- 57 years old
- Date of birth: Jan 6, 1953
- Place of birth:
Corona, California, United States
- Date of passing: May 30, 2010
- Place of passing:
Laguna, California, United States
|Happy Birthday Kevin!|
This memorial website was created in memory of Kevin Benjamin Thomson who was born on January 6, 1953 and went home on May 30, 2010.
January 7, 2013
Yesterday was a tough one for me after posting Kevin's photo on the Sweet Comfort Band's facebook page. Even though I know he's in a much better place, I still miss him- especially since the band has reunited and are about to release our 7th album without him.Thanks for your continuing tributes to my brother and know that we still read the notes and stories that so many of you have shared. You all have so many great memories of Kevin. We cherish each and every one of your notes and stories about him. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart. May Our Heavenly Father continue to bless you more than you could ever imagine.
"Remembering you on this day my brother."
"Thank You Kevin for lighting our world with your Music. We Miss You here but sure are proud of what you are giving back to our Lord, back in Heaven."
"Blessings to the family and loved ones of our dear friend Kevin at this time of year and tears of joy for the triumphant reunion with his Savior and Creator.....Oh what a day of rejoicing that will be! .... when we all meet up with our Master and sing His praises and glory forever."
"Kevin was such a funny guy. He was so understated even on stage. Once, he was talking about how great the show was going to be and how he had something awesome to share with the crowd that night; he lowered his Alembic bass so the audience could see the LED's as fret markers on his bass....! People went wild. He had used his personality to entertain and hoodwink us all.. the glue for SCB."
"I was thinking of Kevin just a few days ago as I was listening to some SCB music while working in my office...yes, it seems like it was just y-day that I read online he had passed on...I continue to rejoice in his legacy and how the Lord keeps His children strong and encouraged even after the death of a beloved bro like Kevin..."
"Kevin went on to be in the presence of the Lord as my family was flying back to Ufa, Russia where we have lived and served for 11 years now...hard to believe he's been gone a year now...his and SCB's music and ministry continue to bless me and spur m"
"I cant even begin to imagine what your experiencing right now in my time here. May your family continue to be uplifted & blessed by the One we all long to meet face to face one day."
"See you soon!"
"Has it been a year already? Time passes here different than it does for you Kevin. You are missed, but we will see you soon. Save a place for me at the table."
"Miss ya bro"
"This is a wonderful site for an outstanding man and musician. I know God will continue to bless you all and your continuing ministries."
"Was just enjoying your music. Thanks again. Look forward to praising Jesus with you at the Ultimate Worship Service : )"
"My family and I serve in Ufa, Russia...Kevin graduated to heaven as my family was in the air flying to Russia after some time in the states...pretty cool thinking he passed us somewhere while we were in the air...I starting listening to SCB and being discipled via the music and its message starting in 1977 in Tulsa, OK and still have 2 SCB cds I play in my van here in Russia nearly every day."
"I'll always remember Kevin's smile and a hug he gave me when I waited to meet the band after a gig. Although he was soaking wet in sweat from playing so hard I didn't seem to mind. I was meeting the guys for the first time it was so cool. Thank you."
"1979 New Year's Eve, The markee @ Calvary Chapel Riverside said, "Sweet Comfort". I was the furthest thing from a Christian, but after hearing Kevin preach, I gave my life to the Lord. Thankyou, Kevin"
"At 43, it is amazing the impact of your music has on my heart and life. God's grace transcends all SCB has done, anything we could do, and continue to bless and nurture our souls. Thanks Kevin!"
"And Jesus said... "In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you." Kevin is in his place."
"I only have good memories of Kevin and his hard work and gentle way I pray for comfort be given to his Family during this time. I will be there Wed at Calvary to say "Goodbye" for now
"Kevin and SCB were the source of many blessings to me after coming to Christ in 1976. Thanks for the many concerts and your heart-felt sharing of the gospel. It took root in my heart."
