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.

May 30, 2017

It is really hard to believe that Kevin has been  "In The Light Of Heaven" for 7 years now.  It seems like just yesterday he went home to Jesus. Much has happened since then, Kevin now has 2 more grandchildren, Vera and Jasper and his oldest granddaughter Zoe- has just graduated from high School.
Congratulations are surely in order.

If I could send a message from my older brother, it would be to tell everyone to Stay Strong.  Be unshakable in your faith for we have the victory in Christ. Never stop sharing about the HOPE that is in you thru Christ Jesus. Your work for the Lord is not in vain because His word will never return void.  

During Kevin's years as a quadraplegic, he stayed strong- always encouraging others and never letting the enemy rob him of the joy he knew was coming. There were times he would call me to encourage me when he know I was having difficulties.  But none of my difficulties came close to what he was experiencing.  Kevin would often talk about the old days when the harvest was ripe. Looking back, it was an experience I will never forget.  I am STILL very blessed to hear so many stories of people coming to Christ at one of the Sweet Comfort Band concerts. It has been my greatest honor and priviledge to be a part in what God is doing.  So please keep those testimonies coming. 
You can send them to me thru Sweet Comfort Band's facebook page.

I look forward to hearing from you.  Until then...

The LORD bless you, and keep you;
The LORD make His face shine on you,
And be gracious to you;
The LORD lift up His countenance on you,
And give you peace.’

Rick Thomson

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. (1 Cor. 15:50-58)

January 6, 2017

Dear Friends,

I can't thank you enough for keeping my brothers memory alive. It seems like just yesterday that he went home.  Still very tough for me! He is surely missed.

Rick Thomson

Jan 7, 2013

Dear Friends,

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.  

Rick Thomson 


Posted by mario locatelli on June 2, 2010
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..
Posted by RICH FOUT on June 2, 2010
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
Posted by Rich Davis on June 2, 2010
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...
Posted by Craig Gephart on June 2, 2010
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!
Posted by Gail Cipiti on June 2, 2010
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.
Posted by Dan Greer on June 2, 2010
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
Posted by Randy Rannberg on June 2, 2010
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
Posted by Jamie Reid on June 2, 2010
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.
Posted by scott bruce on June 2, 2010
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...
Posted by Tom Obbema on June 2, 2010
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
Posted by Sam Scott on June 2, 2010
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.
Posted by Bruce Panzo on June 2, 2010
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.
Posted by gootch ibarra on June 2, 2010
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.
Posted by michele rannberg on June 2, 2010
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!
Posted by Jaymes Felix on June 1, 2010
"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
Posted by Donovan Stark on June 1, 2010
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.
Posted by dana angle on June 1, 2010
We'll all see you soon Kev. Keep your fingers warmed up for that great jam!
Posted by Lin McDowell on June 1, 2010
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.
Posted by Randy Thomas on June 1, 2010
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.
Posted by Eddie Prather on June 1, 2010
to Rick and also Randy and Bryan, Sweet Comfort is an apt wording for the graduation of our brother.
Posted by Tara Whelan on June 1, 2010
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!
Posted by Jon Freeburg on June 1, 2010
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.
Posted by Beverly Ouellette on June 1, 2010
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..
Posted by Rick Schnebliin on June 1, 2010
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?”
Posted by Dave Peterson on June 1, 2010
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.
Posted by Michael Niedermayer on June 1, 2010
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.
Posted by Jeff Uhler on June 1, 2010
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.
Posted by greg preuss on June 1, 2010
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.
Posted by Bryan Duncan on June 1, 2010
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!
Posted by David McLelland on June 1, 2010
Thank You Kevin for the music. Thank you God for sending him. Thank you Rick for giving me he chance to say Thank You.
Posted by Rick Thomson on June 1, 2010
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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Posted by Sam Scott on May 30, 2022
Miss you dear music buddy and friend. 10 years in Gods presence! See you soon! Sam
Posted by Chris Carr on May 30, 2021
Hard to believe it's been 11 years now since Kevin's passing. I was flying on that day with my family from Oklahoma to Russia to resume our cross-cultural service as missionaries. Upon our arrival, I read the news of Kevin's home-going. It was a huge blow, but it also caused me, even in the midst of jetlag, to recommit myself to the Lord's mission and double down for Jesus. Even as I type this, I'm listening to Sweet Comfort Band. Kevin's labor in the Lord continues to bear fruit for the kingdom of God.
Posted by Sam Scott on January 6, 2021
Miss you pal. Thinking of you enjoyed our tour dates together and time at church
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Shared by Rick Peron on July 29, 2011

I was the trumpet player who played with the SCB live horn section with Saul Miller & Dave Lebo (sp?) in 1979 - 1980.  One thing about Kevin was that he always went out of his way to make sure we (the horns) were well taken care of!  At the time, Saul & myself were in the U.S. Air Force Band stationed at March AFB, Riverside....... once we were playing in Sacramento  & needed to be back the next day for duty, yes the very next day! Kevin drove his car separate the band "motorhome"? if I remember correctly, just so that he could drive us back all night, straight through to make sure we made it in time! I knew he was so tired, but he never even gave a sigh! The only stop before dropping us off at our homes was at "Nogles" (sp?) to buy us breakfast burritos! Great times for me as a young christian, and what an experience to share the stage with all four of these wonderful musician & brothers! One thing I will always remember was after the concerts these guys were usually NOT signing autographs, but rather you would see them praying with the young people who came to see them play. Today I have hanging on the wall in my music room, a framed poster from the New Years Eve Concert at Swing Auditorium that reads - New Years Eve Concert featuring Sweet Comfort Band with special guest Daniel Amos and special message from Greg Lourie - Like Eteranl Life - It's Free!  I remember it was recorded via a mobile studio, maybe someone could track it down & release it as Sweet Comfort Live at Swing Auditorium. God Bless!

Rick Peron - Tucson, AZ

Shared by Alice Thomson on June 3, 2010

This picture was taken at Genki Sushi in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Shared by Alice Thomson on June 3, 2010

Kevin's favorite bass was his Alembic bass with the LED light fret markers.