In Memory

Dana Seguin Photo

Heartfelt Words for a Great Surveyor

I just wanted to say a few words about Dana Seguin, a man who was greatly admired by all that knew him.

I met Dana about 10 years ago at a San Diego Chapter CLSA meeting. He was the vice president and was busy checking in attendees. This was one of my first Chapter meetings. I was uncomfortable because I didn't recognize anyone there. As I checked in Dana smiled, like only he could, introduced himself while enthusiastically shaking my hand, and immediately made me feel welcome by being, well, "Dana". I couldn't help but notice that Dana was just as friendly and respectful to everyone else there, be it well-known and respected members, or little known "wanabe" surveyors like myself. It was obvious that Dana genuinely cared about all people. Dana never changed, even while courageously battling a serious illness during the past 15 months.

Dana had the rare ability to make the worlds of those around him better places. His wit, sense of humor, and enthusiasm for life had a positive affect on those that had the pleasure of knowing him. Dana went out of his way to offer his friendship to others. He routinely took the time to make new employees at Hunsaker feel at home by inviting them to join him in one of the many things that he enjoyed doing which included surfing, mountain biking, playing basketball, jamming with his band, or simply hanging around having a few "cold ones" after work. The gregarious Dana loved parties and donated countless hours of his time helping with both CLSA and "Hunsaker" sponsored events.

Dana was a great Surveyor. He was also a tremendous mentor, generous with his time to anyone seeking his advise. He was a true professional and a fine diplomat with a gift for getting his point across without ever making enemies. Even if you disagreed with him, you couldn't help but like him. Although Dana was serious about his job, career, and profession, he never lost sight of the lighter side of life. He always made sure to remind you of that in his own unique way. Sometimes it was with a joke or funny story, or in my case it was sometimes with a "friendly" forearm check against a hallway wall just to remind me that "basketball Wednesday" was coming up and that I'd better be ready for him.

Although saddened by his passing, we should be grateful and happy to have been associated with such a quality person as Dana. It was always a good time with him around. We are all better people from the experience.

So long Big Guy.


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