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Kevin Gerard McAloon

A celebration of life for the late Kevin Gerard McAloon, 64, will be held, in Royal Canadian Legion Branch 46, Canso, at a later date.
Born January 2, 1954, in Canso, he was the eldest son of the late Arthur and Thelma (Nickerson) McAloon. When he
A celebration of life for the late Kevin Gerard McAloon, 64, will be held, in Royal Canadian Legion Branch 46, Canso, at a later date. Born January 2, 1954, in Canso, he was the eldest son of the late Arthur and Thelma (Nickerson) McAloon. When he was 17, he joined the American Army with the Broken Heart Battalion. He served in Vietnam, Southeast Asia and Korea on the demilitarized zone. He came in contact with the deadly Agent Orange while serving. Throughout the years and many surgeries, he was finally diagnosed with Agent Orange poisoning, which in turn caused his fatal brain cancer. He soldiered on, as only he knew how to do. After his service days, he became a millwright, excelling at his job, until a mining accident put a stop to that, but he always found something interesting to do, a jack of all trades. He was a good, honest man to all. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Avery; uncle and best friend since birth, Winfred Nickerson (Deanna); five sisters, Cheryl, Susan, Maureen, Mary, Sharon; three brothers, Terry, Shawn, Brian, along with their children, all in various parts of Florida; entire Avery family and his many friends. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his father and mother-in-law, Howard and Thelma Avery. Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

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