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Kurtis William Lapere


Obituary of Kurtis William Lapere

Kurtis William Lapere, a cherished son, father, and a kind human, unexpectedly passed away in Kingston on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at the age of 44. He was born on July 8, 1979, and was the beloved son of Sandy and Debbie Lapere. Kurtis was a proud father to his daughters: Breanna, Kyliegh, Myah, and Isabella. He became a grandfather which brought him joy, and he leaves behind his precious grandchildren Ahmayah and Luca.

As the eldest brother, Kurtis held a special place in the hearts of Heather (Mike) and Keegan (Reileigh). He will be remembered by his grandmother, affectionately known as "Gram" – Isabel Stanyer. He embraced his role as Uncle Kurtis to Hailey and Alex, and his unwavering friendship with Adam was a testament to his loyalty.

Kurtis' memory will forever remain in the hearts of numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, all of whom were touched by his warmth and genuine spirit. He was predeceased in death by his grandparents William Komaromi, Jim and Doreen Lapere.

Growing up in Niagara and later relocating to Kingston about seven years ago, Kurtis embodied a fearless spirit. He was the one who dared to jump over fences while others walked around them, which was true to his adventurous nature. His infectious laughter brightened countless moments and he would always ride his bike everywhere. Kurtis' love for the outdoors extended to his enthusiasm for fishing and hiking, which he referred to as "rock jumping." With a heart full of compassion, he was always eager to lend a helping hand to those in need.

In pursuit of his passion for construction and design, Kurtis founded his own renovation business, aptly named Complete Renovations. His skills spanned a wide range, from laying interlocking brick to drywall construction and framing – a true craftsman in every sense. Beyond his construction expertise, Kurtis had an affinity for working with computers and enjoyed delving into the digital world.

His abiding faith and spiritual beliefs were fundamental to Kurtis' life. His collection of bibles, crucifixes, and crosses were a reflection of his devotion and he would find solace and comfort, a guiding light in both good times and challenging moments.

In accordance with Kurtis' wishes, cremation has taken place there will be no visitation or public service. A private family gathering will be held and interment will take place at Lundy's Lane Cemetery at a later time. Arrangements have been entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services.

In honour of Kurtis' memory, the family kindly requests that memorial donations be made to Project Share. Kurtis will be deeply missed and forever remembered.

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Erica Budarick Girl Friend of Kurtis
25 days ago

I miss you so much Kurtis,. I miss you eating apples, cereal and making homemade speg. sauce for us. I miss the way you would smell me, say “hey babe” I didn’t get to say good bye, I never will. You went down a dark road, I couldn’t get you back off that road. I love you whole heartly uncondtionally always will. I have meltdowns in public with tears flowing down my face. I keep every voicemail, every video in sillyness we made. . I miss watching your sexy computer geek self fixing computers & phone. tiny little screws, your fat fingers. Forever the memory of my really silly sexy pose that could make you smile no matter what was happening. You completed an amazing restoration at St. Mary’s Catherdial historic church, the pastor gave condolences to me. You came to Kingston with a dream 7 years ago. You made that dream come true, by starting 2 profitable business. Then this past 6mth well, new crowd. new crowd, new choices, we lost you in the new. You were a smart, determined, handsome, energetic, man. who touched many lives, helped countless people. I write this because it brings me comfort to your passing. I still can not process your gone. jamie, shawn, frenchie they miss you kurtis. we all do. I never gave up on you, i never walked away, i believed in you MY HERO!

1 month ago

Debbie, Sandy, Heather

Sincerest condolences to your family. Thinking of you at this time and prayers of strength and comfort for you.

Melanie McRae
1 month ago

I am so sorry for your loss. I hope 🙏 Kurt is at peace. Know that he will be looking down on us, he is with family up in heaven. I wish I was closer to give you all hugs an kisses. I send my condolences to all of you. Love you all

Michelle Scales
1 month ago

I only knew him for a while. And he was really easy to talk to. He was positive and tried to make you look at the positive side. He loved his family and his friends and come to think of it. He loved everybody he had his struggles that he wasnt proud of but that didnt affect the person he was. That i knew. And i am gretful to have met him. Im greatful to have had such a great friend for the short time i did. And he will never be forgotten and he will always be cherished. I give his family especially his mother who he spoke of and loved so very much. Im so sorry for your loss you are in my prayers got bless you.

Sam and Jean Roberto
1 month ago

Sandy, Debbie and family ..deepest condolences to you and your family prayers and thoughts with you during this difficult time May he Rest in Peace🙏🙏🙏

Holly and Ron Anderson
1 month ago

Sandy and Debbie we are so very sorry for your loss. Our condolences to you and your family. You are in our prayers ❤️

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Erica Budarick Girl Friend of Kurtis
1 month ago

I love you forever and a day Kurtis. You are my hero, forever cherish the last 2 years we spent as One while you were in Kingston. You inspired many, helped many, loved many, many few life long friends here in Kingston. While we lost a great battle within a great Warrior you will be forever in my heart, thoughts, memory. and soul. You have the best smile, laugh and soft kisses upon my face.. It was a honor Kurtis, truly, an honor babe! Love you xoxo Erica Budarick/girl friend

Guy McGee
1 month ago

Your in my prayers

Phyllis Guitard
1 month ago

Dear Sandy and Debbie My deepest sympathy 🙏 prayers and love go out to you and the family . Strength and positive energy in this dark time much love Phyllis ❤️

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