Singleton — Ona (nee Sheppard), 14 June, 1942 – 23 October 2005, passed away peacefully, at Langley, B.C. Ona was born in Harbour Grace, Nfld, and was predeceased by her parents Eldred and Blanche Sheppard.
Lovingly remembered by her husband Hal (formerly of Belfast, P.E.I.) and daughters Nanci (Bob) Besner, (Chilliwack), Christiane Kavanagh, (Maidstone, Sask), step-children Greg and Jeff Singleton and Lori Shorthouse (Ottawa) and10 grandchildren. Also survived by sisters Dorothy Pike (Halifax), Lois Kulesa (Atlanta), Wilverna (John) Briggs, (Ottawa) and brother Charles (Roz) Sheppard (Clarenville, Nfld).
A school teacher and military officer, Ona will be greatly missed by all of us including her extended family, members of Cooke’s Presbyterian church, Chilliwack, where she was an Elder, 147 Air Wolf Air Cadet Squadron, Chilliwack, where she was a past Commanding Officer and by her lady golfing partners in Chilliwack. Ona gave the gift of life as her donated kidney lives on in her daughter Nanci.
The family wishes to thank her many friends who offered prayers, the medical staff at the Fraser Valley Cancer Clinic, staff at the Peace Arch Hospital palliative care, staff at the Langley Memorial Hospice, her physicians, nurses and caregivers.
Visitation will be held at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 45901 Victoria Ave., Chilliwack, B.C. on Thursday 27 October from 7 to 9 P.M.
A celebration of life service will be held at Cooke’s Presbyterian Church, 45825 Wellington Street, Chilliwack, B.C. on Friday, 28 October at 1:30 P.M. Following the service, a reception at the aformentioned church will be hosted by the family.
In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations in her memory may be made to the B.C. Cancer Foundation, 200-601, West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C., V5Z 4C2.