In Memory of an Extraordinary Volunteer
November 17, 1974 to April 18, 2020
It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we share that last week, we received the news that long-time Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) volunteer Sean Beech passed away on April 18, 2020.
Sean was a regular–nearly daily–volunteer at EHS. He was with us for over 15 years and helped in every area of the shelter, from transporting animals to be featured on our weekly segments at Global News, to photographing adoptable cats, walking dogs and assisting at play group, conducting tours, participating in enrichment programs for every type of animal we take in, supporting adoptions as a gallery host, and being involved in major events and fundraisers like Pets in the Park each year.
Sean’s involvement with EHS goes so far back that we don’t even have a record of all his volunteer hours anymore, but it’s safe to say that he donated at least an average of 500 hours each year and was a daily fixture at the shelter. He was willing to help in any way he could and jumped at every new opportunity. His contribution was truly astounding.
Always smiling, Sean brought positivity everywhere he went – along with his giant Tim Hortons coffee mug in hand. He had a profound and touching impact on every person and animal he met, and his dedication and commitment to EHS was unparalleled. We are a stronger organization because of this support.
This is a heartbreaking loss for EHS and our greater community, and he will be sincerely missed by all of us. Our hearts go out to his family during this extremely difficult time.
Thank you, Sean. We won’t forget you.