July 25, 1922 – August 2, 2012
at the age of 90 years
Celebration of Life: Monday, August 20, 2012 1:30 p.m.
St. Mary’s Anglican/United Church, Sorrento
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved mother and grandmother Beryl Alberta Shannon at Bastion Place. She is now with her loving husband of 67 years Melvin (Red) and two beloved sons Merle and Jim. Beryl will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Joyce (Tony) Hack, her granddaughters Tara (Kelvin) Stelter and Aubrey Shannon, her great grandchildren Rylan, Mersaya, Kenzie, Donovan and Layne Stelter.
Beryl was born in Foremost, Alberta, moved to BC in 1956 and retired in Sorrento, BC where she and Red happily lived for 34 years. She spent the last three years at Bastion Place. She was an amazing, strong, beautiful woman who loved and lived life to the fullest. She loved going on her gambling trips, traveling the world, dancing, crocheting and spending her time with her family and dear friends. We want to extend a huge thank you to Dr. Goldberg and the staff at Bastion Place.
A celebration of Beryl’s life will be held at St. Mary’s Anglican/United Church in Sorrento, BC on August 20, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. A reception will follow at O.A.P.O. in Sorrento. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the BC Children’s Hospital in Mersaya Stelter’s name.
One of the great things about my childhood was growing up in the same province as Beryl and Red Shannon, my aunt and uncle. Summers visiting, and later my parents spending much time with them in retirement. So many happy memories of Auntie Beryl. Jeepers I will miss her.
Joyce & Tony Hack, and Shannon family,
We offer deepest sympathies, to you Joyce, on the passing recently of your Mother. Many residents of the park will remember with fondness your Mom in all activities here in the park. She will be greatly missed, as well as her handicrafts which she proudly did. Many blessing to you, and cherish the memories. We will always remember her beautiful smile. Sincerely, Jackie & Tony, and residents of the park.
We always thought Beryl was such a hoot — her dry wit and welcoming smile made us feel like close family, even though we lived far away. We have wonderful pictures and great memories of each bit of time spent with her. She made the most of her time on earth and we can honour her by doing the same with dignity and generosity.
Love from all of us to you.