Velma Sheppard

Died: Sat., Oct. 29, 2016


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Ethel Velma Sheppard  
nee Spry

It is with great sorrow the family announces that Velma died peacefully at Wikwemikong Nursing Home, on Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at the age of 87.
Born to Ethel (nee Moore) and George Spry, in Mindemoya, on April 26th, 1929.
Predeceased by husband Goldwin Sheppard(1985).
Loving mother to Allan Pullin (Cora),
Mark Sheppard (Tina),
Barbara Sheppard (Giovanni Digigliio).
Proud grandmother of
Angelique, Kyle, Natasha, Goldwin, Wyatt,  Joshua, Cory, Arianna, Vanessa, Dylan,
Ryan (Trish) and Kylie.
and great grandmother of Alexandra, Bryson and Korbin
Dear sister of Lorna Gagne (Maurice predeceased),
Rena Foster (George)
Predeceased by Roy Spry (Lillian),
Clara Morrell (Roy), Donald Spry (Alberta), Elva McColeman (Doran).
Will always be remembered by Dave and his wife Lynn, and her
many nieces, nephews and friends.

Velma enjoyed baking and canning, and spent many hours canning her garden harvest.  She was well known for her bread, and was always more than willing to spend hours making buns for various community functions.  She loved to compete in the Manitowaning and Providence Bay Fairs, and always came home with many first prizes.  
She had a close bond with many of her nieces and nephews, and spent many evenings enjoying each other's company, even the odd canoe ride.  
She had a kind heart, a loyal friend and was always willing to help someone in need.  She always put herself second, always worried about everyone else first.    
She was always there for her grandchildren when in need and loved them dearly.  


Family and friends will gather at Island Funeral Home
Visitation from 6-9 pm Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016  
Funeral Service  11:00 am Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
Burial at Coldsprings Cemetery
Donations to assist the family would be greatly appreciated, or to the Wikwemikong Nursing Home.

Flowers can be ordered at Hawberry Florist (705) 368-1100

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Cheryl Saker-Huff
   Posted Mon October 31, 2016
Our Deepest Condolences go out to the Family and Friends. We did not know Velma but we sure did know her Beautiful Daughter Barb. Barb has been good friends with our family for a few yrs now. R.I.P. Velma. HUGS! to you all you are all in our thoughts and prayers..

Ruth chisholm mohammed
   Posted Tue November 01, 2016
barbara...what a tremendous loss...sincere condolences to you and yours...I have lovely memories of your mom...r.i.p. Velma...

Sharon Lavallee
   Posted Tue November 01, 2016
My sincere condolences Barb, on the loss of your mother.

Maxine And Carman Ferguson
   Posted Wed November 02, 2016
Carman and I offer our sincerest condolences. We will miss visiting with Velma at the nursing home. She was a great companion for Aleada.

Nicole Digiglio
   Posted Thu November 03, 2016
Sending you and family our condolences for your loss. Our thoughts are with you today.

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