Barbara Ellen Shannon

Barbara Ellen Shannon

Barbara Ellen Shannon passed away with her family at her side on Saturday, November 22, 2014, at the age of 62 years at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm following a short bout with cancer.

Barb was born in Vancouver, BC on April 23, 1952. She grew up in Richmond and had worked with the BC Government for 28 years in the Ministry of Environment and the Liquor Control Board. Barb, Terry and Mike spent many happy working years in Nanaimo, Cranbrook and Langley. She moved to Tappen three years ago and slipped into retirement and “the Shuswapian way of life”. Barb’s Scottish Roots and the Hebenton Clan were a very close and important part of her life. She enjoyed the outdoors, the mountains, hiking trails, kayaking and discovering all that the Shuswap had to offer. She was a member of the Shuswap Lady Striders and loved to quilt. She was a devoted wife, mom and grandma. Barb’s sense of humour and zest for life made our lives better every day.

Barb will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 42 years, Terry; son, Mike (Mildred) of Vancouver; granddaughter, Ria; brother, Jim (Susan) Smith; nephews, Greg (Sally), Rob (Susannah) and Matt (Jen); niece, Jen; and great nieces, Emma and Jazra. She was predeceased by her parents, Norm and Frances Smith, and her sister, Patsy.

A celebration of Barb’s life will be held at the Carlin Hall on Saturday, December 13th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. If so desired, contributions in memory of Barb may be made to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation or the BC Cancer Society.

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Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

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