Shelly Muchayi

December 23, 1963February 23, 2014
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Shelly Muchayi (Mahute) of Halifax, Nova Scotia passed away 23rd of February, 2014, at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. Born Dec 23, 1963 in Murehwa, Zimbabwe, she was the daughter of Israel Mahute and Winnie Mahute (Motsi-Mutasa). She was educated in Zimbabwe where she worked for over ten years as a Police Officer. In 1992, she migrated to Canada to join her husband who was studying at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.before moving to Halifax in 1994. Shelly was a faithful giver, always thought of others before herself. She was the pillar of her extended family in Zimbabwe and a very strong entrepreneurial woman who ran numerous business ventures with the goal of supporting people through employment. In her native Zimbabwe, she started a charitable organization that helped underprivileged children go to school. Shelly was a vibrant and dedicated Christian who loved worshipping the Lord in her home church, Faith Tabernacle Church. She is survived by her loving husband, Dr. Maxwell Muchayi; son, Solomon; mother Winnie; sisters, Snodia, Abgail, and Beauty; brothers, Danford and Nicholas, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Israel, two sisters and one brother. Visitation will be held in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, B3S 0E1 on Thursday, February 27 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm and 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Funeral service will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm in Faith Tabernacle Church, with Pastor John Cheyne officiating. Burial will be at St. John cemetery followed by a reception in the Church Hall.


  • Visitation Thursday, February 27, 2014
  • Visitation Thursday, February 27, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 28, 2014

Shelly Muchayi

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Ellen Madondo

July 2, 2014

I am deeply saddened my brother Max to hear of Sis Shelly's passing. She was such a role model to me. Vibrant and not afraid to look life in the eye. Memories will never die. May our Heavenly Father contnue to comfort you and your son Soloand the whole family at large. I love you Sis Shelly.

April 7, 2014

Maxwell and Solo. My heart was broken tonight when Solo told me about Shelly. She was a light to many and we are the better for knowing her. Our deepest sympathies and prayers. The Cass Family

Washington Mapfeka

March 14, 2014

Shelly is missed by many. She took it upon herself to establish communication with people from Murewa and it was my pleasure to chat with her about our early days in primary school, our relatives and mutual friends. The best part was to share The Gospel - the good news - with her. May her soul rest in peace.

Patricia Ozi

March 13, 2014

My the good Lord hold your hands now and forever! You were a blessing to all of us! May the good Lord send is mighty angels to comfort your loved ones. Amen.

Mary and Aston Chipanshi

March 3, 2014

Maxwell and family,
We were shocked to learn about your loss. We have fond memories of Shelly from Saskatoon. May God be your comforter at this time.

JJ and Ani Ojiambo

March 3, 2014

We have lost a favorite Aunt, confidante, friend, mother... But the pain of her absence is filled with joyous images of her singing, laughing, jumping & playing her tambourine in heaven!! We miss you Aunty, but smile at how happy you must be singing with the King of Kings.

Although we were unable to be there in person, our prayers for you Uncle Max, Solomon & Simba continue. May God's peace and comfort cover you.

Mary Collins

March 2, 2014

My deepest condolences to you and you family on such a great loss.
Mary Collins

Udy MacKenzie

March 1, 2014

My deepest condolences and prayers to the family Maxwell, Solomon and Simba...Shelly is in a better place now, and knows no pain. Praise God

Tyro Setlhong

March 1, 2014

Shelly will be deeply missed but we rest in the hope that we shall meet in heaven one day. It is well my beloved family.

Catherine & Sam

March 1, 2014

Dear Maxwell, Solomon snd Simba, praying for you that the Lord will fill you with his peace and comfort. The service yesterday was beautiful, all of you were so real sharing from your heart, bless you.