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Obituary - Colleen Sheardown

Colleen Sheardown

1965 - 2018

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Sheardown(2018)

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Colleen Marie Sheardown, wonderful mother to Shelby, announce her unexpected passing near Vernon, B.C., on Monday, July 30, 2018, at the age of 53 years. Colleen was born and raised in Medicine Hat on June 24, 1965, a daughter to Jim and Connie Sheardown. With her roots and family in Medicine Hat, this is where she remained throughout her life. As a young lady, she gained employment with Shoppers Drug Mart and dedicated the next 28 years of her life as a long-time, loyal employee. As the Cosmetic Department Manager, her fun-loving and vibrant personality made her a natural fit for her position. Colleen was very chatty and became well known and more importantly, was well liked and respected by all who knew her. She lived life to the fullest and enjoyed the thrill of riding her motorcycle and belonging to the motorcycle family. She also loved to go shopping and spending time with family which included going camping and sitting around the campfire. The light of her life was her daughter, Shelby, who was absolutely everything to her! Colleen’s memory will be forever cherished in the hearts of her family: daughter, Shelby Sheardown; mother, Connie Sheardown; siblings and nephews: James (Coreen) Sheardown and their son, Christopher; Scott (Brenda) Sheardown and their son, Brock; Donna Lee (Collin) Stabler and their sons, Rylan and Tyson; and Carmen (Mike) Rath and their sons, Jake and Travis. Colleen is also survived by her companion, Al Harink as well as numerous friends and colleagues. She was predeceased by her father Jim in 2011 and two very close God-children, Casey and Dennis. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Celebration will be held at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 635 - 4th Street S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Canon Gene Packwood officiating. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial donations in Colleen’s memory may be made directly to St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 635 - 4th Street S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 0L1.


  1. Laureen and Mike Pare:
    Aug 01, 2018 at 06:04 PM

    Our heartfelt condolences to the family. So so sorry for your loss. Colleen's smile will live on forever.

  2. Tobi French:
    Aug 02, 2018 at 09:24 AM

    Words cannot express the heartbreak I feel over the passing of Colleen. I'm so sad I didn't get to say goodbye my friend. I will miss you more than you know. My deepest sympathies and condolences to Shelby and family.

  3. Merrilyn Fowler:
    Aug 02, 2018 at 11:07 AM

    Sending sincerely condolences to the family of our dear sweet Colleen. We have known her since her Girl Guide career. She was always ready to "Lend a Hand" and continued doing that her entire life. Colleen's smile and heartfelt wave will never be forgotten. Prayers to her family as she will be truly missed.

  4. Steve and Denise Kwas:
    Aug 02, 2018 at 11:48 AM

    We will always remember Colleen. When we went to Shoppers Drug Mart she was so friendly and accommodating. Such a beautiful lady with a big heart. Prayers go out to Colleen’s family.
    Steve and Denise Kwas

  5. Corinna Crawford:
    Aug 02, 2018 at 01:18 PM

    Dear Shelby and Sheardown family,
    First I would like to say how sorry I am to hear of your loss of Colleen, I have known Colleen since high school and have many great memories of her. A couple of my first memories with her were of cruising around in her super cool blue Camaro as teenagers and meeting some of our first teen heartthrobs together. As time went on we shared regular updates on romantic relationships, children, family, work and health. Colleen had the most contagious and best smile ever, she was a warm and genuine person and I am so lucky to say she was my friend for 35 years and I will never forget her. I hope you find some comfort in these memories to help you during this difficult time, take care.

  6. Elli and Dieter Wieczorek:
    Aug 02, 2018 at 03:38 PM

    We were so sorry to hear about Colleen and send our deepest condolences. May God help ease your pain and give you strength.

  7. Kreste and Corey Sadler:
    Aug 02, 2018 at 05:53 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Colleen always had such a warm and comforting smile. I loved running into her and talking about kids and work and whatever was going on at the time. She always had something nice to say and made my day brighter. She made a difference with her kindness and we will all miss her so very much..

  8. Carol Silcher:
    Aug 03, 2018 at 08:06 AM

    I'm very sad to hear about Colleen. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Sheardown family. Colleen was a wonderful person. She always stopped and said hello everytime we ran into each other. She'll be sadly missed.☹

  9. Lynda Zieb/Graham Smailes:
    Aug 03, 2018 at 10:42 AM

    Graham and myself would like to express our deepest condolences to the entire family.
    Colleen will always be fondly remembered by ourselves as well as many many others.

