Sean Christopher Quilty late of Chilliwack, died senselessly and tragically in the early morning hours of Friday, Apr. 11, 2003, at the age of 32.
He is survived by grandfather Kevin Joseph Quilty of Chilliwack; grandparents, Gerri and Rudi Bruderman of Cloverdale; and by his mother Donna Mussell (Fred) longtime residents of Chilliwack. Also survived by sisters, Colleen Quilty and her two sons, Octavio and Alexander, Donna Ross and her daughter Hannah, and Sandra Vetterl, all of Chilliwack, Lisa-anne Hall (Lonnie) and their son Jacob, Christina Lopushinsky; and brother Joseph Lopushinsky, all of Ontario; sisters, Crystal McGreggor of Salt Spring Island, Robin Mussell, Jay Mussell, and Aaren Ivers; and brothers Fred Mussell Jr., and Owen Mussell, also of Chilliwack.
Sean was predeceased by his cousin and close friend, Dallas Deleen who died in June of 1999; and by his father, Richard Alan Lopushinsky, who passed away suddenly of a heart attack on March 4, 2003.
Words cannot begin to describe how much Sean will be missed by everyone who really knew him. He had a special place in his heart for you! Sean not only made you feel special; to him, you were special. He knew how to make you believe in yourself and in tomorrow.
Sean’s musical talents surfaced at a young age. He spent his life singing and performing every chance he had. He became an extremely talented musician, singer/songwriter, and recording artist. We will cherish those few recordings forever and thank him so much for the memories.
“This world is not the conclusion,
A sequel stands beyond,
Invisible like music
But as positive as sound.’’
“We will remember Sean with his great smile and his Magic Spirit.’’
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 19, 2003 at the chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home in Chilliwack. Pastor Vern Tompke officiating.
Sean’s Musical Memorial Farewell to be held on Sunday, Apr. 27, 2003 at the Tzeachten Hall, Sardis from 2 p.m. Details to be published in next Friday’s paper.