OBITUARY

Sean Bruce Arnold

March 24, 1968March 28, 2011

It is with disbelief and great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Sean on March 28th, 2011 at the age of 43. Sean was predeceased by his Nana, Kitty Cawthorne; Grandma, Stella Arnold; and step-brother Shane Hartmann. He will be sadly missed by his mother, Diana (Otto) Hartmann; father, Peter Arnold; sisters: Kristi (Brad) Bunt and Kathy (Jamie) Ralston; nieces: Jenn John, Katie Bunt, and Emilie Bunt; nephew Kyle Ralston; step-sisters: Sonya Gibeau, Lydia Hartmann and Laura (Ted) Altenhofen; grandparents, Bruce and Madi Arnold; Aunt Judy (Steve) Vatamaniuck; Uncles Robert Arnold, John (Linda) Arnold and Mike Arnold, partner Jenni Vanttinen as well as numerous cousins and many friends. Sean was born in Sidney, BC on March 24th, 1968. He spent most of his childhood in California and Newfoundland before moving to Port Alberni in 1980. Most of his adult life was spent in Nanaimo and Port Alberni. Sean's passion for cooking and baking began when he was a child, continued into adulthood and became his career of choice for much of his life. He was very creative in the kitchen and enjoyed baking and cooking for his family and friends. Sean was gifted in math and enjoyed anything math related. He enjoyed playing chess and played regularly online with his Uncle Robert. He also enjoyed watching Canucks games, reading science fiction, spoiling the family pets and spending time with loved ones. He loved hanging out at his sister's place at Sproat Lake in the summer. Sean was a very gentle, loving and devoted son, grandson, brother and uncle, and a loyal friend. He will be sorely missed. There will be a celebration of Sean's life at 1:00pm on Sunday, April 3rd at the Alberni Valley United Church Hall, 3747 Church Street, Port Alberni. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chapelofmemories.ca In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sean's honour to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 222 Queen St., Suite 1402, Ottawa Ont., K1P5V9 or to the SPCA, 4936 Broughton St., Port Alberni, BC., V9Y 7L9

Services

  • Celebration of LIfe Sunday, April 3, 2011
REMEMBERING

Sean Bruce Arnold

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Pam Poper

September 4, 2011

I just found you had passed away.I will treasure the good times and bad times we have shared through our 17 year friendship.May you rest your head on the God that created you and softly be in peace.

mike ganie

April 7, 2011

RIP Sean....

Sian Nalleweg

April 4, 2011

RIP my friend.

Monica Lambert

April 4, 2011

Sean you are an amazing friend, and you are missed! To your family my heart goes out to you all on this day, and all the days ahead. A hugh part of your family has been taken from you, for reasons no one really knows or understands.It is things like this that make life hard to cope, as we feel so riped off! I myself lost a brother a few years back an I miss him, but I know he is a angle watching down still taking care of me as he did here. The days ahead are a struggle, but we are all here to comfort and help each other heal my thoughts an prayers are with each an everyone of YOU! May Sean RIP until we meet again one day! By the way we never made it out for coffee you still owe me one XOXOXOXO! Friends are forever an more miss chatting buddy!

Coby

April 4, 2011

Diana and family, so sorry about your loss. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Cat MacDonnell

April 3, 2011

April 3,2011
"Sean I will keep your memory close to my heart and never forget the great times you & I had....your 'pimp' mobile, your great cooking, the gifts you brought me back from Jamaica, your strong commitment to friends & family...my loyal brother, I will never forget you, "
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Lorrell (Cates) Benson

April 3, 2011

Please accept my prayers, thoughts, love and sympathy to the entire family. Sean, you are now your family`s guardian angel and will watch over them. Thank you for all your smiles to gave to everyone you met.

Mirriam Stone

April 2, 2011

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Mirriam Stone

April 2, 2011

R.I.P Sean.You were so kind and generous to all who knew you.You were such a great workmate at Wal-Mart.We will always miss you.May God give you strength during this difficult time.

April 2, 2011

diana i am so sorry for your loss i know sean meant the world to you and you meant the world to him,just know that sean will alwas be with you, he is now your angel and he will alwas protect you.my thoughts are with you and your family take care buddy love robyn weir parksville,bc