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Hollyburn Funeral Home

1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC

OBITUARY

Shelagh Caroline Ballard

October 10, 1932January 15, 2020
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BALLARD, Shelagh Caroline It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Shelagh in the early morning of January 15, 2020. She fought a short, courageous battle with a very aggressive pneumonia. She left peacefully and easily with her 3 sons and their wives at her side. She was her vibrant self and right there in the mix for the Ballard Family Christmas Party on December 21st, surrounded by her entire clan. We are all reeling from losing her so quickly but take solace that she is reunited with her husband whom she has missed for too long. Shelagh is survived by her children, Curtis (Elizabeth), Mark (Janet), and Edward (Marcia), her grandchildren, William (Meriel), James (Kim), Robert, Cameron, Steve (Katie), Rudi, Jack, and Lucy. Also, great granddaughter, Ivy. She was predeceased by her husband Geoffrey and her brother Robert. Shelagh had a lifelong involvement in the Anglican Church and was an active member of St. Francisin- the-Woods Parish since 1977. She was a charitable supporter of Covenant House, Lions Gate Hospital, Vancouver Children’s Hospital and Queens University. As well, she was a long time tennis member of Hollyburn Country Club. The family would like to thank the staff and residents of the Westerleigh. Many thanks go out to the caring Doctors and Nurses of Lions Gate Hospital ICU and Palliative Care Unit, and to Proof of Care for helping us all through her final days. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 at St. Francis-in-the-Woods at 1:00pm.

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Joan Carlile

January 27, 2020

My condolences to Shelagh’s family. I had the pleasure of playing many rounds of golf with Shelagh when she was a member of the Gleneagles Ladies Golf group. We shared the same baseball grip. RIP, dear Shelagh

Bill Mellof

January 26, 2020

Shelagh and I were close friends during our years at Queens University while we lived at the co-op.

Last time I saw Shelagh was in 2009 in Toronto at Wilma and Jim Spence's home for a small reunion of our Queens' friends.
We had three great days together then. Shelagh was so lively and full of fun.

Our correspondences later promised that we would get together again. Sadly we never had that chance. I will remember her in my prayers and hope that she and Jeff are together again.

I would like to express my condolences to her three children.

Sincerely,
Bill Mellof (Calgary)

Marc Joyal

January 26, 2020

Unfortunately I never met Shelagh but I know Mark and he told me great things about her. My sympathies to Mark and family.

Marc Joyal

Bob & Julie Kipper

January 24, 2020

Quick wit, infectious smile, formidable. So blessed having her example and true friendship. With Shelagh in your corner, the sky is your limit.

Lisa Haftner

January 21, 2020

An exceptional woman with an amazing capacity for love. She shared her wisdom, support, and strength with so many. We are so grateful to have had time with her. You will be missed, and be in my heart always.

Carol Anderson

January 19, 2020

Shelagh was pure sunshine in the rain forest. A matriarch of kindness and welcome. Nature never repeats herself and the possibilities of one soul will never be found in another. -E.C.S
May you find comfort in love's enduring presence.

Vicki Dickson

January 17, 2020

Thinking of all of you. Such a wonderful lady, always with a big smile and a warm laugh. I have such fond memories. Sending love.

Bradley Jones

January 17, 2020

Shelagh will be dearly missed. A thoughtful carrying soul who will be missed by many. A care free smile always open to listening. I am blessed to have had her in my life and the life of my boys. Our thoughts are with her children and family.

Susan Keus

January 17, 2020

Mom (Shirley ) and I are thinking of all during this time. Shelagh was a kind, caring individual who made family her priority. A lovely lady!!
Again thinking of all!
Aunt Shirley and Sue xxoo

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