Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Kevin Hope recalls visiting Turtle Lake as a child in the 1960s and as a teenager in the early 1970s. He maintained his life-long connection with the area until he retired there permanently in 2013. Kevin was married to his wife Fay for thirty-six years. They had five sons together, all of whom have happy memories of their youth at Turtle Lake.
Kevin has a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan. In addition to his charitable pursuits and active lifestyle, Kevin enjoys history and writing. He takes great pride in his beautiful natural surroundings and in his community on the edge of the Boreal Forest. In addition to creating public nature trails on his forested land, Hope Northern Trails, he developed a local park and playground, Fay Hope Memorial Park, in honour of his late wife. He now spends his summers at Turtle Lake and winters in Thailand.