Jerrett Funeral Homes - St. Clair Chapel

1141 St Clair Ave West, Toronto, ON


Elmo Oswald Sheppard

June 17, 1930May 17, 2020

Elmo Oswald Sheppard was born on June 17, 1930 on Indian Islands, Newfoundland and passed away at home on May 17, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario, at the age of 89 years.

Predeceased by his eldest son Dale Sheppard (2019), beloved husband of Vivien, and grandchild Adrian Sheppard (2016). Beloved husband of Julia Maura (nee O’Neill) for 49 years. Father of Dwayne (Lana) and JJ (Angela). Grandfather of Alex, Megan, Clayton and Marcus. Great grandfather of Maya.Dear brother of Madeline (Lloyd) and Verlie (Phil). He will be loved, deeply missed and forever remembered by his family and friends.

The Sheppard family greatly appreciates your condolences and support during this difficult time. Due to the current restrictions and limitations, the Funeral Services will remain private for the family.


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Elmo Oswald Sheppard

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Anne-Marie Broad

May 26, 2020

Auntie Maura and family, wanted to pass along my condolence on the death of Uncle Elmo. I will always cherish the family dinners we had together for so many years growing up. Elmo's jokes and having fun with us kids. He was a wonderful friend to my family and a great dad and wonderful caring husband. Forever missed. Love Anne-Marie

Patricia & Alan Leach

May 26, 2020

Maura, it has been our joy to know you and Elmo over these past forty-five years.
Elmo was a bright, engaging person and never short of an opinion on any subject! He valued his extended family and was immensely proud of their achievements.
Maura, your love and support through these past years was a model to behold and which Elmo recognized and deeply appreciated.
May you, Maura and your family, feel the love and comfort of God in the days ahead.
Trish and Alan

Margaret O'Neill

May 25, 2020

Dear Maura,
My thoughts are with you and the family at this sad time.
Love from Margaret

Guy Longhurst

May 23, 2020

Dear Auntie Maura, Dwayne, Jennifer and family, we were so sorry to hear of your loss and send you much love from the UK at this difficult time. We have very fond memories of Elmo, such a warm, generous and funny character. He told so many jokes when we spent part of our honeymoon with you, all those years ago. The “newfies” (hope I have that right) seemed to take the place of the Irish in our jokes! Lots of love, Guy, Lucy and the girls xxx

Charlotte Clatworthy

May 23, 2020

Dear Auntie Maura, Dwayne and JJ,

I will always have such fond memories of my time spent in Canada, and Uncle Elmos’ kindness and generosity.

My highlight was flying to Quebec, we had such a fun time. I think about it often, especially now. I’m so sorry for your loss.

With love and best wishes to you all.

Deirdre Horgan

May 22, 2020

I’m so sad to hear this news!

Elmo was always there across the fence and a welcoming face regardless of the day.

He had a spirit like no other. May he Rest In Peace.

Xx Deirdre

Diarmuid and Mary Horgan

May 22, 2020

Diarmuid and I send our sincere condolences to Maura, Dwayne ,Lana ,Jennifer and Angela .
We have very happy memories from all the years we have known Maura and Elmo .We are lucky to have known Elmo for so long .
He was kind, gentle, and a good friend who always had a funny story to tell .
“Those we hold most dear never truly leave us ...
They live on in the kindness they showed, the comfort they shared
And the love they brought into our lives “

Deborah Cull

May 22, 2020

Aunt Maura, Dwayne, JJ and family, I'm so very sorry for your loss. While I know Uncle Elmo is no longer suffering and that is a blessing, I'm sure his absence will be keenly felt. Uncle Elmo was like a second father to me. I spent many happy times with him and Aunt Maura. We had many good laughs together. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers in the time ahead. Rest peacefully, sweet uncle.
Deborah & David Cull

Patricia Horgan

May 21, 2020

My deepest condolences to your family.

Elmo was so kind. I always remember Elmo bouncing me on his knee and singing songs when I was a little girl. I have such fond memories of him.

Thinking of you during this difficult time,

Noel Serrao

May 21, 2020

Hello Maura

So sorry to hear of Elmo's passing.

May he R. I. P.



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