Sean William Clifford Arnal was born on July 9, 1998 in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan. He was the youngest son of the Arnal family for six years until friend and brother Lyndon arrived. Baptized in the Ravenscrag Anglican Church, Sean was blessed with godparents Uncle Tom Arnal and sister Chantal Henderson.
He was a unique little freckled fellow who could be found in farm machinery from a young age and often was in the cheering squad at his siblings’ sport events. Sean attended playschool in Eastend and then embarked on Kindergarten at Eastend School. He made friends easily and from a young age could be found on the soccer field or at the rink playing hockey. When he entered high school he took to the courts in volleyball and badminton. Sean and Kirk Humphrey made a force to be reckoned with in badminton- boys doubles. In 2012 and 2013 they won silver at the district championships. This year he also joined the Eastend We Day committee and helped raise funds to build a school in Kenya.
Sean has always been a threat to gophers with his love of hunting. He has participated in elk hunts and has hunted whitetail and mule deer as well. Recently, he took an interest in skeet shooting and joined the Eastend Junior Trap Club. He did very well in last year’s Crohns and Colitis fundraiser where he placed twelfth in the skeet shooting event. Sean was an outdoorsman at heart with a calm demeanor who enjoyed golfing and fishing with friends. Recently, with driver’s license in hand, his pride and joy was his 2001 white GMC Duramax.
Sean’s hardworking jovial attitude was a great asset to the family farm. He enjoyed operating combines, air drills, swathers, balers and assisted with the cattle herd. He took interest in attending bull sales and bought several bulls from as far away as Coronach. Sean also helped Lyndon with his zoo of animals, including being the financial backing to Lyndon’s pig venture.
He is predeceased by grandparents Bill and Molly Howell, along with older brother Blake. Sean was killed along with brother Lyndon in an accident on July 23, 2014.
Sean is survived by parents Clifford and Anne Arnal, siblings Chantal (Corey) Henderson, Dylan Arnal and Olivia Arnal; Grandpa Clifford (Brenda) Arnal and Grandma Margaret Arnal. He is also survived by numerous loving aunts, uncles and cousins as well as friends and classmates at Eastend High School.
The funeral was held Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the family homestead north of Ravenscrag. Interment took place at Point View Cemetery, Ravenscrag. Donations, for all those wishing, can be made through Binkley’s Funeral Service to Eastend School We Day Committee.
Sean’s friendly, hardworking, caring and calm manner will forever live on through the memories he has left with friends and family. His humor, big smile and laugh will be missed by all.