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SHANNON LEAH ANDERSON
Born: Jan 12, 1965
Date of Passing: Mar 09, 2020Offer Condolences or Memory
SHANNON LEAH ANDERSON
She will be sadly missed by her children, Jared, Hayley and Trenton; grandchild Phoenix; sisters and brothers, Sheila (Wayne), Wayne, Kerri (Garth), Randal, Melanie (Kevin), Cory (Roberta); estranged husband Walter; friend Karen in Calgary, as well as several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Shannon was predeceased by her brother Darrell, mother Lorena and father Raymond.
Shannon was the sixth child of eight children of Ray and Lorena. Shannon was born on January 12, 1965, and grew up in the small town of Grand Marais, Manitoba on Anderson Street near Grand Beach on the shores of Lake Winnipeg. Shannon achieved her registered nursing degree and went on to work at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg for many years including in the intensive care unit. Growing up in beach country Shannon loved swimming and playing at the beach, and near home with her numerous cousins who lived on the same street, baseball and her times spent with her dear friends, Florence and Cara. She enjoyed being a catcher with the Grand Beach Rioters baseball team for many years with visits to Eddie's cabin in between.
The family would like to thank the nurses of the intensive care unit at the Foot Hills Hospital in Calgary who provided exceptional care to Shannon in her final hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Bruce Oake Memorial Foundation.
A private gathering of family to celebrate her life will be held at a later date.
Rest in peace dear sister.
We love you forever.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 14, 2020
Condolences & Memories (11 entries)
I have alway cherished my memories with Shannon, and we had many. I have alway considered her one of my closest friends. She had a big heart and a great sense of humour. We played many tricks on our teacher, and spent a lot of time in the principals office together. She always had the top marks in school, and helped with my school work often. She loved deeply, and will be missed. My condolences to her family. - Posted by: Angel Kraft (Friends ) on: Mar 18, 2020
Shannon, my heart has sunk to learn of your passing. I think of you all the time from when you lived in my area of Wpg. Always wondering on how you were doing. My heart breaks for all your family and the loss of your precious soul. I will always continue to keep cherished memories close to my heart. You are with the angels now where you will be embraced and comforted forever. Until we see you again, with love, Shelley 💞🕊🌟 - Posted by: Shelley (Family friend) on: Mar 18, 2020
Much too young for family, friends and relatives to have to say good-bye. As cousins, we grew up on Anderson's street. My thoughts and condolences go out to Shannon's family and friends. - Posted by: Barbara (Cousin) on: Mar 16, 2020
Condolences to the Anderson family...our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. - Posted by: Kim Knott Hourie (Friend) on: Mar 16, 2020
Sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Shannon Leah Anderson. Shannon was a great person who liked to help others whenever she could. The last 10 years were very special as we experienced life together. Shannon, you will be truly missed. Rest in peace my good friend. Big Dougie - Posted by: Doug Nicklasson (Partner of over 10years) on: Mar 16, 2020
Shannon and I grew up together at the beach and went to school together at the Selkirk Comp. We sat together in I think it was science class. I will never forget her love of Snicker bars and she introduced me to the lyrics of Stairway to Heaven. I know she has found her stairway and peace. Deepest condolences to all the family. My hear is with you all ❤️ - Posted by: Lori Vialoux (Friend) on: Mar 14, 2020
I know all of Shannon’s family from growing up in the same town, although I’m a bit younger then Shannon, I didn’t know her all that well. What I did know though, is that she was very caring. On the few occasions I ran into Shannon, she was very sincere and genuine when we spoke to each other. One thing I remember as clear as day like it was yesterday. This was 33 years ago when Shannon came to see me in the Children’s Hospital. I was in traction with two broken arms for 6 weeks. She brought me a gift and more importantly a huge pretty smile to brighten up my time in there. I really appreciated that Shannon, your genuine concern and caring made me feel at such ease. Rest In Peace my friend. Deepest condolences to the family and friends. God bless - Posted by: Kerry (Family friend ) on: Mar 14, 2020
Sad to hear of Shannon's passing. My condolences to the Anderson family. - Posted by: Darrell Grahame (Family Friend) on: Mar 14, 2020
I offer my sincere deep condolences to Shannon's family and all those close to her. I knew Shannon at HSC in Winnipeg. I knew her to be an exceptional nurse -- knowledgeable, energetic, hard working. Her passing is so tragic. - Posted by: Karen Lee (former co-worker of Shannon) on: Mar 14, 2020
I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the Anderson family. R.I.P. Shannon, I will always love you. Walter. - Posted by: Walter Bobrowicz (ex husband) on: Mar 14, 2020
My deep condolences to Shannon’s family, friends and communities. I met Shannon while she worked at HSC in Winnipeg. I remember her as a knowledgeable and caring nurse with a beautiful smile and a quick wit. I did not know her well but I admired her courage and strength. Rest In Peace Shannon. - Posted by: Wendy Rudnick (Former go-worker) on: Mar 14, 2020
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