December 24, 1974 – May 30, 2021
On Sunday May 30th, 2021 the world lost a beautiful soul, Shelly Anne Churchman passed away sudden and unexpectedly at the age of 46.
Shelly was born in Surrey, British Columbia on December 24th, 1974 to Leslie and Debra Churchman. When Shelly was three years old, her family moved to Saskatchewan. Shelly loved being in the country and cherished her time spent on the family farm. Shelly also loved traveling to the mountains and always said that was her home away from home. She was a huge Saskatchewan Roughrider fan and loved all the memories made in section 23 row 1 seat 8 at Taylor Field with her family and friends. She had a passion for going to concerts and enjoyed many artists especially Nickelback. Shelly loved winter and big snowstorms, watching it snow was one of her favourite things.
She didn’t have any children of her own but if you asked her she would tell you she did have kids they just have 4 legs instead of 2 and can’t talk back. She loved her nieces and nephews more than anything, and enjoyed every minute she got to spend with them. Shelly’s laughter was so contagious that when she started laughing you couldn’t help but join in, she loved to laugh.
Shelly is preceded in death by her mother Debra. She is survived by her father Les, sisters Bobbi-Jo, Tracy (Richard), Lesley (Heath) and Carrie; nieces and nephews: JC, Gracie, Nash, Paige, Aubrey, Cadence, Connor, Cason, and Cora. Also left to cherish her memory is her best friend Mara and her furry friends Mya and Oli.
The family would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support during this difficult time. Shelly is truly going to be missed by everyone that knew her.
A service will be held at a later date.
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June 8, 2021
Ahhh... Section 23, Row 1, Seat 8. I remember it well as I was in seat 9 and somehow I got "plunked" in the "middle" of the Churchman family back at Taylor Field starting in 1990. So many memories, laughs, and great times. Les, I remember when you drove Deb, Shelly & Myself to the old J.D.'s on Park St. to celebrate our respective birthdays. 40th, 30th, & 20th. (Deb, myself & Shell). That, of course, was after a feast of Chinese Food at your house. We were in your station wagon and Shelly & I had to crawl over the seats as one of the doors wasn't working and behind us were GIANT HOUSE speakers in the back of the wagon. Then there were the Riders Ladies nights that I went to with Debbie, Shelly and my mom, Sylvia. Such great times. So many laughs. I'm sure that Shelly had a "crush" on Dan Farthing, even though she wouldn't "admit it". At one of the Ladies Nights he was wearing a brown suit accompanied with a neck-tie covered in daises. From that point going forward at EVERY Rider Game, that he was playing in, we'd always yell out, "Dan, Dan the Daisy Man!" So, as I sit here trying to type through tears I just wanted all of you to know how truly sorry I am for your insurmountable losses this year. My deepest condolences to all of you. Les, Bobbi-Jo, Tracy (Richard), Lesley (Heath) and Carrie; nieces and nephews: JC, Gracie, Nash, Paige, Aubrey, Cadence, Connor, Cason, and Cora and I would be remiss not to mention Mara, Mya and Oli too. Mara, we should have went to Metallica. I recall having some great laughs teasing you & Shell about that. Sending all of you Much Love as well as hugs and prayers for strength and healing. Thinking of you... Love from Ramona Aitken (and my parent's Vince & Sylvia too).
Terry & Caryn Barnett
June 7, 2021
Les & Family we were so sorry to hear of the passing of Shelly! Pls accept our deepest condolences
June 4, 2021
Les and Family, so sorry to hear of your loss. My most heartfelt condolences.
June 3, 2021
Les it is with much sadness that I heard of Shelly’s passing. We are never supposed to loose our children. Sometimes life just doesn’t seem fair.
My thoughts are with you and the rest of the family.
Helen Markiw( nee Olive)