"Thank you Lord for Kevin being my older brother,that was
proud of God in his life.Seeing God glorified through the
ups and downs that you've had.See you in heaven."
"To the family: May the tenets of our faith that was exemplified by our departed brother be continually expanded and increased to bless you until time shall be no more. (James K from Texas)."
"Kevin, You always encouraged me. Thank you brother-"
"Kevin was not only a great musician, but also a loving, caring person. The times I saw SCB in the late 70s and early 80s, Kevin always went out of his way for others. RIP, my friend!"
"As an SCB fan for their entire run (11 concerts in 11 years) I found Kevin to be the most humble. Maybe that's because he was also the most quiet, except on the bass! Praise on!"
""One of the first CCM Albums I ever bought was "Breakin The Ice". I am reading through the Book of John and everytime I open there I hear the song "Believe". Enjoy your reward.""
"The joy you shared continues to echo through the earth. Betcha heaven's got a crazy kinda harp playin' goin' on now!"
"I have great memories of seeing Kevin and Sweet Comfort in Tulsa in the early 80s. I very much enjoyed meeting him after the show. All the best to his family. Thanks for the blessings."
"Wonderful times getting to know you at Poiema Fellowship after, enjoying Sweet Comfort for many years. The blues projects with Fernando were cool,too. Thanks and in the Heavenlies flwshp everlasting."
"An incredible musician and caring man! You had all our respect and we appreciate the memories. While sorry for the struggle there is joy that it is over and Jesus carries you now above the pain!"
"Dearest Robin, I just heard about Kevin's passing. I'm so sorry. He was such a good man and you were such a good team. I'll keep you and the boys in my prayers. Much love to you, Jamie"
"Thanks for the music Kevin. You have touched so many of us with it and I will be eternally grateful for it. Thank you !!"
"The memories of the shows I promoted with Sweet C and Kevin are cherished. Kevin now gets to meet some Sweet C fans who are in heaven because of his passionate ministry at those concerts."
"Dear Robin and family,
We were so sorry to hear about Kevin. He was so loved, and I will never forget the blessed times with Sweet Comfort. We will be praying for you all.
"I guess this means there cannot be a Sweet Comfort Reunion concert. That will be a request of mine when I get to heaven. Thanks for the memories, Kevin."
"Kevin, your ministry in SCB was one of the things that really locked it in for me. I am eternally thankful. May God comfort your loved ones as you enjoy the place He has prepared for you."
"Your patience with me in the early years taught me later on to be the same way with others. Your work done here on earth was with grace, respect and honor. Now is your time to be comforted. Thanks Kev"
"May God comfort Kevin's family, and SCB. Kevin reached so many people, and I am so grateful for the many opportunities that I was able to blessed by seeing the band."
"I see Kevin at the edge of the stage in the Swing Auditorium in the seventies, talking to the kids in my youth group... like a friend... after the music..."
"Many memories with Kevin over the years starting around 74. Kevin, thanks for the hugs and smiles and words of encouragement. We'll all miss you."
"I saw SCB play publicly together for the first time in a short acoustic set t CCRIVERSIDE in 1973. We so often say Rest In Peace; how glorious to know that Kevin truly is."
"Kevin was a friend and an extremely kind man. I spent a lot of time with his two sons Josh and Eli and got the privelege to know Kevin and Robin. I know he loved his boys he was their biggest fan."
"my love and prayers go to robin and the boys and SCB. My memories of watching you guys together are great ones! God gave Kevin a gift and he is now rejoicing with Jesus!! Amen!"
"I saw Sweet Comfort at Icthus and in Detroit in '83 and as a christian bassist I was so inspired by Kevin's performance and witness. Thanks Kevin"
"Thank you for your patience with me. I am glad you have a new heavenly body. You were loved here on earth now go play Pac-man to your hearts delight. Save a roll of quarters for me. God Bless"
"Thanking the Lord for how he used you in your ministry of music on this earth Kevin. Looking forward to the day when we will all be worshipping at the feet of Jesus...Grace and Peace to your family."
