NCSA is grieving at the loss of a family member

David Loyola
Hello Swimming Community,
 
It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce that Sean de Carle has lost his battle with cancer.
 
Sean passed away last Thursday morning at home with his family around him.  Sean beat cancer (Non-Hodkin's Lymphoma) when he was 22.  Last year, esophageal cancer came back aggressively.  He underwent various treatments and surgeries over this last year. In February when we last saw him on deck at the Timmermans Meet he was well on his way with this new battle and recovery.  In late March, he took a turn for the worst.  He has been in and out of the hospital over these last few months.  With the COVID restrictions, Sean wasn't able to have his family with him at the hospital.  He made the decision to come home last Monday for his daughter's 17th birthday and to be with his family.  Claudia (wife) said it was a long battle and that Sean fought so bravely and hard.  He will be truly missed but she is relieved that his pain and suffering have come to an end.
 
Sean was an exemplary NCSA parent.  He was so giving of his time.  Over the years, he has been an NCSA Meet Manager, Bottle Drive Coordinator, and has volunteered to chaperone many NCSA trips.  He was truly one of the people that makes NCSA a family.
 
Our hearts are breaking!  Sean is survived by his wife Claudia, son Mathias (NCSA Alumnus), and daughter Emma (Performance Squad swimmer). 
 
The NCSA family is grieving at this great loss. 
 
The family is requesting no flowers, but if you'd like to make a donation in Sean's name there are two charities that were close to his heart.    Canadian Cancer Society or Scout Canada.
 
You can also contact Robin Loyola or David Loyola to provide a donation towards the family.

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