Louisa May SHEARDOWN

SHEARDOWN, Louisa May

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 21st at Nanaimo Senior’ s Village. Louisa was born in Cadillac, Saskatchewan on March 21st, 1924. She was raised on the family farm. She went to Normal School in Moose Jaw and to Canadian Bible College in Regina, Saskatchewan where she met her future husband, Don Sheardown. Her teaching career included assignments in rural Saskatchewan, Whitehorse, Yukon, Elizabeth Colony in northern Alberta and in Nanaimo at Princess Anne and Fairview Elementary schools. She is remembered for her role as pastor’s wife and the many hours she spent in music, play, poetry and story writing, counseling, and Sunday school program development. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, teacher and friend. Her life touched many as she quietly helped those she could and prayed for those she was concerned about. Her students will remember her for beginning the day with Bible reading and the Lord’s prayer, (as long as she was able), for singing spelling and for singing all the verses of the National Anthem. She is predeceased by her husband Don, her daughter Anna Barber and her brothers John and David Patterson. She is survived by her son-in-law David Barber, daughters Donna (David Dick) and Evangeline (Brad Humphrey), sister Nancy Patterson, sisters-in-law Betty Patterson and Marguerite Patterson, brother-in-law Alfred Moore as well as twelve grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be a viewing on Friday, July 29th from 10:30 to 11:30 at Sands Funeral Chapel, #1 Newcastle Avenue, Nanaimo. A graveside service will take place at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens at 1:00pm followed by a memorial tea at 2:30pm at Nanaimo Alliance Church, 1609 Meredith Road, Nanaimo. Many, many thanks to the nurses, care aids, housekeeping, hospitality and recreation staff of Nanaimo Senior’s Village for making Louisa’s time there so special. In memory of Louisa you could take some time to read a book to a child or in lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Anna Barber Scholarship Fund, (C/O 6970 Lancewood Avenue, Lantzville, V0R 2H0), or the Gideons.


Sands Funeral Chapel

753-2032