It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of Theodore Sean [Theo] Laktin at his home in Tsawwassen B.C. Theo was born on March 20, 1976 in Castlegar B.C. to proud parents Jim And Katie Laktin. He grew up in Shoreacres and then the Voykin Subdivision at the Playmor Junction. He attended elementary school in Tarrys, followed by high school at Mt. Sentinel. Theo was very active, loved to spend time at the beach and fish the Slocan River. Theo was also very athletic and started playing sports at a very early age, including baseball, soccer, volleyball and later fastpitch, Although he excelled at any sport he chose to play, it was volleyball that really showcased his athletic abilities. He started play with the seniors when he was only in grade 9. His talents were immediately noticed at the provincial playoffs. He was awarded with an honorable mention to the provincial allstar team. The following 3 years, he lead the Mt. Sentinel Wildcats to 2 provincial titles and one second place finish.
He was named MVP in the province. He was selected to the provincial allstar teams in his senior years as well as the Canada Games team. He also lead the West Kootenay Club Volleyball team to a provincial title followed by winning the Western Canadian Title. In both cases he was named MVP.
After a back injury that shortened his college volleyball career, Theo went to work in the forest industry. This included Heli-Logging. During a trip to Vancouver, Theo meet the love of his life, Kim. After trying a long distance relationship for awhile, Theo decided to join Kim in Vancouver. He started work with an old volleyball friend doing renovations and landscaping. Here he came across an opportunity to become a fishing guide with Bonnie Lee Charters from Granville Island. He was an absolute natural at this job. He loved to fish and show others how to catch the lunkers. Theo and Kim got married in September 2005. On January 22, 2006, Theo was involved in a devastating incident that left him in a wheelchair and in cronic pain for the rest of his life. He battled courageously to try and overcome his disabilites. He spent months in hospital and rehab centers as well as going through numerous surgeries. In august 2011 another life altering event took place. Theo and Kim were blessed with 3 beautiful girls. The Triplets arrived. They were now his focus and total pride and joy. Unfortunatly Theo’s struggles continued until God decided he needed another great fisherman and volleyball setter on his team. Theo was predeceased by his grandparents Pete and Nora Laktin and Tim and Polly Ribalkin as well as his mom Katie Laktin. He also lost his constant companion, Debo. He is survived by his wife Kim, his daughters Marley, Thea and Polly, his dad Jim, brothers Michael, Jamie and his daughter Niya, as well as nurmerous uncles, aunts, cousins and a huge number of friends and former team mates. We will miss him forever. May he rest in peace and free of pain. God rest his soul.
Celebration of Life
There will be a memorial service/celbration of life at the Brilliant Cultural Center at 7 PM, on Thursday December 22, 2016. Everyone is welcome.