We are devastated to announce the passing of SHANNON MAUREEN BOYD, on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at the age of 65 years. Shannon passed peacefully in bed at home in Lethbridge.
She leaves to mourn her grandchildren, Natasha and Rylee Clark; loving nephew, Matthew Patterson; and sister and best friend, Kate Heptonstall, as well as cousins and a host of friends.
Shannon was born to Robert and Winnie Boyd in Stettler, Alberta on August 9, 1953. She attended Elementary School in Stettler, then transferring to high school in Calgary. Following high school, Shannon attended Cosmetology/Hairdressing school in Calgary, where she excelled. Over several years she successfully opened her own salons in Kelowna, Claresholm and Drumheller.
Shannon was respected and admired by all who came in contact with her. She was always there to lend a helping hand to the "underdog", no matter when or where. She was a very unselfish, caring woman. Out of love and concern, she postponed her dreams and goals and relocated to Granum to help care for her aging mother and stepfather. She provided a sense of strength and care and remained so until their death, many years later. Shannon always had the ability to find something positive in life, no matter the situation. She was blessed with a great sense of humour. She had a great love for all animals. Many a person knowing this, would come to her with an injured animal or a starving kitten to nurse and care for - or for just a cup of tea and a sympathetic ear to listen to them in their time of need or pain. No matter the troubles that faced her, she always bounced back with a positive and grateful-for-life attitude.
Shannon had a spiritual nature and was a Reiki Master, teaching many classes throughout the years. She had a voracious love for reading and of music. Her singing voice was beautiful and she was approached many times with the invitation or request to "sing in the band". She was a wonderful aunt and a confidante to her nephew, Matt. Anyone who was lucky enough to come into contact with Shannon for any length of time would quickly realize what a genuine, loving person she was. She was a loving Grandma and permanent caregiver to her grandchildren, Natasha and Rylee Clark. And of course, the best sister in the world that a person could ever ask for and caring "pet mom".
"In our hearts forever. Look over us and shine on us from Heaven."
At Shannon's request, no formal funeral will be held. Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Last Chance Cat Ranch, P.O. Box 30025 Park Place, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4X3.
To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
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