ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, SHANE BRENDON ESCHNER 34 years old , born on December 5, 1973 and passed away on March 29, 2008. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Brendon Eschner on December 8, 2019
Dad, I never got to meet you. Never got to hug you or say I love you. Never got to see you in the morning or say goodnight. For the longest time, I wanted to know you. Ask why you weren't there. Truth is I was upset for a really long time. After a lot of thinking and time though. Now all I want to say is this: You have to be one of the most amazing people in the whole world. The reason, is because even though you were never there, I constantly compared myself to you. I wanted to be the best I could be so the day we finally met, I could tell you just how strong I'd grown. It was kind of funny. Growing up, I hated you weren't there. I seen you as an obstacle I needed to overcome. Each time I felt down I'd tell myself that if I could get past the next test, then it would prove I was better. That I'd be better. But after years of hitting walls and climbing every single one, I came to realize that it wasn't because of anger that I wanted to be better than you. It was because I couldn't think of anyone else better than my own dad who was worth my absolute best. I never knew what to compare or why. I just always imagined you were superior. And each time I went to face a new challenge, I said my dad could do this so, so can I. Admiration, adoration, love, strength, right, wrong, good, and bad. They were all things that you taught me. Without even having said a single word or committing a single action, you pushed me farther than anyone else in the world. When I see you again I've only got one question. What was I to you? Because to me, you are invincible, immortal, and absolutely impossible to overcome. Which means you must have been one of the greatest people in the world. You've given me the greatest gift any parent could give their child. The will to go on. So dad, one last thing I gotta say. Now that you can finally hear me. I love you. Unconditionally and to the end of time. You are my dad and I hope that up until the day you passed, you never forgot it. Because I never forgot you. And I never will.
Posted by Barbara Eschner on December 5, 2019
The void in my life without our son is dark and deep and wide. I miss him every day.i can still hear his laughter and the sillly voices he would make.
Posted by John Sherrah on March 29, 2016
My thoughts are with Roy and Barbara during this time of the year. I know they really miss Shane. Continue to think about the happy memories of your son. I'm here if you need a shoulder. Your friend John
Posted by Denise Dunning(nee Mohan) on March 2, 2016
I knew Shane when we were teens. I was dating Josh who he referred to as his "cousin" for years. We hung out for awhile and he was so sweet, fun, and just a great guy. I remember going on a night boat ride that was so much fun. I discovered the news of his passing surfing facebook and was sad to hear. I smiled to see how many lives he had touched. I will always keep the memories in my heart, and he in my prayers.
Posted by Lindsay MacDonald on December 5, 2015
Happy Birthday Shane!
Posted by Patricia Brockbank on March 30, 2015
you will be sadly missed Shane. you were an amazing kid!
Posted by John Sherrah on March 30, 2015
Barbara and Roy
Very best wishes - may your memories be positive. Losing a loved one is tragic.
Posted by Lindsay MacDonald on March 29, 2015
Left a rose for you on Vye rd today for you.
Posted by Nikky Lampron on September 7, 2012
You touched my life in an amazing way. I will always miss you Shane.  Xoxo......until we meet again.

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Posted by Brendon Eschner on December 8, 2019
Dad, I never got to meet you. Never got to hug you or say I love you. Never got to see you in the morning or say goodnight. For the longest time, I wanted to know you. Ask why you weren't there. Truth is I was upset for a really long time. After a lot of thinking and time though. Now all I want to say is this: You have to be one of the most amazing people in the whole world. The reason, is because even though you were never there, I constantly compared myself to you. I wanted to be the best I could be so the day we finally met, I could tell you just how strong I'd grown. It was kind of funny. Growing up, I hated you weren't there. I seen you as an obstacle I needed to overcome. Each time I felt down I'd tell myself that if I could get past the next test, then it would prove I was better. That I'd be better. But after years of hitting walls and climbing every single one, I came to realize that it wasn't because of anger that I wanted to be better than you. It was because I couldn't think of anyone else better than my own dad who was worth my absolute best. I never knew what to compare or why. I just always imagined you were superior. And each time I went to face a new challenge, I said my dad could do this so, so can I. Admiration, adoration, love, strength, right, wrong, good, and bad. They were all things that you taught me. Without even having said a single word or committing a single action, you pushed me farther than anyone else in the world. When I see you again I've only got one question. What was I to you? Because to me, you are invincible, immortal, and absolutely impossible to overcome. Which means you must have been one of the greatest people in the world. You've given me the greatest gift any parent could give their child. The will to go on. So dad, one last thing I gotta say. Now that you can finally hear me. I love you. Unconditionally and to the end of time. You are my dad and I hope that up until the day you passed, you never forgot it. Because I never forgot you. And I never will.
Posted by Barbara Eschner on December 5, 2019
The void in my life without our son is dark and deep and wide. I miss him every day.i can still hear his laughter and the sillly voices he would make.
Posted by John Sherrah on March 29, 2016
My thoughts are with Roy and Barbara during this time of the year. I know they really miss Shane. Continue to think about the happy memories of your son. I'm here if you need a shoulder. Your friend John
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Shared by BARBARA ESCHNER on August 25, 2010

 

We will forever remember the boy with the twinkle in his eyes and the captivating smile, 
and the charming, handsome man he became. 
He will be forever loved and deeply missed by his parents; Barbara and Roy Eschner, his Uncle Cliff Eschner and his son Brendon Lee Eschner.
 Shane was 34 yrs old. Born December 5th, 1973, in Mission, BC.

He left his earthly bonds to soar with the angels on March 29th, 2008.

There was nothing ordinary or conventional about Shane. He danced to a drummer only he could hear.

As a child he always wore a smile, waking up each and everyday announcing ‘wake-up, it’s a bright sunshiny day’, 
even if it was still dark outside, cloudy or raining.

He loved boats, fast cars, motorcycles, art and all types of music.

By the age of 3 he was under the car with his dad and he could tell you the name of every tool and it’s use.

He continued his love of cars into adulthood. One of his most prized possessions was an older t-bird, he was restoring.

Despite his tough guy exterior he was kind hearted and loved all animals from puppies to lizards.

When we lived on the farm, Shane brought home a baby chick to raise. That chick thought Shane was his mother and followed him everywhere!

His cat ‘Gretsky’ would walk him down to the road to wait for the school bus in the morning, and when he could hear the school bus returning at the end of the day, he would race back down to welcome Shane home. That's love!

Shane would always jump to help anyone, anytime of the day or night.

Shane lived his life exactly as he wanted no matter the consequences. He was true to himself.

He had a wonderful sense of humor and was quick to hand out good-natured teasing to the people he loved.

Shane was affectionately known as “Captain Poopy Pants”  to his closest friends.

Shane loved to work with his hands. He took great pride in being able to fix or repair anything. 
Kristie said he would stand back and look at his work and proudly proclaim “ I do good work, just like my dad!”

Shane was always the first to act silly, in an infectious manner, sweeping up everyone around him.

He had an enormous reparatory of ‘secret code words’ that only the people he held closest in his heart could understand.

Shane lived his life with one foot planted outside the law and the other planted in ‘the Land of the Invincibles’.

All a parent really wants is for their child to grow up and find happiness. Shane seemed to finally have found his in the life he created with his Princess, Kristie Lee, in their concrete castle, at the edge of the forest.

Kristie Lee passed away, in a single vehicle accident, three short months after Shane. May they find joy together in heaven, as they did on earth.