When Shelly Ann arrived, December 2, 1957, the airbase at Gimli, Manitoba welcomed a new and vivacious soul to its community. Then, as a child she moved to Consort, Alberta. It is here that Shelly would meet and fall in love with her husband, Jim Matheson, of 45 years and 11 months. They married December 6, 1975 in Consort, Alberta. Shelly and Jim moved to a few different Alberta towns as work opportunities arose, prior to setting up their home in Edmonton, Alberta. Shelly was a hard worker and kept busy juggling: being a wife, bringing babies into the world, being a business partner with the cab business, working outside the home, and making time to love on dogs in need. As the years continued, Shelly and Jim have not slowed down, as their business grew to include short and long-haul delivery as well. Shelly was a dear wife, mother, grandma, business partner, friend, and rescue dog advocate who was taken far too soon after a battle with her health due to cancer. Shelly passed away in Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre on Friday, October 29, 2021, at 63 years of age.
Shelly will be dearly missed by her husband, Jim Matheson; sons, Brad Matheson, Jamie Matheson and Les Matheson; grandsons, Malcolm Matheson and Mackenzie Matheson; father-in-law, Leroy Matheson; brothers, Todd Tainsh and Derek (Shawna) Tainsh; brother-in-law, Martin (Kay) Matheson; sister-in-law, Kelley Matheson,as well as many extended family and friends. Shelly was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Joyce Tainsh, and her mother-in-law, Peggy Matheson.
A Graveside Service to honour and remember Shelly will take place on Saturday, November 6, 2021, 11:30 a.m. at Lake Road Cemetery, Consort, Alberta.
If so desired, memorial donations are gratefully received by Hope Lives Here Animal Rescue, 9636-151 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5P 1S4 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.coronationfuneralhome.ca. Arrangements in care of Coronation Funeral Home, Coronation, Alberta. Phone: 403.578.2928.
If flowers are preferred, please call our local florist at Beans 'n' Blooms: 403-578-2459 (as the flowers will be able to make it to the service this way).
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Hope Lives Here Animal Rescue
9636-151 Street, Edmonton AB T5P 1S4