Tragically on September 24th 2018, Cody and Masen were taken from us and WALKED hand-in-hand into the kingdom of Heaven together after a devastating vehicle accident. Forever in our hearts and minds, they will be greatly missed by wife/mother Leanna, sons/brothers Dayln (13) and Aaron (11) as well as Cody’s father Paul Shreve (Jane), mother Lorraine Latham (Dean), sister Fawn Gibson (Jason), Leanna’s grandpa Ralph Kinross, parents Doug and Tracey Hein, sisters Caralee Bergeron (Jason), Taryn Krause (Bill) and extended family including many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Cody was born in Vancouver, BC on May 16th, 1978. He moved to the Cariboo as a young child with his family. After meeting Leanna in high school, they built their life together including a love of the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. After finishing high school, he worked as a millworker, log home builder and for the last 13 years, as a vibration technician with BTA Reliability Centered Maintenance, which relocated the family to Prince George, BC in 2006. He was artistically creative with metal and leather, evident through his many works of art and used his mechanical ingenuity to modify everyday objects and items for Masen, such as his hand-cycle, quads and a carrying backpack for him.
Masen was born at BC Children’s Hospital on July 15th, 2009. He was born with Spina Bifida, and used a wheelchair for most of his mobility, but was definitely not confined to his chair. In his short life, no obstacle was too big to take on for Masen. He participated in wrestling, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, Spartan and Foam obstacle races, swimming and all things outdoors, especially fishing. He was an inspiration to everyone that met him and his gigantic smile. Masen’s motto was “Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.”
Another love of their lives was their church, the Evangelical Free Church of Prince George. Cody and Masen were an integral part of the church by providing audio sound support, being a youth group leader, participating in bible studies, a mission trip to Mexico with Dayln and many other church activities.
The celebration of their lives will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday October 13th, 2018 at the Evangelical Free Church of Prince George (4590 Fifth Avenue, Prince George).
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the GoFundMe.com account (Shreve-Hein Family Loss) that has been set up to support Leanna, Dayln and Aaron throughout this difficult time and/or to the Spina Bifida Association in honour of Masen.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15
Cariboo Chilcotin Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements.
Condolences can be sent to the family care of firstname.lastname@example.org.