  10. Randy, Sheila and Tyler Anhelher:
    Aug 03, 2018 at 10:59 AM

    Dear Shelby and the Sheardown family,
    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Colleen. I met Colleen in high school and then later in life we reunited while registered in the same prenatal class. Our children grew up together, went to the same schools from kindergarten all the way to graduation. It was always a pleasure walking into Shoppers Drug Mart and seeing her there. Just very recently, I had the most pleasant visit with her. It was so nice talking to her and I remember telling her so. She will be missed dearly. She was a wonderful, hard working, beautiful and loving woman. May the memories of Colleen's love be with you all and comfort you at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sheila, Randy & Tyler

  11. Sherry Kereluik:
    Aug 03, 2018 at 01:34 PM

    I am sorry to hear of Colleen's passing. I have some great memories of visits with the family back in the 80's. I returned to Medicine Hat in 2007 and reconnected with Colleen while she was working at Shopper's Drug Mart. I so enjoyed finding out what everyone was up to. She was such a genuine, gentle and lovely soul. I will truly miss seeing her at the mall. The Sheardown family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Michelle Reimer:
    Aug 03, 2018 at 02:36 PM

    Colleen has left such a positive mark on the hearts of everyone that knew her. We all feel better for having had her in our life. Her smile her laugh and her presence were a gift. I will miss her too but I pray for strength and healing for your entire family during this difficult time.

  13. Debora:
    Aug 03, 2018 at 02:54 PM

    Shelby your mom has always been so proud and full of so much joy as her face was non stop smiling as she spoke about you to kees and I about all your endeavors such as your achievements I all that you have been doing with your career and personal life....
    Your mom was a funny lady... she cracked both kees n i even ocean up when she let the child in her open up.
    We will all miss her

  14. Neil Mundreon:
    Aug 03, 2018 at 04:31 PM

    I got to know Colleen through the Blue Knights run to Radium. Her, my wife Willow and myself went on a few long walks in Radium. Enjoyed her company as she was full of life and positiveness that it was very refreshing. A huge loss to our brotherhood and her family and friends. May she continue those long walks ‘above us’ while looking down on us!

  15. Wayne, Mary, Scott, Darren Sheardown:
    Aug 04, 2018 at 11:14 AM

    Our condolences for your loss. Take comfort in knowing that she lived large and happy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  16. Richard C. Worden:
    Aug 04, 2018 at 12:02 PM

    Dear Connie and Family,
    The Worden Family wants to express its sympathy to you on the loss of Colleen. We never entered Shoppers without being greeted at the door by a big "hello" and often a quick visit. Our thoughts and prayers are for you.

  17. Deneen &Tessa:
    Aug 04, 2018 at 01:29 PM

    Dear Shelby, Family, Al,

    We are so sorry for your loss.
    Tessa and I are fortunate to have shared some very good times with Colleen and Shelby. We will always cherish the memories.

    God bless

  18. J.P. and Paddi Gallimore:
    Aug 04, 2018 at 01:41 PM

    To Shelby, Connie and The Sheardown Families:
    We wish to send our Deepest Condolences to All. Colleen will always be remembered for her big warm smile and love of her family. It was always a pleasant experience running into her and keeping up on the Sheardown clan news. She was such a gentle and positive person… an inspiration to us all. Colleen will be missed by many. We are thinking of you at this sad time.

  19. Kathryn Exner:
    Aug 04, 2018 at 06:47 PM

    My sincerest sympathies as you mourn the loss of Colleen. I have known Colleen from St. Barnabas Church and enjoyed the times I would chat with her at Shoppers Drug Mart. A beautiful person with a warm heart, a genuine smile and a kindness in her soul. I pray that her zest for life and her love of family will be a source of comfort in the days to follow.

  20. Blue Knights Edmonton Metro chapter:
    Aug 05, 2018 at 10:35 AM

    The membership of Blue Knights Edmonton Metro send their condolences to the family and friends of Colleen. RIP

  21. Hazel Burgess:
    Aug 05, 2018 at 02:36 PM

    So sorry to read about losing Colleen, I only know her as my favourite clerk from Shoppers Drug Mart. As entering the door if she was nearby she always welcomed me, and was so friendly and helpful. If I needed something, she would help, and advise me. Truly a very great lady, and I will really miss her big smile. Shelby, you were lucky to have such a great Mom, and sorry for your loss, she was a treasure indeed!

