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Posted: February 8, 2022

Obituary of Marjorie Shea

Marjorie “Midge” SHEA

May 9, 1937 ~ January 29, 2022 (age 84)

On January 29, 2022 at age 84, Marjorie (Midge) passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family in Fernie, BC.

Midge was born on May 9, 1937 in Cape Breton, NS. In 1958 she married her husband, Austin Shea, who was a member of the Canadian Military. Austin’s career gave the family the opportunity to live and travel across Canada. Midge and Austin had four children: three daughters and one son.

Midge truly lived life to the fullest and loved the simple pleasures: playing cards, walking in nature with her dog Penny, and camping with family. She had a spicy sense of humor and was a keen judge of character, she was hard working, a great cook, and fiercely independent. Midge was dearly loved by her children, grandchildren, and family.

Midge is survived by her daughter Jane (Al), son Danny (Anne), and her daughter Bonnie (Cliff). She is also survived by her sister Barb, her brother Donnie and several nieces and nephews. Midge was predeceased by her husband Austin and daughter Norma, her parents Adeline and Leo O ’Handley, brothers Davey, Johnny, and Leo, and sisters Ruth, Betty, Shirley, and Kay.

Midge will be deeply missed by her children, ten grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren, family, and friends.

Midge’s family would like to thank Dr Soetaert and the care team for their support during this difficult time.


Do not stand at my grave and weep

I am not there; I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow

I am the diamond glint in the snow;

I am the sunlight on ripened grain

I am the gentle falling rain.

When you awake in the morning hush

I am the swift uplifting rush;

Of quiet birds in circled flight

I am the soft stars that shine at night.

So do not stand at my grave and cry

I am not there – I did not die……


The Broken Chain

 We little knew that day that

God was going to call your name.

In life we loved you dearly

In death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you,

you did not go alone;

for part of us went with you,

the day God called you home.

You left us peaceful memories,

your love Is still our guide,

and though we cannot see you,

you are always at our side.


Our family chain is broken,

and nothing seems the same,

but as God calls us one by one,

the chain will link again.


Forever in our hearts

Love Jane, Danny and Bonnie


Legacy of Love


A wife, a mother, a grannie too,

This is the legacy we have from you.

You taught us love and how to fight,

 You gave us strength, you gave us might.

A stronger person would be hard to find,

And in your heart, you were always kind.

You fought for us all in one way or another,

Not just as a mother, not just as a grandmother.

For all us you gave your best,

Now the time has come for you to rest.

So, go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,

Your love in our hearts, we’ll

Eternally keep

If flowers grow in heaven,

Lord, then pick a bunch for us.

Then place them in our grannies’ arms

And tell her they’re from us.

Tell her that I love and miss her

And when she turns to smile,

Place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for a while.

Because remembering her is easy,

We do it every day,

But there’s an ache within our hearts

That will never go away.


With love From ALL her Grandchildren

Ashley, Justin, Ryan, Kyle, Jeremy, Jesse, Katie,

Dana, Caitlin, Arthur.

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