Shane Briley
Shane O'neil BRILEY May 9, 1973 ~ July 7, 2007 Shane was the most kind, loving, gentle, creative, talented, brilliant, witty and handsome man, husband, kitty daddy, son and friend. He was taken from us tragically and suddenly but passed peacefully with family and friends holding his hand. We can only imagine that God needed a good artist. He will live on forever in our hearts and through his art ( Shane is survived by his loving and heart-broken wife, Vanessa, their handsome fuzzy son, Acey Kitty, his mother, Gretchen, brother, Chance, Aunt, Lee, devoted in-laws, the Crookshank Ashby clan and more loving family and friends than he ever could have imagined. Oh and his action figures! A private burial will be held on Friday, July 13th at Lake View Cemetery, followed by a public Memorial Service and Celebration of Shane's Life at 1:00 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Capital Hill in Seattle. An Irish Wake will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 16th at The Twilight Exit on Capital Hill. In lieu of flowers, help save some kitties. Please send donations to Animal Talk Rescue, 6514 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115.
Published by The Seattle Times from Jul. 12 to Jul. 13, 2007.
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Shane was brilliant artist and a generous and patient inspiration to his fellow graduates, and the countless students who enjoyed his artwork over the years.

He will be missed.

Mark Livingston
The Art Institute of Seattle
Alumni Association
Mark Livingston
July 25, 2007
Dearest Vanessa and all of my other family:

I miss Shane terribly. We spent fun times together as children and Shane was a shinning star to everyone who knew him and loved him. May the love he brought into our lives be remembered always.

With Love always
Laura Kelly (Mounce)
Shane's Cousin
Laura Mounce
July 16, 2007
Shane ~ thank you for loving my best friend ... for caring for her, for treating her with dignity and respect, for being a true light and source of pure joy for her. I know you will continue to watch over her.
Vanessa ~ my friendship and love is with you always. I am here for you.
Love, Kerry
Kerry Marie Gasson
July 16, 2007
We love you and miss you Uncle Shane. We love you Auntie Vanessa.
Emma, Rachel & Dylan
July 15, 2007
Dearest Vanessa:

Our hearts and prayers go out to you for your loss. While we never knew Shane, he had to have been exceptionally special to have married such a strong an amazing person! Here is a hug from Dave and me! Love to you and your kitty!

The McCallums
Erin McCallum
July 15, 2007
To the family and friends of Shane Briley, I never knew the man you so lovingly memorialized in the paper, but as a fellow Irish (woman) I will be raising a pint (Guinness of course!) in his honor on the 16th, I have also decided to name my newly adopted "homeless" kitten Briley in his memory. May you all draw peace from your memories, and may God bring you all comfort at this time of loss. I can not honestly tell you what motivated me to write you all, but I felt so moved by your words, I just had to say something.
Lisa Brewer
July 13, 2007
Venessa and family, I am very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.
Katie Hirt
July 13, 2007
Vanessa: We are shocked and saddened by the loss of Shane. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers, and that we are here for you and Acey for anything you may need.
The Pembertons
July 12, 2007
Vanessa and Acey and friends,
I'm so sorry about your great loss, but know that Shane is ok now. You are loved by many, and so many people have you in their thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself as you go through this very difficult experience. Shane would want you to! Love, Tori
Tori Darnell
July 12, 2007

All our hearts go out to you and our deepest sympathy. Please let us know if you need anything.
Nichelle Hilton
July 12, 2007
Sweet Vanessa,
There are no words to help ease the pain you and all of Shane's family and friends are going through right now, it's just so tragic, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Shane's love and spirit will always be a part of who you are and will always be with you. I hope as time passes you can take comfort in all the gifts you shared together and draw strength from all of us who love you so. xo.
Andy Burgess
July 12, 2007
Dear Vanessa, out hearts are breaking for you. We're sending much love, hugs and prayers to you and the kitties! Dixie, James, Danielle, Austin & McKenna Grace
The Duncans
July 12, 2007

We are thinking of you and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, and with Shane's family, at this time. Words cannot fully express our deepest sympathy for such a tragic loss. Please know you are in our prayers.

The RMH Cooking Team from Cell Therapeutics, Inc.
Katie McCoy
July 12, 2007
Dear Vanessa,
You are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. I share the pain you, and Shane's and your families, are experiencing at your very great loss. When you go through this terribly difficult but healing time of grieving, please take comfort in the love of your good friends, and know that I am keeping you in my prayers.
Love, Karen M.
Karen Morisset
July 12, 2007
Our deepest sympathy to Vanessa and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Zita & Dick Sandmeyer
July 12, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you, Vanessa, and all of Shane's family and friends. My heart hurts for you all. I am so very, very sorry.

"Each life is a miracle that changes the world... and leaves it a better place than it was before." --unknown
Karen McKay
July 11, 2007
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