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  Canadian Mt. Everest 2005: Funeral Arrangements for Dr Sean Egan


Dr Sean Egan

Update: Friday 20th May, Ottawa

Funeral Arrangements for Dr Sean Egan

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 63 years.

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 Almonte.

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: crgamblefuneralhome@bellnet.ca

Sean Egan Memorial Fund – Ad Astra

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 the dream.

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 www.childhaven.ca/donate.htm.  

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