RIP Kevin, long-time, active, and well-liked member of the TRIBE message board community. First known as Basic on the board here, and later as R4V4G3D_SKU11S, he was an essential and an important part of this community.
I am shocked and saddened by his passing.
My condolences go to Sarah (McBee) and their daughters and family.
Kevin was great. He was kind, he was fun, he treated my children like his own. I haven't been this truly sad at a passing of someone I knew since my mom in 2007. From Leaf games, to Superbowl and Sunday viewing games, he was the best man to do sports with. Workout king, BBQ smoke master extraordinaire! Your parental advice has always stuck with me.
Rock on Kev, wherever you are. I miss you terribly.
I knew basic/ravegod/Kevin from Tribe and we played ultimate together a few years back. I follow him on facebook and he seemed healthy and normal. This comes as a complete shock. My heart goes out to Sarah and her family.
Wow, so sorry to hear this news. It's been a long time since I've logged in here but this community will always be a great part of my life.
I didn't know Kevin well but always enjoyed our exchanges online. I remember the hilarious debate/backlash when he changed his handle! I know his friends and family will have many good memories to hold onto at a time like this.
This is heartbreaking Kevin was a great guy, we used to be in the same place at the same times many weekends back in the day and he was always so nice to me, I didn't see him as much over time which happens but I think my mad love for the Raptors and his mad love for The Jays kept convos going on FB time and again over the years.
I haven't been in the best of places and decided a month ago to post something on twitter to get it out of my head and he tweeted me like the amazing person we all know or have heard he is to give me some love even though we had not talk or seen each other for a long time.
I think the last time I logged in was when Kenny left us.
The first thing I read this morning was if Kevin's passing. It was devastating to read. I haven't seen Kevin in many years but no one could ever dispute that He was one of the most understanding and caring people on this planet.
My condolences to Sarah and the girls. I can only imagine how difficult it is right now.
Kevin lived down the street from me, and my daughter was born in the hospital where he just started a new job that he was so pumped about. I was going to message him to see if he wanted to drop in when she was born, but I didn't get the chance. The last time I chatted with him, I was introducing him to one of his future colleagues at the hospital who's a friend of mine, as they would make good lunch buddies. I can't even believe this news is real. Things like this aren't supposed to happen to people like him.
Kevin was one of those people who seemed to have his shit together long before any of us sorted out our own. I remember, vividly, having a great conversation with him about love and relationships as he offered to walk me home on a very cold night on the way back from some drunken shenanigans with a group of our friends. I remember stomping on thin patches of ice and hearing them crack. He talked about how he knew he wanted to marry Sarah.
I'll always remember him as someone who never judged. Someone who was laid back, and just happy being around music with friends. He gave advice that seemed to be wise beyond his years, and treated everyone with compassion and respect.
Truly a man of integrity. What a fucking loss.
My heart goes out to his family and friends. I have a lump in my throat the size of a grapefruit and a heavy heart, I can only imagine how those closest to him must feel.
I have been fortunate to see his life in glimpses through social media over the years and we shared a similar passion for the Jays. I am shocked and saddened for all of you but none more than McBee. I've got nothing else to say, it's just shitty to see a good guy go.
Its been so long since i've been on Tribe, and thought it only fitting i come back and post my condolences on the very board which lead to us meeting so many years ago. Although its been many, many years seen ive seen him or Sarah in the flesh, ive always loved following his family adventures while discussing his insightful political and sport opinions on facebook.
Im shocked and saddened of the terrible news that this great guy with a beautiful and loving family has left us far too soon.
My thoughts and deepest condolences are with his family and friends.
This is so saddening and awful. Wanted to send my condolences to the Tribers that knew him and interacted with him. He is an amazingly big-hearted guy with a great sense of humour. I have so many great memories. We are essentially a tribe who grew up together and when one is hurt or passes, we all feel it. Take care of each other and my deepest sympathies to everyone. Basic was a legend, Ravegod Skills was a hoot and Kevin was an insanely great human being. This must be tough for so many. Sending my thoughts and love to anyone out there feeling the same sense of loss today.