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Shawn Thomas McNeil

Shawn Thomas McNeil

Home city: Geogetown, Ontario
Date of crash: October 30, 1988

While riding home on his motorcycle from his part-time job at the local bowling alley at approximately 12:30 a.m. on October 30, 1988, Shawn was killed by a hit and run impaired driver who ran the red light in his half ton truck. The driver was over the legal limit of alcohol and killed Shawn instantly. After 2 years before it came to court, the driver was sentenced to 3 years.

Memorial Message

This poem is dedicated to the memory of Shawn whom we love and miss very much. We still have our 17 years of memories, all of which are loving and good and put a smile on our faces, as we reflect every now and again either in our thoughts or photographs or talking to others.

The memory of you Shawn our son,
Remains but ever dear,
And even though God called you home,
You always seem so near.
Your smile, your charm, your laughter,
Has touched us everyone
No one can ever change that
Even though you’re gone.
Our memories of you will never die,
As long as you remain,
In spirit here with all of us,
Till WE are called home again.

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Shawn Thomas McNeil
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