HUSSEY, Erik Shane
Erik Shane Hussey passed away on Mother’s day May 8, 2011 in Kelowna, B.C. at the age of 37. He is survived by his loving wife Livia, his parents Bob and Ruth Hussey, brothers Erin (Michelle), Jordan (Laura), nephews Ethan and Finn, grandfather Ed Ikert, in-laws Tibor and Maria Ferencik, brother-in-law Miroslav (Renota) nephews Jacob, David, Peter. Shane is much beloved by his family and many friends. He will be sadly and greatly missed. Shane had a sparkle, a magic and a charm about him that radiated far out illuminating the lives of those who knew him. He painted his thoughts and dreams outside the canvas. He taught us to be passionate about life and all within it. His voracious appetite for knowledge lead him to search for the facts and truth in so many aspects of life and living. He loved God’s creation and the beauty of the earth – a sunrise, a sunset, a mountain height. More than anything, Shane loved his family and all those who would take time to share with him his various ideas and thoughts that he so passionately cared about. He was an athlete in his youth, a musician to the end and a member of a band. More than anything he was a wonderful son, brother, husband, and friend to all that were a part of his life. Shane suffered for years with mental illness that he valiantly faced and was determined to overcome so that he could become what he knew and wanted to become – but it never happened…Shane’s facebook posting of February 25, 2011 expresses to all one of Shane’s final wishes – “And then one thing I have left is HOPE, that at the end I will be REDEEMED. That all the hurt and anguish I carry alone will at last be released and I shall at last be FREE!”
Shane is now free and his Saviour who redeemed him by His own death and resurrection has received Shane with loving open arms.
A private family memorial and interment was held on Friday May 13, 2011 at the Kelowna City cemetery. Friends or family wishing to celebrate Shane’s life can make a donation to a memorial fund in his name thought the “Central Okanagan Foundation”. The funds will be used to support mental health projects within the greater Kelowna area. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.