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Eamonn Oliver O'Regan

1934 ~ 2019 (age 84)

To sleep—perchance to dream, Eamonn O’Regan passed away peacefully on Friday, March 29th, 2019. The love of your life, Brigitta; your children, Rory (Tina), Martina (Paul) and Karen; and your grandchildren, Mirin, Seamus, Erin and Torin miss you desperately. You filled our lives with happiness and showed us how to appreciate life’s wonders: the symmetry of a leaf, the thunder of ocean surf, the light at dusk, the nuzzle of a furry companion, a song after a drop o’ the creature with family and friends . . . You also taught us that love and compassion are the only truths. From Ireland to Canada, Jamaica, Ghana, Nigeria, Trinidad, and Botswana, you embraced difference and respected all peoples. In schools and universities across the globe, you delighted in sharing your knowledge and experience with students as much as you enjoyed learning from others. Whether in a classroom in the Caribbean, building a road in Nigeria or working with elders in Nunavut, you listened and opened your arms. Your legacy lives on in us, who love you always. Dia leat.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 5935 Iona Drive, Vancouver, BC V6T1J7. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Kamloops, BC.

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