Sean Michael Smith, beloved son of Dorothy and Rich, dearly loved brother of Ben and Kaity, of Airdrie passed away suddenly in an industrial accident at an oil rig site near Waterton Lakes National Park.
Sean was full of life, full of dreams, and a keeper of endless lists. He blessed us with his kindness, sense of humour, generosity and free spirit. Sean loved family and friends, music, sports, food, and lively discussions. He was a gifted writer, a good athlete, a bad navigator, a skilled and ardent debater, and most of all, a warm and loving son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. Sean possessed both strong inertia and powerful momentum. He was slow to start new activities, but able to achieve great things when he set his mind to them. Sean was a graduate of George McDougall High School in Airdrie and Carleton University in Ottawa. He was proud to have completed his first Olympic length triathlon last spring and was working to save money to pursue his goal of becoming a lawyer. He had travelled to Europe for the 2006 Winter Olympics and greatly enjoyed a fantasy sports trip to Denver this fall where he saw the Avalanche, Nuggets and his beloved Broncos. Sean always followed his heart and the golden rule on his journey through life. His life was way too short, but he lived it fully and we feel fortunate to have felt his love.
Besides leaving a huge hole in our hearts and lives, Sean was loved and will be missed by his grandparents, Chad and Roberta Kirby; Boone and Margie, Kathy and Bob, Robert and Linda, Cathy, Murray and Katherine, Steve and Rona, Angie and Cam, David, Danny, Mike, Kailey, Mac, Evan, Gordon, Kirsten, Allison, and Keegan, the uncle, aunts, and cousins to whom he was a wonderful oldest nephew and cousin; Kim and many friends. He also brought great joy to his Grumpa John and Grandma Norma while they were alive.
A celebration of Sean’s life will be held on Wednesday, January 2, 2008, at 2:00 p.m., at the Airdrie United Church, 216 First Avenue NE, Airdrie. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sean’s memory may be made to the Sheilah Thompson Refugee Fund, c/o Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 2T1.
In living memory of Sean Smith, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park Memorial Forest by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE. Telephone: (403) 948-1100Print This Obituary & Condolences