Sean lived on the streets of Victoria. Now he's gone. Here's his story

Twenty years ago, Jes Sugrue made her dying mother a promise to look after her younger brother Sean.

Sugrue kept that promise, helping Sean through his challenges with mental illness, addiction and homelessness until his death in hospital this April, a few months shy of his 58th birthday. 

An official cause has not been determined, but Sean struggled with many physical and mental health problems. His death has Sugrue worrying for all the other people living on city streets or in and out of shelters who don’t have someone like her to look out for them.

“So many are in the same situation as Sean,” she said. “Now that I know what my brother was dealing with, I see them all

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