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Sean Bliss Martin Purnell O'Connell

Sean Bliss Martin Purnell O'Connell

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our sweet boy, Sean Bliss Martin Purnell O’Connell, in the early morning of July 7th, 2019 at the age of only 4 and a half. He left us unexpectedly but peacefully during his sleep and has gained his angel wings. We find comfort in knowing he is running around and dancing in Heaven and free of all his pain. 

During his short life, Sean proved to everyone that he was a fighter. His beautiful smile was contagious and could light up any room. He brought joy to many and warmed many hearts. 

Sean will always be remembered by his parents, Tiffany Purnell and Dylan O’Connell, his little sister, Alice, grand-parents, Rachelle Couture (Robert) , Scott Purnell (Theresa) and Tammy O'Connell & Bliss Urquart, great grand-parents, Caroline & Martin Couture, and Elita Lavigne, his godparents Austin Couture and April LeBlanc, many aunts and uncles, several cousins and many family friends.

Sean was predeceased by his great grandfather, Grampa Edmond Bernard, who the family consider to be his guardian Angel with whom he is now united.  

The family wishes to thank Dr. Blaney who believed Sean was a fighter and never gave up on him the day he was born. Many thanks go out to the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation’s Paediatric Team, led by his physiatrist Dr. Leckey and his Occupational Therapist, Krista Fraser, for the excellent care, support and guidance they provided. Special thanks also go out to Stephanie Babin, his respite worker, who spent quality time with Sean every week and lent Tiffany a helping hand. The family is grateful for all who were involved in Sean's care and who supported them throughout his journey. 

There will be no visitation, however a private service will be held between family and close friends. 

Arrangements under the professional guidance of Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995). 

For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family would be appreciative of a donation to the Stan Cassidy Foundation’s Bikes and Trikes program in Sean’s memory. Online condolences for the family may be shared on Fergusons Funeral Home Facebook page or at




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Service Location
Private Family Service to be held.

No Visitation Hours

Requested Charity
Stan Cassidy Foundation - Bikes and Trikes