Shelstad, Muriel

Shelstad, Muriel

January 30th, 2019

Peacefully passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Parkwood Palliative Care, London. Wife of Dr. Kenneth Shelstad. Mother of Stephen Shelstad (Susan), Karen Shelstad (Brian), and Megan Shelstad (Sean). Predeceased by her daughter Sandra Towler and husband David. Grandmother of Naomi Shelstad (Michael) and Samuel Shelstad (Katie). Great-grandmother of Benjamin Prevost. Also predeceased by her sister Kathleen and her brothers Arthur, Hugh, and David. Muriel was a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan and certified as an Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music (ARCT). She was a piano teacher for many years. Muriel was kind to everyone, loving and generous. There will be a private family service at a later date. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex would be appreciated. 

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Dr. Jo Ann SilcoxSteve and Susan, Jim and I send our deep regrets on hearing of the loss of the wonderful gentle spirit who was your Mom. Jo
Doreen Tawse-SmithI am so sorry to read of the passing of your Mother and my Sister-in-Law. A lovely and talented lady.
Donna FraleighSo sorry about your mother-law Susan. Enjoyed talking with her at Bible study years ago.
Colleen MontgomeryKaren - I just heard of your mother's passing. I'm so very sorry for your loss. She was a lovely lady. My deepest sympathies to you and Brian.
Pat DaveyI will truly miss my best friend for over 51 years. I have peace knowing that she is free of pain and in a better place. We spent many hours together sharing meals, shopping experiences and trying to set the world straight with our political discussions. She is one of the most knowledgeable people that I have ever known and she taught me so much. She exudes such a kind and compassionate spirit and always had a great sense of humour. She was always there for me during difficult times and would always share her amazing hot biscuits and coffee. She will be greatly missed by all. Friends forever, Pat
Jacqueline DenommeYour dear Mother and Grandmother was to me 'Mrs. Sheltad' for the many years that I waited on her at the Sherwood Forest Library. We shared some common reading interests and I considered her a 'kindred spirit'. After I left the Sherwood Forest branch for the Central and then Stoney Creek locations, we kept in touch by card/letter and she often routed a tin of home-made cookies and chocolates to me via the kind staff at the Sherwood Branch. We lost touch somewhere in between last Christmas and the Christmas before and then I retired from LPL and I had a feeling that she may have passed away. I felt very blessed to have known this wonderful lady, with her ready smile and her very keen intelligence and deep spirituality. My sincere (although rather late) condolences to all of her loved ones. Jacqui Denomme
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