We Remember

MARKO, Sean Thomas

May 21, 1995 — June 13, 2024

With broken hearts, we announce the loss of Sean Thomas Marko, who passed away from a tragic accident at his home, on June 13, 2024, at the age of 29.

Sean is survived by his loving family, parents Rob Marko and Dorinda Taylor; sister Kaylee Marko; grandmothers Lucy Marko, Marjorie Mason, and Leslie Taylor; as well as his aunts, uncles, and cousins. Sean was predeceased by his grandfathers Peter Marko Sr., Freeman Mason, and Robert Taylor, and his uncle Peter Marko Jr.

Sean also leaves behind many friends from Burlington, ON where he grew up, and Banff, AB where he lived for over ten years.

Sean was passionate about many things in his life. If he had a true interest in something it was never half-way. He was all in, working for better, faster, higher, and more extreme. Snowboarding was his biggest passion. He would have spent all his time on snow if he could have. In the ‘off-season’, mountain biking and trail building, skateboarding, slacklining, rock climbing, etc. filled his time. Sean was a talented woodworker, turning beautiful bowls on his lathe and creating other wood projects. He also built mountain bike trails with “gnarly” jumps. He often harvested the wood himself with an artist’s eye for interesting grain and burls. He was a dedicated Scrabble player, beating most of us, most of the time. Sean loved pool and snooker, where he also beat most of us, most of the time. He loved foraging for mushrooms and introducing people to edible wild mushrooms. Sean was known for his love of spicy food and for putting Tobasco on practically everything he ate. He always had his Tobasco close to hand.

In his journey through life, Sean’s passion, talent, and kindness touched many people and he was touched by theirs in return. He made many close relationships, made many friends, helped many people, and was helped in turn by many people. Sean struggled with the physical and mental health effects of multiple concussions, as well as a host of other injuries from pushing the limits in his sports. Sean struggled with alcohol use disorder which likely contributed to the fall that took his life.

We respectfully ask everyone to be aware that addictions and mental health issues are of equal importance to physical illness and injury. Keep your family and friends close and encourage anyone struggling to get professional help.

We celebrate and hold dear all the special times we had with Sean. It brings us comfort to know that he was also a part of so many people’s lives. We are overwhelmed by all the support and true kindness that has been shared with us.  We are truly grateful. Thanks to all.

Gone way too soon. Remembered and loved forever.

Celebrations of Life will be held in honour of Sean at later dates.

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  • Chantal Lount says:

    My deepest heartfelt condolences on the loss of your son. Fondly Chantal.

  • Meredith Bourne says:

    Beautiful tribute to your son. My heart weeps for you and your family, Dorinda.

  • Jean Byrnes says:

    How sorry I am to hear of this terrible loss. My heartfelt prayers and thoughts are with you.

  • Rosemary Bellefeuille says:

    Dorinda, Rob and Kaylee- our deepest condolences for the loss of your Sean. Rosemary and Chris

  • Joanne Stevens says:

    Such loving words and yet so difficult to say it all. He will shine down on all of you everyday. Feel the warmth, embrace the memories and be blessed for every day he shared.

  • Martyn and Marisa says:

    Sending you love and prayers. Martyn, Marisa, Liam and Drew

  • Rose W Berrie says:

    sending our sympathies and love. ❤️

  • Beth Sheldrake says:

    An amazing young man. So sorry for your loss!❤️

  • Ellie Stanekovic says:

    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. There are no words to say how deeply sorry we are at this sad time. Love Ellie, Branko, Sasha & Adam

  • Michelle Read says:

    My heart breaks for your family. What a thoughtful tribute for such a beautiful soul.

  • Lori Korkola says:

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family Dorinda. The memory of your son was a moving tribute to him.

  • Michelle and Steve Albert says:

    sending my condolences and hugs

  • Elaine Mersereau-Wilson says:

    Dorinda, Rob and Kaylee. What a beautiful statement. My condolences on such a deep loss. May beautiful memories break through to ease you pain. Much love.

