Shawn Mezei Obituary, Death : Mr. Shawn Mezei passed away peacefully in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, surrounded by family on Wednesday, March 9th, 2022 at the age of 36 years. Shawn was born in Lethbridge on April 22, 1985 to Dennis and Debbie Mezei.
Besides Shawn’s loving parents, he leaves behind his brother Chris (Tamara Hayden), who he adored and looked up to, his Grandma Mary Mezei; Uncle Jeff Mezei, Aunt Denise Barnes, Uncle Leonard “Jr” (Diane) Houghton, Aunt Patty (Allan) Skretting, Aunt Helen (Al) Szoke; Cousins Kristin, Kelsi, Dillon, Dalton, Dustin, Mark, Adam, Raelene and Chad. Shawn was predeceased by his Grandparents Cookie and Leonard Houghton; Grandpa Steve Mezei; and Uncle Rowdy Houghton.
Shawn loved his family and his dog, Dolly. His passions were Hockey, Mixed Martial Arts Fighting, Music, Firefighting, Fitness and his 69 Chevy Nova which he was proud to have restored himself. Family and his long-standing Friendships were most important to him, he loved people and loved to help out where he could.
Shawn was fun-loving, laid back and lived his life to the fullest. He was very determined and succeeded at everything he did. He had many life stories and experiences, he cherished his childhood and talked about the good times often.
Shawn started his minor hockey career at 5 years old, where he consistently excelled at the sport all the way to Val Matteotti’s Golden Hawks AAA Bantam where he was team Captain. While playing for the Golden Hawks, Shawn was drafted by the Lethbridge Hurricanes at 14 years old.
When Shawn was 15-year-old he moved onto play for the Crowsnest Timberwolves before starting his career with the Lethbridge Hurricanes as a 16-year-old from 2000-2005. After that he continued with the U of L Pronghorns, followed by the Okotoks Oilers. While playing for the Okotoks Oilers, Shawn was selected to play for Team South in the AJHL All-Star Game in 2006 where he received player of the game for Team South.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CFHAPEL, 610 – 4th St South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
The Celebration of Life for Shawn Mezei will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL at 610 – 4 Street, Lethbridge, with Reverend Steve Bateman, officiating. The family invites those who wish to watch the service via livestream by going to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Shawn-Mezei and scrolling to the bottom of the page.