It is with heartfelt regret that we announce the passing of Shawn Foster on September 25, 2012 at the age of thirty-eight. He was loved by many and touched many lives.
With love, he will be remembered by his wife – his best friend and his soul mate – Krista, and their daughters Jordan and Jade. He is also survived by his devoted parents Judy and Kerry Foster, his brother Kris, sister-in-law Alexandra and their son Max. Shawn will be dearly missed by his extended family, friends, patients and colleagues.
Shawn was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan on June 6, 1974. He enjoyed a happy and loving upbringing, and aspired to become a dentist at a very early age. He graduated with his DMD from the University of Saskatchewan in 2000 and moved on to begin his career in the Okanagan Valley. Settling in Vernon, Shawn built his career with several associateships prior to starting his own successful practice.
Shawn loved music, photography, travel, scuba diving and his two dogs Yogi and Tucker. His passion was to travel the world with his camera in hand. He will be remembered for his caring, compassion and unconditional love. He has taught so many of us countless lessons that we will forever be grateful for. Shawn, you were a wonderful husband, father, son, brother and friend. You will be missed.
A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, October 3 at Ex Nihilo Winery from 4 – 8 pm. Located at 1525 Camp Road Lake Country, BC.
His family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Canadian Mental Health Association in Shawn’s memory.