Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “It is not the length of life, but the depth of life”. Today, an entire community is deeply mourning the loss of Kelly Blunden, the IT Manager at Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) who was killed in an accident while cycling on May 31.
Kelly was a role model to many in the MISA BC Community, most recently chairing the 2013 Fall Conference, in the town he lived in and loved for many years. A dedicated leader to the Whistler IT Team, a devoted Whistler community member, and a solid and steadfast contributor to MISA BC, Kelly was well known, well respected, and well loved by all who knew him.
He lived that depth of life in everything he did, both personally and professionally. Kelly loved all that the west coast life style offers. He was an outdoor enthusiast, a prominent member of the Whistler Cycling Club and well known to the local ski community. He brought his passion and enthusiasm to everything he did, and his warmth and caring came through in his handshake, his smile, and his humour. Easy to be with and a pleasure to work with, those connected to him considered it a privilege to have shared some time with him.
The entire MISA BC community as well as others in the industry who knew Kelly are today, keeping his wife Donie and his children Tia and Keegan, along with his team and colleagues at RMOW, in their thoughts. As your life beckons and you return to your work today, we ask that you find a few moments to reflect on a life well lived and a man who meant so much to so many.
Kelly Blunden will be missed and so very fondly remembered.
Condolences have been sent to the family and to RMOW IT staff on behalf of MISA BC members.