Seth David Mandryk
Passed on March 20, 2023
November 22, 2000 – March 20, 2023 The family of Seth Mandryk is devastated and heartbroken at the loss of our son and brother at the age of 22.
Seth will be forever remembered by his proud and loving parents Peter and Paula, brother Sam (Symantha), sister Dana (Jason), Baba Lena, Auntie Brenda, Uncle Gino, Auntie Donna, Uncle John and numerous cousins and friends. Seth was predeceased by his Gigi, Nonnie and Grampa.
Seth will be remembered for his big heart, social spirit, love for sports and his will to never give up.
Seth has been characterized by those who know him best as kind; polite; respectful; helpful; caring; funny; friendly; thoughtful and always smiling and willing to help out. Seth was hard working, a good teammate and always fit in well with a positive attitude. He was always punctual and never liked to be the last guy to class or practice and was always very appreciative of his opportunities. Seth was an overall awesome guy and leaves a lasting impact on anyone he crossed paths with. He was easy going but also had no problem speaking his mind. Seth was an absolute “beaut” and the best little bro.
Seth always had something funny to say and was especially quick at one liners. He had a sarcastic side as well which was just as comical. Seth would entertain us with his talent for remembering and reciting lines from movies or singing songs or jingles without hearing the music.
Seth was always so friendly and whenever he saw anyone, he would do his half wave with his elbow tucked into his side and flash his big smile.
When Seth had down time he enjoyed hanging at home, playing Xbox online against Sam or his friends or just hanging out with his friends or family. When he was home in the summers, he could be seen rollerblading all around town. Seth enjoyed fishing with the boys even though he was usually the only one to never catch. People would gravitate towards Seth as he was entertaining and fun to be around. It was fun to watch hockey with Seth as he always had many humorous comments. Seth became a self-taught cook and liked to try different recipes. He was very proud of perfecting the spices in barilla tacos or making a delicious burger which would include an egg, fried onions, and avocado.
Seth grew up in Stonewall, MB where he attended school from K-12. Seth graduated with honours from SCI in 2018.
Seth was preparing to graduate this past May with a master’s degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). He joined Greensboro College in North Carolina in 2022 as a graduate of Barton College also in North Carolina where he earned a bachelor’s degree with magna cum laude distinction in English.
Proudly, from 2018-2022 Seth played lacrosse for four seasons at NCAA Division II Barton College. Each year Seth earned academic recognition by being on the Barton College Dean’s Honours List, the Conference Carolinas Presidential Honour Roll, and the Conference Carolinas Academic All-Conference team. In 2021 Seth was selected to the Conference Carolinas Championship Lacrosse All-Tournament Team.
Seth loved college life, playing lacrosse and his teammates, friends, coaches, trainers, profs and advisers. We are so grateful Seth had these friendships.
Growing up, Seth played field lacrosse for True Manitoba travelling to many USA showcases and tournaments. Seth was proud to represent Team Manitoba as an All-Canadian in the U18 all-star game. Seth loved playing box lacrosse and being a part of the Manitoba Blizzard Junior team. Winning the league in 2017 was one of Seth’s proudest sports memories.
Hockey was Seth’s other favourite sport. If Seth wasn’t playing hockey, he was watching hockey. When he was younger, he would spend many hours with friends on the outdoor rink. Seth loved playing High School hockey.
Seth’s passing has left a huge hole in all our hearts. We are forever grateful that Seth will always be a part of our family and we will miss and think of him every day.
Our family would like to thank the enormous amount of support we have received from our Family, Friends, Barton College and Greensboro College Coaches and Seth’s Teammates, College Friends, and College Admin, as well as the Stonewall community. Thank you for all the food, gift cards, flowers, support, and kind words about Seth. We are grateful and will cherish the memories that have been shared with us.
A celebration of Seth’s life will be held at 2:00 pm on July 6, 2023, at the Stonewall Heritage & Arts Centre, 166 Main St. As there is limited seating, Seth’s celebration will be live-streamed,
Seth, you will forever be in our hearts – loved and missed but never forgotten
Paula, Peter, Sam and Dana, I was so very sorry to hear of Seth’s passing and want you to know that you are in my thoughts at this sad and difficult time. My deepest sympathy to you all. Val McHale
Paula, Pete and Sam We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you and I cannot imagine what you are going through. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Barry, Connor, and Quinn Hedgecock
George B Hedgecock
Seth, I could write on this comment section for days about how amazing and just kind you always were to me and all the boys. It was truly a blessing to get to know you, share the field with you, and just be able to laugh with you. I’ll never forget one of the first times meeting you, you told me “you prefer the CFL over the NFL”. Which to me was so funny at the time, but since you have been gone I have been keeping up with the Winnipeg Jets for you, and every headline or game I see, it brings a smile to my face thinking of you. Nothing I loved more this past year than having you on the same attack line as me. I like to tell myself, that You, Will, and I were the best attack line in all of D3. Thank you baud for everything. Please watch over your beautiful family for me, not a day goes by that I don’t pray for everybody in your sweet, loving family.
Living with Seth was peaceful and unproblematic. He never once treated me or our other roommates with disrespect. I saw him as more of a big brother. His presence was one that pushed others to strive to be better. Often times I wake up in the night to check his room, hoping it was all a terrible dream. Seth was someone who I wanted to impress, someone who I wanted to be proud of me and proud to be my friend. Somedays I shed tears and other days, a smile occupies my face thinking of all the moments we spent together. To the Mandryk family, I keep you in my mind and heart always, I sincerely thank you for raising such a great man. I live to be a better man in hopes Seth will be proud of me.
Seth was a longtime teammate of our son Jackson Klewchuk. We enjoyed many years watching our boys play lacrosse together and later against each other in college. We are so devastated for the unimaginable loss you have endured. Our deepest condolences to your family. Greg, Joanne& Jackson
My deepest sympathies to Paula, Peter, Sam and Dana, family and friends. My heart is breaking for your loss.
Seth had such a beautiful soul. I worked with him for a few years at the kiln, and even years later he would go out of his way to say hello and ask how I was if he saw me around stonewall. The essence he carried radiated through everyone and you could tell the size of his heart within five minutes of conversation with him. There aren’t enough words to express my condolences. I am sending all of my love to Seth’s family and friends during this unimaginable time ❤️
Meeting you at Barton during Covid was a hoot! You always made me feel welcomed.. even though I wasn’t supposed to be there. I just felt so bad for you guys having to be sequestered and getting food in Styrofoam containers that I had to come up and bring you some homemade comfort food. Your friendship was like sunshine to my son, he loves you and misses you terribly!
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