It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Shawn Ryan Girard, age 34 of Castlegar B.C. Shawn was born on December 25 1981 in Trail B.C.
Shawn is survived by his parents Rob and Debbie Girard, Grandparents Elsie Dennisoff, Ron and Ruth Girard, sisters Melanie (Shawn) Loxton, Jennifer Girard, and many Aunts, Uncles, and cousins.
Shawn worked hard to get his 4th class steam engineer ticket and was very proud as was his family of his accomplishments. He loved his job at Teck and said it was his dream job. He also worked for interior health, had his 1st class license driving truck, and went through the millwright pre-apprentice program.
Shawn had an incredibly large heart, cared deeply, and laughed hard. Shawn loved his road bike, dirt biking, mountain biking, driving big rig, working on his vehicles and making them go faster. He loved camping, chillin around the campfire, and fishing. He always said to catch a fish you have to cast into the sun. Shawn loved his family and his friends. He is deeply missed and forever in our hearts.
On behalf of the family, we thank everyone for the love and support through this