Shephard, Erie

September 18, 1927 ~ November 13, 2018

SHEPHARD, Erie May – Passed away at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 our dear mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Erie May (Dennett) Shephard, left us to rejoin her beloved husband Gordon, as well as her parents Delos and Ethel (Glass) Dennett and brother Jim. Our hearts are heavy, yet grateful to have loved and been loved by such an amazing woman that the world was truly blessed to have known for the past 91 years. Erie was a devoted wife to Gordon, and loving Mother to Dianne and her husband Larry Bannerman, and Darlene and her late husband Mike Nottley. Cherished Grandmother to Kurt Bannerman and his wife Karrie, Susanne Baxter and her partner Mike Genthner, and Michelle Nottley. Erie wasn’t merely a Great-Grandmother, but more aptly an exceptional one, to Violet and Lincoln Bannerman, and Mackenzie, Jackson, Kirstie and Katie Genthner. Erie will be remembered as a kind and loving sister to Katherine and the late Jim Gibbs, Mary and husband Al Dagg and youngest brother Bill and his wife Shirley (Oliver) Dennett, as well as an amazing Aunt by many nieces and nephews on both the Dennett and Shephard sides of the family. Dear sister-in-law of Buelah and her late husband Ken Ferguson, Marie and her husband John McLellan. Predeceased by in-laws Mildred and her husband Graham Wilkins, Florence and her husband Lyle Gaw, Helen and her husband Omer Thibert, Lorraine and her husband Bill Burgess. For over 70 years Erie was a proud member of the Lady Martha Rebekah Lodge of Brigden, as well as a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 635 of Brigden.

A Lady Martha Rebekah Lodge Service will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 4:45 pm.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11:00 am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Brigden United Church, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 635 Brigden or Lady Martha Rebekah Lodge #245 Brigden.

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  1. Darlene and Family, your mom was certainly a very special person. She always had a smile and a pleasant disposition whenever we encountered each other. She will be sadly missed by many, but fondly remembered.

  2. We are very sorry to hear of Mrs.Shephard’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Sincerely, Ken and Kim Beamish , timmins.

  3. Such an exceptionally fine person will be sadly missed by anyone who knew her. Warm hugs to you all.

  4. So very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, Dar and family.
    She was a very sweet soul. Just a lovely lady.
    Hugs to you.

  5. I send my Mom, Marie Sheppard’s and our family’s deepest sympathy on the passing of your dear mother. We remember her so fondly from our days connected with Brigden and the United Church. May you find peace in knowing she was so well loved.

  6. Deepest sympathy to the entire family, Erie was one special lady. Honoured to say I knew her. (((HUGS))) Deanna

  7. Our deepest condolences for our family on this day. With saddened hearts we will miss her.

  8. Sorry to hear of the loss of your , Darlene and all the family. I remember her with fondness. She had a great life.

  9. Our deepest sympathy to all the family on the passing of Erie. She was a good friend and neighbour. There are so many memories of times spent together. May all of those help ease the pain of your separation now.

  10. Darlene, Dianne and families So very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother, Grandmother, Great grandmother, sister and friend to many. Heaven has received another Angel, remember the good times and always keep them in your heart.You have my Deepest Sympathy, Hugs to all.

  11. Very sorry to hear of Erie’s passing. She, and your family, have been such good neighbours and friends over the years….I fondly remember visits with Erie, her Mom, and my Grandmother. It’s so difficult to say goodbye to someone so loved as she will truly be missed. My deepest sympathy with each of you…..

  12. Darlene and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Years of beautiful memories are forever in your hearts to cherish always.