Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

429 2nd Street South, Kenora, ON


Sean Robert Kantola-Normand

July 16, 1990March 16, 2020

Sean Kantola (Normand) died tragically at the age of 29. Sean was born July 16th, 1990 in Kenora Ontario.

Sean had many passions and excelled in everything that he did. He was a natural athlete, he loved playing soccer and hockey (he loved to win) and was a gifted runner. While working on the milk truck with his Grampa, Sean gained a strong work ethic. Sean took this experience and applied it to his job at Gardewine, where he loved driving and working alongside the boys, especially Ed.

Sean enjoyed camping and fishing and being outdoors. He had an awesome sense of humour and could brighten a room with his smile and infectious laugh. Sean had a special place in his heart for his fur baby Roxy. Sean was big hearted and full of compassion and gave the best hugs.

Sean will be deeply missed and forever loved by his mom Karrie, sister Emily (Greg), dad Rob, Grampa Brian (Lorraine), Gramma Rhonda, Auntie Kathy (Tim), Sean’s love, Nadine Paradis and son Asher, his best friends Josh Kinger and Kyle Euler, along with numerous other relatives and friends.

There will be a private celebration of life for Sean at a later date.

“And I’ve got to understand You must release the ones you love And let go of their hand. I try and cope the best I can But I’m missing you so much If I could only see you And once more feel your touch. Yes, you’ve just walked on ahead of me Don’t worry I’ll be fine But now and then I swear I feel Your hand slip into mine.”

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com



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Colleen Serban

March 28, 2020

To all of Sean's family and friends, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. My condolences to all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

Zoe Simkin

March 27, 2020

I have wonderful memories of watching Sean grow up. My deepest condolences for your loss.

Patricia Kent

March 25, 2020

Thinking of you with deepest sympathy.

Marj Poirier

March 25, 2020

Dear Karrie, Emily and family,
I am so very very sorry to hear about Sean’s passing. I remember him running around the fitness centre when he was a little boy. He had such an infectious smile. Please know that I am thinking of you and all of your family...Kathy and your Dad too. Sending you all much love and this difficult time.
Marj Poirier

Dan Essery

March 23, 2020

Sean was a great kid with an infectious smile. He was a good distance runner at an early age and a valued teammate. My condolences go to his family and friends. I shall remember his temperament and his talent.

Deb Vandenheuvel

March 22, 2020

Dear Karrie ,Emily and family. There are no words that will take away your pain. Just know he was truly loved by his wonderful family and will be greatly missed by all. Sharing in your grief. All my love Auntie Deb

Terryll Makarow

March 21, 2020

Sean is so sweet he let me stay with him when I came from out of town. He taught me to drive standard. Many memories when we were a bit younger in high school too. I don't want this to be real. ❤️

Cheryle Richards

March 21, 2020

My memories in my heart. I laugh now as I remember when Sean was at my place when little boy and he was playing with matchbox toys & threw one at my tv . Only small scratch. He said I didn’t do it Grandma! ❤️
I haven’t seen Sean since moving from Kenora. I will always remember our little chats when he delivered milk with his Grandfather. Always in my heart now & forever. Love you grandson. 💙❤️

tam hintz

March 21, 2020

Sean was such pleasant person to be around,as he delivered milk to shopper's for us to delivering our stock from gardwine.He had a great sense of humor and we could joke with him so easily and also have serious convo's with him as well.He will be so truely missed,Rest in Peace sean,always remembered never forgotton.

Penny Beal

March 20, 2020

I remember Sean as very talented runner, and a kind young man. I know his family will miss him very much.