Dr Sean Egan
Update: Friday 20th May,
Funeral Arrangements for Dr
The following announcement
has been released.
Dr. Sean Egan B.A., D.E.S.,
Ph.D. Sports Psychology
Educator, Adventurer, Athlete, Father and Friend.
Associate Professor of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa
While chasing his dream to
reach the summit of Mount Everest, Sean succumbed to the frailties of life and
died after suffering a cardiac arrest on Friday, April 29th 2005. A team
hoping to summit Everest in May is taking a small passport photo of Sean to
the top and will bury his picture there.
Dr. Sean Egan of Almonte, age
Sean leaves behind his
adoring children, Seamas and Anna and their mother, Mary. He will be lovingly
remembered by his special friend Jane, friends and family in Ireland and
Friends may call at the C.R.
Gamble Funeral Home and Chapel, 127 Church Street, Almonte, Ontario for
visiting on Wednesday, May 25 from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm.
His funeral will be held on
Thursday May 26th at the Holy Name of Mary Church, 134 Bridge Street, Almonte,
Ontario with the Celebration of the Eucharist at 11 AM.
An informal celebration will
follow at the Almonte Civitan Hall, 500 Almonte Street.
Condolences can be sent to:
Sean Egan Memorial Fund – Ad
In memory and honour of
Sean’s life a special fund-raising initiative has been set up.
The members of the expedition
and Sean’s family are working with Child Haven, the charity chosen by Sean to
be associated with his recent expedition to Everest, to build a school for the
children in Kathmandu, Nepal. The design plans are already underway for a
two-storey brick and concrete school that will be a lasting legacy to Sean’s
life as an educator. When completed, the school will be able to receive more
than 130 students. Building work starts in early 2006 if all goes well and
will be completed within 2 years. The cost is CDN$150,000 and a special web
site will be set up to report on fundraising initiatives and progress toward
Sean’s life was devoted to
education and a commitment to personal health, fitness and well-being. After a
lot of thought and discussion, the expedition members and Sean’s family
decided that the most meaningful way to remember Sean is to build a school in
an area of the world that meant a lot to him – Kathmandu. Over the coming
weeks and months you will see a number of initiatives developed by the team to
raise this money and we hope you will support the fund with a donation, a
fund-raising initiative or an offer of service.
Donations can be made at
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