Shauna Leigh Richards

October 2, 1977 – December 18, 2016

There are no words to express our shock and sorrow with the sudden passing of our beautiful, spirited and loving Shauna who died in Winnipeg at the age of 39. Grandpa’s “little Toad” has been called home to the open arms of her family in heaven.

Shauna was born in Ladysmith, BC in 1977. Her short life took her on a journey through Nanaimo, Nimpkish, Vernon Camp, Woss, Port McNeill, Courtenay, Westbank, Kelowna and finally Winnipeg.

The fuel in your engine, the Baileys in your coffee, the spark to ignite fireworks and a trigger for a hysterical belly laugh are only a few analogies to describe Shauna!

Always searching to fill a void, Shauna became lost after the death of her dad in 1994 and now she is found. She was known to pedal the Winnipeg streets on her mountain bike; her tiny dog “Ruff” tucked close to her body, hair flying in the wind, like her dad Brian on his Harley! Be together finally and entertain in heaven.

Shauna was predeceased by her dad Brian, sister Kelly, grandparents Anne and Sanford Garrah and Jean and Ken Richards. A colourful journey and sometimes bumpy roads was Shauna’s path to eternity. She leaves behind her mom Sharon, siblings Mike McNulty, Shannon (Clint) Cadwallader, Matt (Carly) Richards, partner Shaun and stepson Marcus. Also mourning her passing are aunts and uncles Judy (Wayne), Chris (Marcie); cousins Patrick (Barb), Terry (Heather), Morgan and Darcy (Catherine), a number of nieces and nephews and many friends.

Shauna will be buried close to her dad in the Port McNeill cemetery at a later date. Donations in Shauna’s name to the SPCA or Canadian Cancer Society, in lieu of flowers, would be greatly appreciated.

Love you forever and ever, “ Our beautiful little Toad.”

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