Sean Ready

5 December , 19684 December , 2018

Sean William Ready

December 5, 1968 - December 4, 2018

Sean passed away at home just shy of his fiftieth birthday. For the past two years, Sean waged a hard-fought battle against glioblastoma, with great courage and determination. He leaves behind his beloved wife Vivean and daughters Stacey and Joanne. Predeceased by his father David, Sean is also survived by his mother Elsie, in-laws John and Tasia Simnos, brothers Larry Patterson (Sue), Duncan (Anna), Ian(Jennifer), sister-in-law Gena Kalpidis (Savas), and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Sean had a wicked sense of humour, a big heart, and was a loyal friend to many. His love of cooking and grilling led him to causes that he supported for many years - the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation Miracle Weekend, and the Annual Greek Festivals in East Vancouver and Surrey.

Sean’s family thanks everyone for their love and support for Sean during his illness. Prayers and funeral service will be held at 7pm on Tuesday, December 11th at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home, 306 East 11th Avenue in Vancouver. A Celebration of Sean’s life will be held at 12 noon on January 13, 2019 at Saints Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church, 4541 Boundary Road in Vancouver.

Donations to the BC Cancer Foundation or the Canadian Red Cross HELP Program in his name are strongly encouraged. Flower deliveries will not be accepted at the funeral home.

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  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, 11 December , 2018

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Angie Sirounis and Family

18 January 2019

Dear Vivean and Family,

We cherish the great visits we had in Toronto and Vancouver. We will always be in awe of Sean’s unwavering support for the church festivals!

Love, Your Thea Tasia, cousins Angie, Maria, Jim Sirounis and Family

Tom Gervais

10 December 2018

Some memories from the early days with JSA – Sean and I travelled together repeatedly down for factory group visits to the US. And in those early days the visits were a bit more on the “rustic” side. Notwithstanding that, Sean had this fantastic ability to keep the groups energized and entertained just by sheer force of will! We shared so many laughs its impossible to count. He also, one very fine and memorable weekend in Vancouver gave up prime lamb roasting time to shepherd my wife and me around town while we were in full tourist mode. All the while excitedly telling us great stories about his wife and children (all good, mind you!). Sean was a tremendous contributor to our industry and clearly to his community. He’ll certainly be missed, but as we know all those great memories endure.

Linda O'Reilly

9 December 2018

Sean and I go a long way back - to a primary classroom at Van Horne school. I was Sean's teacher. Sean is one of those children 'who stay with you'. I am happy that I had the opportunity to visit with Sean recently. Although Sean could not reciprocate in our conversation, his smile said it all. I talked and Sean's smile said he remembered all of my touching and funny stories.

Sean was a kind, gentle and thoughtful child with many friends. He was also a "little stinker". Let me say that reading, writing and arithmetic were seldom on his mind. Yet, we got along just fine. I adored Sean and he adored, Mrs. O'Reilly. We came to an understanding. And yes, Sean learned to read and do arithmetic.

I am so sad to hear of Sean's passing. It is difficult to express this sadness, but please know that Sean was one of Mrs. O'Reilly's kids and will always hold a special place place in my heart. My thoughts are with his family.

Jerry Sipsas

8 December 2018

Sean was a humorous fun loving guy who loved his family dearly.
We sat beside each other through high school and he was my best freind and will never forget all the good times we had.
You will be missed greatly and will always be in my heart.
His daughters are a reflection of the great person he was and I will always be proud for him and his achievements.

Sam & Caryl Beale

7 December 2018

We always will remember Sean, with his smile, and easygoing personality. And the teasing he received for his ponytail, and after knowing he was doing this for cancer patients. He had a big heart, and to let his family know that he was a good guy, and that we will miss him❤️