Kevin Pain and his family (from left) wife Marcia and kids Warren, Melody and Cynthia in 2016. Missing from the photo is eldest daughter Chantelle.

Online fundraiser started for family of Abbotsford man who died of cancer

Kevin Pain was diagnosed in April and died less than four months later

An online campaign is helping to raise money for the family of an Abbotsford man who died this summer less than four months after he was diagnosed with cancer.

Kevin Pain died July 20 at the age of 46, leaving behind his wife Marcia and four children – Chantelle, 27; Melody, 20; Cynthia, 15; and Warren, 12.

A GoFundMe page says that the family was looking forward to a fresh start this year with a new home and no debts.

But they received devastating news on April 5, when Kevin was diagnosed with duodenal cancer, a rare type of cancer that is found in the first section of the small intestine.

The tumour was too large to operate, and Kevin began chemotherapy and radiation.

His condition worsened, and he was hospitalized near the end of June, after which he went through four surgeries in three weeks.

Doctors confirmed on July 18 that Kevin had internal bleeding and that his family should prepare for the worst.

“Despite this, he still tried his hardest to sit upright and smile and have conversations with everyone who entered his room, and continued to worry and care about those who visited him,” the GoFundMe page states.

Kevin played ball hockey for several years as captain for the SOTE (Scum of the Earth) and the Abby Aces.

“He always had a positive attitude, and enjoyed being involved with others in his community … He was truly a shining star that was lost too soon, but will never be forgotten,” the GoFundMe page states.

Kevin was the main source of income for the family. The campaign has been created to help Marcia and her children with cost-of-living expenses.

It can be found by searching “Support for Marcia and her Family” at

Just Posted

UPDATE: One woman taken away on stretcher after three-vehicle collision at Maclure and Clearbrook Road intersection

Abbotsford emergency crews are on scene but traffic is slow eastbound on Maclure

Mennonite Central Committee hosts 50th annual Festival for World Relief

All the funds raised are going towards helping vulnerable people across the world

Zumiez coming to Abbotsford’s Sevenoaks Shopping Centre

Action sports retailer opening soon in Abbotsford mall

Missing man last seen in Chilliwack Sept. 7

Friends concerned for well-being of 44-year-old Jean Pierre Baril

Federal party leaders address gun violence after weekend shooting near Toronto

One teen was killed and five people injured in the shooting

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

Conservatives promise tax cut that they say will address Liberal increases

Scheer says the cut would apply to the lowest income bracket

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

Pedestrian struck and killed by vehicle in Surrey

Investigators were asking anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Some say the high cost of logs is the major cause of the industry’s decline in B.C.

Federal food safety watchdog says batch of baby formula recalled

The agency says it’s conducting a food safety investigation

Most Read