Devoted Home and School volunteer, Kinetic Knights robotics mentor dies at the age of 54


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Lewis Cavasotto, devoted volunteer with Kincardine area Home and School Association, and mentor with the Kinetic Knights robotics team, has died at the age of 54.

Surrounded by his family, Lewis died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.

Lovingly remembered by his wife, Gwen, and his two daughters, Lia and Sara.

Predeceased by his parents, Bruno (2008) and Ida (2014), who will welcome him with open arms. 

He was adored by his sisters, Yvonne (Bill), Meris (the late Wayne), Bertilla (Tony) and Gina (Chris); as well as his sisters-in-law, Pat (Kevin) and Nina (Scott); his mother-in-law, Ilona (the late Willem); and his nieces and nephews, Shelley (Mark), Steve (Jodie), Lisa, Andria (Mike), Kate (Thom), Dan, Rebecca, Alex, Jessica, Evan and Rachel. He will be missed by his faithful companion, Java.

Lewis was a devoted, generous, hard-working family man. Spending time with his friends and family was always at the top of his list. 

Throughout his courageous battle with cancer, he made careful preparations for his family and continued to actively volunteer in the community. 

Lewis was passionate about providing the ‘best for every child’, as demonstrated by his commitment to the Kincardine Optimists Club, Team 781 Kinetic Knights robotics and the Home and School Associations at Elgin Market, Huron Heights, Kincardine Township-Tiverton Public School and Kincardine District Secondary School.

In recognition of his dedication, he was honoured with the Bluewater District School Board Award of Excellence in 2012.

For more than 30 years, Lewis worked as a nuclear operator at Bruce Power where he was well-respected and looked-up-to by his peers. 

Lewis preferred working in "the field", performing real hands-on work, rather than in the office. At work and at home, he gave every job his best. 

He was a man of many talents, always on the go for the next big project. He took great pleasure in planning next year’s garden, the next big construction project, and could fix almost anything for next to nothing but ingenuity. 

Quick wit, paired with an incomparable sense of humour, Lewis was a wonderful listener and always thoughtful with his reply and his actions. 

As diversified as his many talents, so were his interests, including rising early on Saturday mornings for the next "big deal" at the local garage sales, fishing, collecting, and exploring with his Vespa. 

Lewis was one-of-a-kind. He will be missed.
Visitation will be held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, Thursday, Oct. 30, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. 

The funeral will be held at the Kincardine United Church, Friday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m. with Ann Maycock officiating. 

Interment, Kincardine Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations to the Home and School Associations of Huron Heights, KTTPS or KDSS, the Salvation Army, or a charity of your choice.


Jan Johnstone (L), Bluewater District School Board trustee for Kincardine and Huron-Kinloss, presents an Award of Excellence to Lewis Cavasotto of Kincardine in 2012

Lewis Cavasotto helping out with the yard sale at a local school fun fair

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