Olympic Torch Run and we made the front page of the newspaper. I will never forget his kindness and guidance. Goodbye my friend, Kevin Hewett & Family
The Hetherington FamilyOur deepest condolences to the Heslop family. Our children have been friends for many years, spending many hours between both of our homes. There were also many memories when Kevin coached their Oakridge minor hockey team as youngsters, all the way to Provincials. That was a special weekend for the kids as well as the parents. May he rest in peace.
Brian CrumpCondolences to Kevin’s family as I know he will be missed. Enjoyed working with Kev as he always kept things interesting.
Ken and Mary-Ann Conn We send our deepest condolences to you Fern and your family at this time.
Buffy and Sigmar MartinWe were so sorry to hear about the passing of your son Kevin. Our sincere condolence to you Fern and to your family.
Joan AtchisonMy sincere condolences to the family. I was very sad to hear about the passing of Kevin. He was one of the first to welcome me at the London Police Service and I am grateful to have worked with him. He always treated me with great respect and professionalism and also quickly responded to my endless requests for information. May your good memories outweigh any sadness. God bless.
Matt, John and Braden BrownOur deepest condolences to all family and friends. My family and I were incredibly saddened to learn of Kevin’s passing. I remember meeting Kevin at my first optimist meeting about 15 years ago. He approached with a smile and told me my name tag wasn’t straight, then he proceeded to “straighten” it, causing the magnetic backing to fall off inside my shirt. He never really grew tired of that trick. My boys have very found memories of Kevin. Over the years he was so generous to share time with us on his boats and the Bayfield beach. Campfires, cookouts, catch, swims in the middle of Lake Huron and magnificent sunsets. Also corny jokes and too many laughs to count. John and Braden will cherish these experiences always and I am grateful.
Johnondricko My deepest sympathy to the Heslop family. I want to thank Kevin for his support and friendship while I worked with him on the LPS. I will always be grateful for the memories. Rest In Peace my friend!
Brian ArmstrongMy condolences to the Heslop family. I am saddened to hear of Kevin's death. I too want to thank him for the support and friendship he showed me both in and outside of work. He will be missed.
Denise King & FamilyDear Aunt Fern & all the Heslop family, Our hearts go out to all of you. Kevin was always so kind, caring and friendly. We wish we could be there in person to comfort you. Sending virtual hugs. He was there for me and our family in good times and in bad. He was very compassionate. We enjoyed talking to him at family reunions. We will miss him very much. Denise, Rachel & Devon, Nicole, Curtis, Brandy & Sarah King
Lyn (Simpson) PaddonI feeel so lucky to have shared precious time with Kevin. I will carry his warm, loving, caring, funny(!) spirit with me forever. My thoughts and prayers are with Fern, Kev, Brad, Mark, Dianne and the family. Sincerely, Lyn and family
Josee Mailloux & John LethbridgeOur deepest condolences to you Brad and your family in the passing of your dad. We never met your dad but he sure did a great job raising you! You're an awesome person, loving, kind and hard working. Big hugs to you man! We love you
Gary ForsterDear Aunt Fern, cousin Kelly and Ken: I just decided to input Kevin's name on Google as I knew he and Ken were police officers in London. I was shocked and saddened to read of his passing. My deepest condolences to you. I have fond memories of our childhood days and wish you all the best. May he rest in peace. Gary
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