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1985 – 2016

It is with heavy hearts that we report the sudden passing on March 9th of Seann at a much-too-young age of 30 years. From a very young age Seann wanted to become a Chef and in his short lifetime he achieved that goal, accepting the challenge and pressures of running a busy kitchen with good humour enthusiasm and efficiency. Seann loved to cook for other people.

Seann was born in Nanaimo in 1985 and took most of his schooling here and started working in a restaurant while still in high school at the age of 15. He worked in restaurants in Edmonton, Victoria, Vancouver and in Nanaimo. While working at the Laurel Point Inn in Victoria he met Kaori Niwa, who was later to become his bride.

Seann is survived by his wife Kaori, his father Bruce [Barbara] Gordon, his mother Jenafor [Andy] Siemens, brothers Lee [Bonnie], Jayeson [Monique], niece Summer, and sisters Tammi [Joe] and Kimberly [Rick] in Alberta. He also leaves several aunts, uncles and nieces and nephews in BC, Alberta and Japan.

A celebration of Seann’s young life will be held at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1720 Bowen Road in Nanaimo on Saturday, March 19th at 2:00 p.m.

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