MEGGESON, Landan William Gerald

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January 10, 1990 – April 14, 2015

Landan was born in Calgary, Alberta to Sheryl Anne Meggeson and is the greatest gift God could have ever given to her. He is survived by his Mom, his Grandfather, William Gerald (Gerry) Meggeson, his aunt and uncle Debbie and Alan Fenton, his cousins Karla, and Michael Fenton and many relatives both near and far. Landan is also survived by his BFF Sophia Scondrianis. They shared an extraordinary bond that began at age 5. Because of this undaunting friendship the Scondrianis family became a second family to Landan. He had second families in the Loftus’s and the Cowell’s as well. He loved them all and had a comfortable place in each of their lives. Landan also leaves his fur buddies: Samba, Murdoc and Halo who will miss his wrestling and utter love. Landan was predeceased by his loving Grandma, Janet Meggeson, one year ago. His Grandma would have been right there to grasp his hand and receive his huge hug as he arrived in Heaven.
Landan’s greatest gift from birth was his ability to love and be loved. He had an infectious and mischievous personality. He easily became the center of attention and liked to entertain and make people laugh and feel loved. Landan’s family and friends were most important to him and he was well known for giving the greatest hugs. He would drop everything to help someone out and he offered his thoughts and emotions true and pure.
Landan had a magical childhood filled with love, adventure and travelling to the lake every summer with his Grandma and cousins. It was here that his passion for water and sports began. As he grew up he played many sports. His Grandpa was his biggest fan and was always there to cheer him on. His Grandad was his mentor and he learned from him in so many ways. There were very few days in his life that Landan did not go to visit his Grandparents: a tribute to the closeness he had to them and the comfort he felt in being around them. After his Grandma passed away, he never failed to see his Grandpa every single day.
Landan and his Mom had a very special bond. Even when apart, they were together. They were able to travel and his favorite trip was to Disneyland in Florida. The carefree child in him always remained. They spent countless hours discussing and debating the trials and tribulations of life. Their love for each other and their conversations were both intense and honest.
Landan completed his schooling in Cochrane, graduating in 2008 with most of the same friends he had entered kindergarten with. These kids remain a close bunch even today. This is a testament to a select and very special group of young people! Landan loved high school and especially his French class.
After graduating, Landan held a few jobs before entering the construction industry and achieving his 2nd year apprenticeship in carpentry. He was currently working as a cook at Ducks on the Roof – a second home for him – while contemplating what to do next in life. He was in the midst of positive decisions when the Lord had other plans.

Heaven has received an angel and he is one-of-a-kind. “Carry On” Landan and share your love and humor while you watch over all of us. You will be missed on earth Love… every single day!
A Private Celebration of Landan’s Life will be held for family and close friends.
Memorial Tributes in Landan’s memory may be made to Cochrane Minor Hockey, please contact Brian Kaine at 403-680-3656.

  1. On 21/04/2015 at 1:28 pm Rick, Stacy, Chris & Kelly Connon Said:

    We are so sad to hear of Landan’s passing please accept our heartfelt condolenses and remember that we are always there for you.

  2. On 21/04/2015 at 5:44 pm Heather Hill Said:

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful Landan. Our hearts goes out to you
    and you are in our thoughts and prayers. We have many wonderful memories of Landan!

  3. On 22/04/2015 at 9:02 am June Siak Said:

    So sorry to hear about Landon, my heart goes out to you.

  4. On 22/04/2015 at 10:42 am robert & holly Said:

    Dear Sheryl,
    it is always with a heavy heart when we hear of somone losing a child, it is even more difficult when it is someone we have known and appreciated even from afar. I remember meeting Landan at Krista and Jaymes’ wedding, where I truly enjoyed conversing with him, you might remember. We know he had some trials and challenges in his short life, not uncommon among sensitive souls yet it has never prevented him from seeing the best in people. Your eulogy tells much about who he was, of his love for people, which is more remarkable of someone who was never shortened of a mother’s great love but whom unfortunately was deprived of a father’s love, like so many has, including me. The joy of knowing how much love he was shown by his grandfather is awesome. He left a lasting impression with me, I know because when I found out of his passing, the first thing that came to my mind was that encounter at the wedding. I do not say these things about Landan just to make you feel good; what I am saying about Landan, is heartfelt and genuine, just like he was.Sheryl, God willing we will see you and when we do, there will be a big hug for an awesome mom. There are a couple verses in Psalms 121 that I would encourage you to read, verse 1and 2. You are in our prayers
    Robert and Holly

  5. On 23/04/2015 at 11:13 am Lucy Mills Said:

    This young man came into my studio and I liked him straight away – a polite young gentleman. I enjoyed talking to him whenever I saw him and when he smiled his adorable cheeky face lit up. When I went to Ducks I always asked if Landan was in the kitchen and he would come out and talk to me and give me a hug. I cannot explain how I felt when I saw his handsome face in the paper this morning. Everything the piece said was what I had experienced in the short time that I had got to know this obviously very emotional, caring and lovely young gentleman. I was honoured to know him and will miss him and his hugs. From being one of Earths angels Landan is now one of heavens and as a Mum who lost a child, I can only say that the love lives on forever and you must be so proud of Landan. You are in my prayers – Lucy

  6. On 23/04/2015 at 1:13 pm Debbie (Dallison) Moore Said:

    Sheryl,

    I cannot imagine the sense of loss you are feeling at this time. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. What a handsome young man you raised.

