August 6, 1971 –
August 13, 2008
Shayne, a long time resident of Campbell River was taken from us suddenly, Wednesday, August 13, just 7 days after his 37th birthday. Traveling through Asia, he was enroute to visit with his wife and her family prior to returning to work in Africa.
Born in Scarborough Ontario, Shayne was raised in Wawa Ontario. Survived by his loving wife Ella (Simanjuntak), he was the beloved father of son, Christopher, the greatest legacy of his life; beloved son of Michelle, brother of Tiffany whom he loved dearly as his sister and dearest friend; Grandson of Jocelyn. Loved by Uncles Barry (Kimm) and Richard; beloved cousin to Richard and Jesse. Always a special place in his heart for lifelong loves Stefanie, Sabrina, Stacy, Kathi and Chad Lavoie, Colin Robb as well as a multitude of friends around the world.
Known for the passion of his life that was his work where his dedication, skill, and ability were unsurpassed. He was renowned in his field as one of the best in the world who set lofty standards for those who followed in his footsteps. While never performing his job with bravado, he was always willing to accept new challenges; often doing those jobs that others found too difficult.
During his travels around the globe he enthusiastically sampled many different cultures, never hesitating to fit in with the local population and their way of life. His love of travel and adventure and desire to try “something new” always led him off the beaten path. Never a “tourist” his incredible passion for life allowed him to accept himself and others as they were. Shayne never wore rose coloured glasses but still managed to make the best of all situations, and find humour when his world was turned upside down.
All those who truly knew Shayne loved him, as he loved all he met. His family held a special place in his heart and he made sure they were always aware of his latest adventure, sending notes and pictures from around the world to his beloved family. A kind and generous man he always shared what he had with others, no matter if they were family, old friends or brand new friends just met. He always managed to do more, enjoy more and live more!
While Shayne was unable to complete his dream of buying a sailboat and cruising around the world, we know his spirit will continue that epic journey of exploration. He is, and will be missed by family, friends, and all those who had the good fortune to meet him. He left a lasting impression on all who knew him in his short life!!! We love you Shayne, you will never be forgotten.
“We cannot discover new oceans until we have the courage to lose sight of the shore”
A celebratory Mass to remember Shayne Christopher Cappellani will be held Monday September 1, 2008 at Saint Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church; 34 Alder St., BC
Services to commence at 11:00 AM. Reception to follow in the Church Hall downstairs.