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T. Little Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

223 Main Street, Cambridge, ON

OBITUARY

Shelley Marie McLean

January 27, 1970July 26, 2019
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Our beautiful Shelley lived her life to the absolute fullest with no regrets.

She loved travel, roller coasters, sappy love songs, driving with her foot on the dash, waterfalls, cheesy chick flicks, strawberry daiquiris, repeating herself, making Jello shooters for her friends, chilling in her backyard by the pool, swimming in the ocean, surprise weekends away and long walks on late summer nights. Most of all though, she adored and would do anything for her family and friends. Shelley always gave unconditional love to everyone in her life. She was passionate about her work at Family and Children Services of Waterloo Region where she helped countless families through difficult times. We are blessed to have had her heart of gold in our lives and the world is a much better place because she was here.

Shelley will be missed by the love of her life Paul Mesman, her loving children Reid McLean and Serena McLean, her step-children Jeff Mesman (Nicole), Matthew Mesman (Stephanie) and Mitchell Mesman (Britney), her mother Sandra Kelly, her step-father David Kelly, her grandmother Margaret Bolton, her brothers Robin Dudley (Donna) and Ryan Dudley (Kathryn), her “step –seesters” Kim Daw (Brad), Keri Cadete (Nelson) and Kristin Lyle (Rich), her mother in-law Ardele Mesman, her father in-law Tom Mesman, her many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brother and sister in-laws and her countless friends – you know who you are. Shelley and her family would like to give a special thanks to the oncology team at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. You did everything you could and your compassion and professionalism were second to none.

In lieu of flowers, Shelley wanted you to consider making a donation to Lisaard House in her name. This wonderful place made Shelley and her loved ones comfortable during her final days.

Shelley’s Celebration of Life will be held at the T. Little Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Cambridge (519-623-1290) on Saturday August 10, 2019 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm with speakers at 3:00 pm.

Shelley’s beautiful final message for us:

“I want my family and friends to know that I’m at peace, and not to be sad. My wish is that they live, love, laugh, enjoy life, keep having adventures and maybe take me along”.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, August 10, 2019

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Brenda and Gary Foster

August 16, 2019

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with All of Shelly's family. We would of been at the celebration of life for Shelly but we were not told any information. Please except our apologies. Thinking of everyone at this very sad and difficult time. Always remember the special memories of Shelley they will be in your heart forever and never go away. Brenda and Gary Foster .

Colette Clarke-Farrell

August 12, 2019

To Donna, Robin, Samantha, Family & Friends of Shelley

Shelley, I did not have the pleasure of meeting you, but learned a great deal about the life you lived, the lives you touched and the love you gave... no doubt you will be greatly missed and forever remembered. As your loved ones gathered to say farewell, I know your life was celebrated in a way befitting your kindness, generosity and spirit.

May you Rest in Perfect Peace & Rise in Glory.

Colette Clarke-Farrell


Andy Bennis

August 10, 2019

Paul and family,
On behalf of the Bennis family we are deeply sorry for your loss.
Andy, Jim, and Miranda....and families.

Amanda Chasi

August 10, 2019

Rip Shelley. My deepest condolences to Paul, Seren, Reid, and family.

I first met Shelley at one of the foster homes, she worked for. I was only ten then. Shelley was Like a mother to me. She was always there when I needed her. she always invited me to family events and always made me feel like I belonged. My life is so much better because she was in my life and I am truly greatful for all the love, kindnesses and lesson she has given me. I will cherish our memories forever.

Thank you Shelley for everything. Love you . Rip.

Joy Nielsen

August 9, 2019

I met Shelley once on a plane ride from Toronto to Victoria in June of 2018, where I was going to my Dad's celebration of life. We sat next to each other and Paul as well. We chatted for most of the 5 hr flight about life and our cancer treatments mine being many years ago for breast cancer. She was lovely to talk to and we kept in touch on Facebook. We had plans to meet halfway a couple of times but Shelley was not well enough and we lived 5 hrs apart with me being in Kingston. I could see that she was special lady and having met her only once, I won't forget her. Condolences to all of her family and friends
Joy Nielsen xo

Kelly Barnett

August 2, 2019

Shelley was a lovely person and I am so sorry to hear she is gone. I will remember the courage and kindness she gave to others.

Andy Ghadban

July 30, 2019

Paul, we were deeply saddened to find out about Shelley's passing. Please accept and pass on our condolences to your children and the rest of your family.
Please know that we are thinking of you and your family, and sending our prayers. We are truly sorry for your loss.

June Whittaker

July 30, 2019

we have such wonderful memories of Shelley and her family .
sending our deepest sympathies and love always ..

Jim Kelly

July 29, 2019

Sandy, Dave, Paul, Shelley's children and siblings,

I was saddened to receive the news of Shelley's death. Please accept my sincerest condolence. As I will be out of the province on August 10th, I am unable to attend her memorial service, but be sure, that I will be thinking about her, and you, on that day.

As you gather to mourn Shelley's passing and to celebrate her life, I know that you, her family, send her back to God and remember with gratitude the years you had her in your life.

With sympathy,
Jim

Margie Reinhart

July 29, 2019

I remember us getting drunk when we were teenagers and Shelley overheard me get sick in the bathroom. She threw up in the kitchen and told her mom it was me because her mom would forgive me. Lol. That's a memory we talked about for a long time. Cheers Shelley.