  22. Jackie Jans:
    Aug 05, 2018 at 07:12 PM

    To Shelby and family, I knew your Mom for 20 years. We were single moms raising kids, we supported each other alot over the years. I’m going to miss your mom so much, praying for you Shelby sending you love. Jackie xo

  23. Adrienne Brooks:
    Aug 06, 2018 at 12:07 AM

    So Sorry to hear of the loss of Colleen. Colleen was such a kind and caring person; she will be greatly missed.

  24. Coleen Boxell:
    Aug 06, 2018 at 12:43 AM

    To Shelby & Family,
    My sincere condolences on the loss of Colleen. I volunteer with a local animal rescue & one of the things I do is pick up the mail from our PO Box in Shoppers. Every Saturday for the last 2 1/2 years, more often than not, Colleen was the first person I saw when I walked through the doors at Shoppers. She always had the biggest smile and the warmest greeting. She will be missed.

  25. Patrick and Judy Nieman:
    Aug 06, 2018 at 01:35 PM

    Our deepest condolences to the family. We remember Colleen’s smile and kindness. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  26. Peggy Hutchinson:
    Aug 06, 2018 at 06:55 PM

    My prayers and condolences to the families of Colleen. She was a great lady, I knew and met Colleen through my niece, Kim Freeman. Colleen always had a great smile and welcomed you when you walked into Shopper's. Colleen, The answer my friend is blowen in the wind ♥️

  27. Connie elchuk:
    Aug 07, 2018 at 03:04 PM

    Colleen was a amazing wonderful lady.Will miss her.

  28. Joanne & Rick Ebel:
    Aug 07, 2018 at 04:05 PM

    So very sorry to hear of Colleen's passing. Colleen was a kind, gentle and funny soul who will be dearly missed. Our thoughts are with you Shelby & your family at this very sad time.

  29. Garth and Peggy johnston:
    Aug 07, 2018 at 06:31 PM

    Dear Shelby and family
    We were sorry to hear about your mom, Shelby. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Garth and Peggy johnston

  30. Trudy Patrick:
    Aug 07, 2018 at 08:27 PM

    To Colleen’s family, coworkers and loved ones, I never knew her except that she waited on me at the Shoppers cosmetic department. I was always so glad to have her advice and expertise. I thought she was such a beautiful woman. I’m so saddened and shocked to hear this devastating news. Such a loss to everyone who knew her. Another one gone far too soon. May beautiful memories sustain you all at this difficult time.

  31. Ada Materi:
    Aug 08, 2018 at 12:51 AM

    Sincere Condolences & Sympathy to you All on your Loss of Colleen! I knew Colleen through Shoppers Drug Mart! I purchased many products from her & enjoyed her lovely warm friendly personality! May she R I P... she was way too young to be taken! 💔💔💔💕💕💕

  32. Joan Russell:
    Aug 08, 2018 at 09:56 AM

    Connie, Carmen and Family
    My deepest condolences to the entire family. My thoughts are with you.

  33. Sharon Mills and Dan Beaton:
    Aug 08, 2018 at 11:48 AM

    Shelby, Al and family,
    We are so sorry for your sudden loss. Colleen was a beautiful, kind person and we will miss her vibrant personality and huge smile. We pray that your happy memories will help you through your pain of her sudden passing and brighten the days ahead. Sharon and Dan

  34. Gary Pigula:
    Aug 08, 2018 at 06:22 PM

    To Donna Lee and family
    I just wanted to pass along my most sincere condolences on the passing of your sister. Losing a loved one is never easy but when it is sudden and unexpected it is especially difficult. I never knew your sister but if she was anything like you she must have been a wonderful person and it sounds very much like she was. I hope your family and loved ones can help you through this very difficult to understand time. Take care.

  35. Louise Campbell:
    Aug 09, 2018 at 01:34 AM

    I was so saddened to hear of Colleen’s
    passing. I got to know her from Shoppers.She was a delight and I always looked forward to having her serve me. She had a contagious smile and always so pleasant and kind. I will surely miss her. Rest In Peace beautiful lady.

  36. Orangetheory Fitness Family:
    Aug 09, 2018 at 11:34 AM

    You only blessed us with your presence once, yet you will always be remembered. Our hearts are heavy with sympathy for those that were blessed by you more often, and yet we hope to honour you by celebrating your life with all of the OTF family you left behind.

  37. Brenda Gazankas:
    Aug 09, 2018 at 03:37 PM

    So sorry to hear of the passing of a beautiful soul Colleen, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  38. Correy Mason:
    Aug 14, 2018 at 12:53 AM

    Shelby I am so sorry for your loss, your Mom was a wonderful person who I got to know over the past 7 years calling on her at the store. I will forever miss her upbeat presence when I visit. My thoughts are with you over this sad time.

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