    Debbie

  7. On 23/04/2015 at 3:44 pm Anita Said:

    Thank you Sheryl for sharing Landan’s wonderful life story with us – a beautiful Son! There are so may at Home Depot Tuscany sending thoughts ,prayers and comfort to you at this sad time

  8. On 24/04/2015 at 8:24 am Lindy, Brenda Langner and Family Said:

    Dear Uncle Gerry, Sheryl, Al, Deb, Karla and Michael: It is with heavy hearts that we send our deepest condolences to you all. We will always remember Landan as a very caring, loving and family oriented young man. Our love to you all.

  9. On 24/04/2015 at 10:44 am Patti (Simpson) Lott Said:

    Sheryl, it is with real sadness that I read about Landan’s death. He sounds like he was a fine young man and it’s clear that he loved others and was himself well loved. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve.
    – Patti

  10. On 24/04/2015 at 12:58 pm Jason Deib,Gail Smith Said:

    Landon was a awesome young man .Through an external relationship he became part of our extended family for a few years and worked for me as a labourer and eventually a apprentice carpenter.He was always the hardest worker onsite just needed a little help getting up in the morning as most young people do.He was very polite and well mannered and always welcomed in our home .He was there to help if needed and loved to impress us with his strength . Through our many conversations on and off the job it was very apparent that the most important person in his life was his mom Sheryl and of coarse his grand parents .

    We are truly sorry to hear of his passing and he will be missed by all that new him.
    His spirit lives on in all of us.
    Sincerely Jason and Gail .

  11. On 25/04/2015 at 10:36 am Melanie Boothby Said:

    Dear Sheryl and Family,
    So very very sorry to hear of your loss. I know that words will not make this tragedy less difficult for you, but please know that we are sending heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you at this most difficult time.

  12. On 25/04/2015 at 10:45 am Melanie Boothby Said:

    Dear Sheryl, Gerry and Family,
    We are so very, very sorry to here of your loss. I know there are no words that will make it any easier for you during this most difficult time but please know that we are sending heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you. Always remember Landon with that incredible smile and the special time he had with so many that loved him.

    Sincerely,
    Mel and Dana Boothby

  13. On 25/04/2015 at 6:12 pm Gloria Johnson Said:

    Sheryl,Gerry,Deb,Al,Karla&,Michael. I was so.so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that Jan and Landan are together. Grandma has him wrapped in her arms.My most sincere condolences. Gloria

  14. On 26/04/2015 at 9:12 am Nelda Sharp Said:

    Dear Sheryl,

    I am so sorry for your loss of your son.
    My sympathy to you and your family.

    Nelda Sharp

  15. On 28/04/2015 at 9:34 am Julie (Helmig) Hofer Said:

    Dear Sheryl, it is with great sadness that we heard of Landan passing away. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve. He sounds like he was a kind and loving young man and we thank you for sharing his life story with us. Our deepest sympathies also go out to your Dad and family.
    Sincerely, Julie and Joe Hofer

  16. On 30/04/2015 at 12:05 pm Judi MacDonald Said:

    Dear Sheryl,
    We just heard about the passing of your dear son, Landan. What unbearable sadness. I remember when we would chat over the years, how your voice would take on a different tone when talking about your dear son. We are indeed sorry for your loss. Our sympathy to you and your family. Judi and Grafton

  17. On 05/05/2015 at 10:01 am Henry Lyatsky Said:

    Sheryl, I am so very sorry. Just heard. No words. Hope you find a way to move forward, someday, somehow. So very sorry…
    Henry

  18. On 28/05/2015 at 9:27 pm Cindy Said:

    Sheryl

    What a wonderful obituary you have written of your son and friend Landan, that will all know and love. I will always remember Landan with that wonderful smile, Your son’s love will be with you forever! xoxoxo Landan you maybe gone in this world as we know, but you will never be forgotten!!!!!!!!!! We will always know, that you will always be looking down on us, and looking after us all! xoxoxo LOVE YOU BOTH Sheryl & LANDAN XOXOOX

  19. On 25/08/2016 at 12:05 pm Nancy Mayberry (Paulson) Said:

    Six degrees of separation and we never crossed paths, a regret I will alway have Landan. God bless, your cousin Nancy.

  20. On 25/08/2016 at 12:10 pm Nancy Mayberry (Paulson) Said:

    Six degrees of separation and we never crossed paths, a regret I will always have Landan. God bless. Your cousin Nancy.

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