June 20, 1951 – Sept. 29, 2019
Susan Shepherd of Whitewood passed away on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at the age of 68 years.
Susan Jean Shepherd (Van Meer) was born on June 20, 1951, to Bob and June Van Meer (Sauter). She was second oldest, with an older sister and three younger brothers.
Sue, as everyone knew her, was raised at Moosomin, getting her Grade 12 at McNaughton High School in 1971. She was involved with CGIT, the yearbook, sports and the Baptist Young People. After graduation, Sue went to work for Town & Country Decorating, which also held the Eaton’s order office, and later became manager.
On March 29, 1975, Sue married Wayne Gorden Shepherd. They lived on a farm three miles north of Whitewood on the #9 highway. They had three daughters, Tamie Lennette, Elizabeth Nora (Beth) and Bobby-Joe (B.J.).
Sue was very active throughout life as a member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary until it folded and then became a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #87. Sue was also a very active member with KidSport. She was often seen around town doing some kind of fund raising to help kids in the community stay active in sports. She also worked at the Whitewood and District Nursing Home as a dietary aid until her retirement.
Sue was predeceased by her parents, Robert and June Van Meer; brother Bill Van Meer; in-laws Raymond and Phyllis Shepherd; and niece Randi Van Meer. She leaves to cherish her memory: her husband of 44 years, Wayne; daughter Tamie Shepherd, grandchildren Whisper (Cody) and Star, great-grandchildren Elizabeth, Addisen, Amara and Ameliea; daughter Beth Oslund (Steven Andrews), grandchildren Jaysen, Rayden, Ty-Lee, Drayke and Alexyn; daughter Bobby-Joe Granger (Dan), grandchildren Lylee and Daniel; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Sue’s funeral service was held Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at the Whitewood Legion Community Hall with the Rev. Brian Woods officiating. The pianist was Hertha Briggs, and Ewen Armstrong read scripture. The eulogy was presented by Dan Granger, and the urn bearers were Whisper Loewen and Jaysen Oslund. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Whitewood Branch #87 formed an honour guard in tribute to Sue’s many years of service to the Legion. Interment took place in the Whitewood Cemetery.
Arrangements were entrusted to Matthews Funeral Home, Melville and Whitewood.