Sean was born in Stettler, Alberta on April 17, 1997 and lived his whole life in Castor, Alberta. Sean attended Gus Wetter school from junior kindergarten to present, grade 11 where he participated in the RAP program working at Jordahl’s Enterprises in the mechanical field, and after completing his summer employment working at the County of Paintearth (which he thoroughly enjoyed) he was also employed at the County of Paintearth for his after school position.
Sean truly loved life and enjoyed every minute of it, whether he was playing his guitar, playing hockey, working on his truck, driving around in his new truck and most of all hanging out with his many friends!
Sean was known for his engaging smile, his happy nature, eating lunch at Andy’s, his amazing work ethics, his respect for his family and friends and his true passion and talent with hockey. Sean began his own hockey career as an IP at the age of five and has played hard for various teams and towns over the years.
Mourning Sean’s sudden passing on September 27, 2013 are his beloved and proud parents Don and Donna Thieleman; sister and best friend Michelle Thieleman; paternal grandmother Lil Thieleman of Drumheller, AB; maternal grandmother Louise Boland of Montreal, QC; aunts and uncles Linda Thieleman, Rick Thieleman, Rhonda Telford (Dale), Penny Boland, Pamela Jordan (Adrian), James Boland; and his loving cousins: Scott Hill (Alicia), Dana Hill (Jeff), Daniel Thieleman, Simon Thieleman, Jasmine and Juliet Jordan and all his many, many friends.
Sean was predeceased by his paternal grandfather Oscar Thieleman and his maternal granddad James M. Boland.
Funeral services were held at the Castor Community Hall on Friday, October 4, 2013 with Pastor Vern Hein officiating. Loving tributes of Sean’s life were given by Bill Weseen, Auntie Penny, Auntie Pam, Ed Manz and Ben Doolaege. Musical gifts were offered by Wendy Coppock, Veronica Weber and Robert Gustavson. A DVD presentation was presented by the family. As Sean was taken for cremation the congregation released red balloons to send their thoughts of love with him. Pallbearers were Rick Thieleman, Daniel Thieleman, Simon Thieleman, Dale Telford, Kayl Weseen, Ben Doolaege, Riley Coppock and Dallyn Pawsey. Memorial donations may be made to the Castor Minor Hockey League Association. Family and friends shared a time of fellowship and a luncheon in the Community Hall. Condolences may be viewed or sent to the family at www.parkviewfuneralchapels.com