It is with great sadness that the Thompson family announces the peaceful passing of Shannon Ann Thompson (nee Bjarnason) on Friday, August 27th.
Shannon will forever be remembered by her husband of 43 years, Alan; son Jordan (Jenna); and daughter Caitlin. She is also survived by her brothers Colin (Hazel) and Douglas; and her sister Susan; as well as aunts, uncles and many cousins, nephews, and nieces. Shannon was predeceased by her father Unnstein and her mother Dorothy.
Born in Gimli, Manitoba on July 12, 1955, Shannon spent her formative years at her family home in Riverton, Manitoba, before putting down permanent roots in Charleswood with her husband Alan. It was within the Charleswood community that Shannon would find lasting friendships and raise her family. She loved to golf and curl, passions that would reward her with many treasured memories and her dearest lifelong friends. Shannon spent her entire working career with Air Canada, retiring after 32 years of service.
Shannon loved to travel, which led to many memorable experiences. From her early adulthood, scuba diving through the Caribbean with her husband, to her years with young kids, taking family vacations to Florida, or to weekend trips with her best friends or her daughter, Shannon made countless lasting memories with those she loved.
Shannon had a special spot in her heart for her three cats, Lucy, Desi, and Charlie, and upon retirement, she found joy in volunteering at D’Arcy’s Arc. Throughout her life and especially during her retirement years, Shannon looked forward to spring so she could begin tending to her garden, often the envy of her beloved neighbours, and providing a beautiful backdrop for summer dinners enjoyed on the backyard patio. Shannon loved to cook and enjoyed sitting down with a good book and a glass of wine.
Shannon will be remembered for her love, loyalty, and her laughter, as well as her kindness and generosity, both to those she knew and those she had just met.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to West Park Manor, especially to the angels on 2 - South and 2 - East, for the loving and affectionate care they provided Shannon during her 18-month residency.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Shannon’s memory to West Park Manor Personal Care Home or to D’Arcy’s Arc Animal Rescue Center.
Cremation has taken place, and in keeping with Shannon’s wishes, there will not be a formal funeral service.
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