April 11, 1962 – March 4, 2023
In loving memory ~
In the early morning of March 4, 2023, Sean died surrounded by his family that loved him dearly. Sean battled with his oral cancer for over 10 years and was given a terminal diagnosis last spring.
It gives us peace knowing he is with our parents and God.
Sean was born in Edmonton AB on April 11, 1962, with a full head of hair. He is the 3rd of 3 boys (Pat and Kevin) followed by his sister (Joanne). Saying his parents had their hands full was an understatement.
Sean seemed to excel at whatever he wanted to, including charm. He was an excellent gymnast along with his brothers and he was an accomplished skier which was a family sport.
After many jobs he found his love for the sea. He moved to Vancouver in 1986 to take a deckhand course. After a short time with BC Ferries, he joined the Canadian Coast Guard in 1987 as a deckhand. He continued his education until eventually becoming both an Officer in Charge of a Search & Rescue Station and a ship’s Chief Officer.
His love for the sea and music was only surpassed by his love for his friends and family.
Sean was predeceased by his parents, Cecil and Ann-Marie Potter. He will be truly missed by his siblings; Pat (Linda), Kevin, Joanne (Mike), Sara (Ken) his nieces and nephews Britnie, Stephanie, Josh, Mark and Jessica.
There will be a celebration of life at the Crown Isle Golf Course on Friday, March 17th at 1:00 pm followed by a reception.
In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand
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