  • Lynn Bowman says:

    Dorinda and family I feel heartsick for the unimaginable loss of your boy Sean. Thinking of you at this difficult time

  • Jan and Barry Armstrong says:

    Heartfelt sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Neal and Ingrid says:

    You will be so missed. Be wild and adventurous in heaven Sean! We wouldn’t expect any less. Love you so much. Neal and Ingrid

  • Harriett Draaistra says:

    I am so very sorry. for this terrible loss of your precious so.n and brother.. My deepest condolences.

  • Greig Conway says:

    Such very sad news to hear of Sean’s passing. Your beautiful tribute is a testimony to his zest for life and adventure. A young life taken much too soon. Sending prayers and hugs to you and your family.

  • Joyce Awrey Root says:

    So truly sorry for your loss.
    Joyce Awrey Root

  • Barb Murray says:

    Sending love and thoughts to your family. Such a short life but a life filled with passion.❤️

  • Janice coviello says:

    deepest condolences to you and your family .

  • Eugene says:

    I enjoyed reading Sean tribute, my prayers are with your family

  • Deborah Cox says:

    Dorinda and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
    I am thinking of you and sending love, strength, and healing thoughts your way.

  • George Olenick says:

    Sending you love. Thank you for sharing that tribute. May his spirit soar again.

  • John meagher says:

    Rob,Dorinda and Kaylee, I’m devastated to hear of your loss , may your memories comfort you in the coming months and years. I send my love and prayers. Sincerely ,John meagher

  • Lori and Jeff MacRae says:

    We are so very sorry Dorinda, Rob and Kaylee for your heartbreaking loss! What a thoughtful tribute. We can all learn from Sean’s zest for life and passion. He was certainly extra special! Sending hugs your way!

  • Cass Watson says:

    I am so sorry to hear about this dreadful loss.. What a lovely tribute to an amazing person. My heart aches for all.of you.

  • Deb Brandt says:

    Dorinda, Rob and family,, I am so sorry for your loss. What a heart-felt and beautiful tribute to Sean. 🧡

  • Jackie Napholc says:

    Your in my thoughts and prayers❤️

  • Julia Harris Rosenthal says:

    Dorinda & family, Sending you my deepest condolences. Sean sounds like he was a very special man. As you go through this journey of grief, please feel free to reach out to me at any time. With love, Julia 💛💛💛

  • Suzanne Furst says:

    My heartfelt condolences Dorinda to you and your family on your unimaginable loss.

  • Sandi Mugford says:

    Dorinda and family, Cannot express my utmost condolences and sorrow for the loss of your beloved son Sean. A lovely tribute for a child taken too early in his life. Heartfelt sympathies. Thinking of you in the days ahead.

  • Debbie Lambert says:

    Dorinda, Rob and Kaylee I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son and brother for Kaylee. My thoughts and heart are with you

  • Hannah Wisdom says:

    So very sorry for this tragic loss to your family. Try to find peace in all your amazing memories and love you have for him.

  • Carmen Carmazan says:

    I know there are no words that can ease your pain. May the cherished, good memories bring some comfort and peace. You and your family are in my thoughts. Carmen Carmazan

  • Agnes Chmiel says:

    My sincere condolences to the entire family. My prayers are with you.

  • John & Cathy Wale says:

    Rob, Dorinda and family – Our deepest condolences and sympathies on your great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  • Melissa Sacco says:

    Rob, Dorinda, Kaylee and Family – My deepest condolences to you all for your loss. What a heartfelt tribute to your beautiful child/brother/grandson/friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Sharon Grad says:

    Dorinda, Rob and Kaylee: Such a beautifully written tribute to a remarkable young man. Thank you for sharing his story and for advocating for those affected by addictions and mental health. At these times, words often fail me so I will use those of Henry Ward Beecher, “What the heart once owned and had, it shall never lose”. I will keep you in my prayers.

  • Lee Moseley says:

    You’re in my thoughts. So sorry for your loss Dorinda and family.

  • Baljit Sran says:

    Dorinda, so sorry for your loving son’s loss. You and your family is in my prayers. Bajit

  • George and Karen Kerekes says:

    Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences for the loss of your son, Sean. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

    • Susan Herscovitch says:

      Dear Rob and family, My sincere condolences on the tragic loss of Sean. May your good memories together be a blessing.
      Sincerely, Susan Herscovitch

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