The Chronicle

Seizure kills 20yo all around good guy


THE southern Darling Downs town of Warwick has been left shocked and heartbroke­n by the sudden death of Seamus Ryan, a young man being remembered for his kindness, talent and impact on the wider community.

The 20-year-old (pictured) tragically died after suffering a seizure in his sleep on Tuesday.

Grappling with the shock and devastatio­n of losing their beloved son so young, parents Brendan and Sharon Ryan told the Daily News their family wanted to remember Seamus as an accomplish­ed and talented young man.

“We’re forever proud of the son we had. He lived a life by his conviction­s, he lived a life that was rich in faith and full of learning,” Mr and Mrs Ryan said.

“He knew that he had come into this world with nothing and would leave with nothing except for the love he left behind.”

One of Seamus’s keenest pursuits was breeding native Australian birds, with his 100strong collection now including at least one pair of birds from each state.

He attended Warwick Christian College until year 9 before moving to Assumption College, where he met his high school sweetheart and partner of five years Steph Lockhart.

Renowned for his success as an athlete, Seamus proudly represente­d the Warwick and Allora Swimming Clubs, Warwick Wolves, and Collegians Junior Rugby League Club throughout his sporting career.

The young Warwick man was part of the team at W Carey & Sons Quality Meats since he was 13, becoming a fully qualified tradesman last year. Seamus’s family is yet to finalise funeral arrangemen­ts.

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