Marjorie Edith Shepell (Truthwaite)
Passed on November 12, 2020
August 2, 1937 – November 12, 2020 It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beautiful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother after a brief battle with cancer. She passed peacefully in her home with her family by her side amongst her familiar surroundings.
Marjorie is survived by her husband of 62 years David and her two daughters Brenda (Norman) and Charlene (Joey). She also leaves behind her grandchildren Jordan (Sarah), Anders (Melissa), Geri-Lynn (Trevor) and Jasmine. Step grandchildren Derrek (Laura), Kaitlyn (Ryan) and Keith. Her great grandchildren Abby (Cayden), Emma, Madison, and Kenzie and her step great grandchildren Lucas, Colby, Carson and Zayden. She is also survived by her best friend and only sister Patricia, sister-in-law Betty and brother-in-law Warren. She will also be missed by her special niece Susie, special nephew Brian and Vanessa, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was predeceased by her one and only son Gerald in 2016 as well as her parents Duncan and Edith and all four brothers William, Donald, Leslie and Lionel.
Marjorie was the youngest of 6 children and grew up on the family farm in Hodgson, Manitoba. She remained there until she met and married David in 1958. They moved to Stony Mountain in 1967 where they raised their family. They moved to Stonewall in October of 2000. Mom was a true homemaker. She lived ever day for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and all the friends that came along with them. She was the heart and soul of our home and always made time for everyone. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for family and friends. No holiday or birthday was ever forgotten. She was quiet and kind – the backbone of our family.
We wish to thank the following individuals: Christine and Dr. Graham with Palliative Care for their compassion and guidance in helping us to care for Mom in her home until the end. Michelle Loehmer for unending assistance in whatever we needed. Nurses Megan, Eleanor, Kim and Tanya. A special mention to Dr. Hicks and Patrice Lee who helped make it possible for our Dad to be home with Mom at the end as he struggled with his own health issue. Thanks to Ken Loehmer for his assistance during the worst time of our lives.
A private family service and interment was held at Rockwood Cemetery.
“We hope you’re dancing in the sky and we hope you’re singing in the angels’ choir, and we hope the angels know what they have. We bet it’s so nice up in heaven since you arrived.”
So sorry to hear of the passing of Marj Shepell. I have fond memories of the kindness and generosity of the Shepell family towards the Henry family. May she Rest In Peace. Darren
I would like to express my deepest sympathy and condences to Dave, Brenda and Charlene. Dave and Bernice Henry
Dave & Bernice Henry
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