Our Shane passed away suddenly at the young, tender age of 19. Immediately upon learning what had happened, hundreds of thoughts and prayers were sent his way by all who knew and loved him so deeply. The love and energy that continues to surround Shane is his blanket of warmth, and it is this that is comforting him now as it did when he was with us here on earth.
For Shane, friendships and personal connections with others were what was important. People were Shane’s #1 priority and he will always be remembered as Salmon Arm’s People Person. Shane had a remarkable ability to touch others. His warm, bright smile and that bright twinkle in his eye were the two special things that Shane brought with him wherever he went. He absolutely beamed and his soul was filled to the brim with love when he was able to share time with others. It didn’t matter who you were or what side of the tracks you lived on, he treasured everyone who crossed his path and know that you meant something to him – each and every one of you.
Shane leaves behind his loving family: mother, Kelly, father, Don and, bros, Taylor and Brandon, grandparents, Karen, Doug, Mary, Frank, Eleanor, Gilbert, Louise and all the many aunts, uncles and 19 cousins.
Shane gave love out so effortlessly and thus received love back in return. Salmon Arm was Shane’s only home and the love and support that makes up this incredible community is something we can all be proud of.
Know that his family is in awe over the loving response that has and will continue to be given. It is this, whether it be the phone calls, emails, flowers, food or prayers, that will somehow enable us to get through this incredibly difficult time – thank you.
A Celebration of Life was held for Shane on Friday, April 3rd at 2:45 p.m. at the Salmon Arm Community Center.
The family of “big Shane” requests that any donations in memory of this remarkable young man go to the Vancouver Children’s Hospital, where the lives of others might be changed for the better. Shane would have wanted to know that he was able to help someone in need just as he was always so willing to do throughout his lifetime.
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Arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.