Kean Azarshahi, the son of Ata and Holly Azarshahi, was born in Newport Beach, California on August 12, 1995. He passed away on August 7th, 2019, just days short of his 24th birthday, after struggling with mental health for the last 5 years. Kean was a kind hearted individual with an infectious laugh. He brightened every room that he entered.
He attended the American School of the Hague in the Netherlands from grades 7 to 12. During this time, he was an active member of the school community. He was point guard for the basketball team, MVP of the European International league, and made many lasting friendships during this period. His journey then took him to Vancouver where he studied business at the University of British Columbia. He moved to Vaughan, Ontario in 2016 to be closer to family in hopes of a fresh start.
Kean is survived by his parents, Ata and Holly, and his sister Sara. He also leaves his maternal grandparents, Hooshang and Massi Khakshoorian, and his paternal grandmother Pooran Azarshahi. He is also survived by his uncle Tony Khakshoorian, his uncle Afshar Azarshahi, his aunt Gita Mclean, and cousins Sean, Tessa, Elyka, and Nima, who will all miss him greatly. His friends and family will forever cherish his memory.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by York Cemetery & Funeral Centre, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that you consider donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association, York Region Branch, in honour of Kean.