John “Sean” Walsh age 93 passed away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospice on February 4, 2016. Born in Cork, Ireland, Sean served as a radio officer with the merchant navy during World War Two, and emigrated to Canada with his wife Eileen in 1949. Sean worked many years with BC Tel in Kamloops, Princeton and Abbotsford. Sean is the eldest of 16, and is survived by twelve of his brothers and sisters, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives in both Ireland and North America. Sean was predeceased by his wife Eileen, long time partner Irene Huhn, and his eldest son Barry (Terry). Survived by children Kathryn Munsie, Brian (Ellen), Patricia, and Robert (Jae), grandchildren Kevin, Jennifer and Jeff Munsie, and Eileen and James, great grandchildren Emily, Nolan and Fern. Sean will forever be remembered for his gentle nature and zest for life. A Funeral Mass was held at 11am on February 9th at St. Anthony’s Parish in West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.