Kevin R. Bush

April 26, 1956 - May 2, 2020

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Due to these uncertain times services for Kevin will be private.

Kevin “Raven” Bush, 64, died peacefully at his daughter’s home in Alfred, with his family by his side on May 2, 2020.

Kevin was born April 26, 1956, in Dover New Hampshire, the son of Robert and Bernice (Poulin) Bush.

Many may have found Kevin’s personality quiet and reserved; he could at times be outspoken but also light and fun; he had a wonderful laugh. Kevin was the first one to point out injustice and enjoyed challenging people to a good debate.

He enjoyed sharing a great story; though he never liked to be the center of attention, he did captivate his audiences when he spoke. On many occasions, Kevin would share stories of when he drove a taxi as a young man and playing in a rock band.

Music was a big part of Kevin’s life; he played acoustic and bass guitar; during his younger years, he played bass in a band that performed in the Biddeford and Saco area. He was always on the lookout for a good jam session with friends and family.

Kevin loved connecting with nature and was immensely proud of his Native American heritage; being a very spiritual person he enjoyed the tranquility of the outdoors often hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, or attending pow-wows.

On many drives in the country, Kevin took a long way around so everyone could enjoy the scenic views, for him, it was as much about the journey rather than where he was going.

Kevin had an artistic and creative personality among many of his talents; he enjoyed painting and photography.

Kevin enjoyed reading material that made him pause and think, he often shared random life tidbits that to some seemed strange at the time, but these bits of information became useful later.

As a father, grandfather, and friend, Kevin was exceedingly kind and caring; he would be there for anyone who needed a hand at the drop of a hat.

Kevin was a proud father of three daughters; he raised each to be a strong independent woman making sure that they could take care of themselves. If something was important to his family, it was important to him.

Kevin protected his girls but also would quietly stay in the background until they reached out to him for guidance.

As a grandfather, his relationship with each of his grandchildren was as different as they are but he always enjoyed the time he spent with them.

Kevin was predeceased by his loving wife April Delorey. In April, he found his soul mate and they spent 20 years sharing adventures together.

Kevin is lovingly survived by his three daughters; Luana Crawford and her husband Jason of Alfred; Kerry Bush of Biddeford; April Szafranski and husband Josh of Hollis; sisters Starr Belanger; Sharon Gulezian; Shawn Bush-Keating; Fannie Vaillancourt; brother Brian Bush; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling the arrangements.

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