It happened in Ottawa. 28-year old, a father of 10 kids, died in a road accident. His car clipped a snow bank and hit a sign which fell on the car. Sean got trapped within it and died before any help could arrive on the scene.
Only a couple of days earlier, on Valentine’s Day, he had asked Tracey Gervais, live-in companion of five years to marry him and Tracey had agreed.
His death came as a severe blow to Tracey.
Sean was father to a total of 10 kids – three of them were theirs. Then there were two of Tracey’s and five others who he had adopted.
Tracey described Sean as an outdoor man – he loved to play hockey or go hiking or cliff jumping. And – he invariably played skating, basketball, biking and rollerblading with all his ten children not discriminating between his and Tracey’s.
It is a pity that there are very few men of his type and Fate snatches them away from our midst too early.