"Though I didn't know Kevin personally, my life and ministry as a bass player was greatly impacted by him. Kevin, you will be greatly missed but we'll see you again! Play, Kevin, play!"
"Kevin was such a blessing to so many. Many souls were saved due to Kevin's presentation of the Gospel. Until we join him, I will miss seeing him just bounce as he played! Until then Kevin..."
"It has been 30 years since I met Kevin the first time, but we will share eternity together, kevin was a man who in his confudence brought joy and encouragement, see you soon my brother"
"My condolences to you Rick and the rest of your family..I grew up on your guys music and you will forever be a part of my life that i can look back upon and be proud of who i was at the time.."
"We had a white-knuckle ride hanging on to the Holy Spirit in the 70s. Kevin was a rock and a real encouragement to me many times. I'm not going to get all schmaltzy. It's just about midnight!"
"Helped lead me to Christ on Easter Sunday, 1978. Eternally grateful! He's now keepin' the end low in Heaven!
"I am saddened by the loss to the earth, but will always think of how every time I saw Sweet Comfort perform, the quiet awesome bass player gave such a powerful witness. I will get to know him there."
"I will always remember Kevin for the strong witness for the Lord that he gave. He was not easily intimidated. He loved music, the LORD and the advancement of God's work. We will miss you Kevin!"
"Thank You Kevin for the music. Thank you God for sending him. Thank you Rick for giving me he chance to say Thank You."
"Kev, No one stayed as focused on their faith as did you. what a triumpant statement your life has been my friend. and your example of courage in the face of hardship was astonishing. Pain is over!"
"Kevin was a quick friend to all those he met along the way. He was a great ambassador for our Lord Jesus and a great brother as well as a tremendous musical talent."
"It's most surreal. I remember meeting at AgapeFest in Greenville, IL a number of years ago. Blessings to his family. We all will miss him, but none as deeply as you."
"You'll be missed so much, Kevin. I was just one of hundreds watching you play at Calvary Chapel Riverside. The first time I heard you guys play I wanted to hear you everyday."
"Your music blessed my life Kevin. Looking forward to seeing you in the presence of the Lord....and watching you create new music on the new Earth one day."
"Things are winding down quickly here on earth, Kevin. No doubt I will see you again real soon. Give Jesus a hug for all of us.
“O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory?”"
"Kevin seem like a wonderful person who had a passion and love for the Lord. Wished I had known him. His heart and spirit will live on with the Sweet Comfort Band. God Bless.."
"I met Kevin in 1977 in San Jose. Ran into him many times over the years and will always remember him driving that equipment truck. Will miss you Kevin. Bass work on Breaking the Ice is the BEST."
"I'm thankful for Kevin's life .. And though I'm sad for those who will miss him tremendously, I'm happy to know he has been promoted to Glory and is waiting for the rest of us to join him someday!"
"to Rick and also Randy and Bryan, Sweet Comfort is an apt wording for the graduation of our brother."
"Kevin's faith was strong and sincere. More importantly- it was well-placed; in the Shepherd of Souls. Losing Kevin to heaven is a bitter-sweet thing."
"Another "Jesus Musician" has gone home to be with his Lord. My prayers to Kevin's family and his brother Rick...Kevin didn't pass away, the Lord just promoted him. See you in the kingdom, brother."
"We'll all see you soon Kev. Keep your fingers warmed up for that great jam!"
"It was my honor and privilege to know Kevin for a short time. He will always live on in our hearts and minds. My deepest condolences go out to his family of brothers and sisters in Christ."
""Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him" 1Cor 2:9 Lord,continue your care over his family till they meet again"
"Thank you Lord for my brother, Kevin, that his suffering is over and he is now resting peacefully in your arms Lord God."
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