When I heard Shelagh's story on WBUR, I stopped, re-ran the story to let it sink in. A brief embodiment of Grace in the world. I read the Forbes article, then the original obituary. Your story made me want to aspire to be more like you. I hope your example inspires multitudes to more meaningful New Year resolutions. Thank you for having lived, and thank you to all who shared and propagated your story.
I wasn't blessed to know Shelagh in life, but touched by her story in The Star. She was an amazing soul. I am sending so much love and light to those feeling her absence now. Keep her spirit alive through your love.
This story reminded me of who I truly strive to be and that I am still living, breathing, and able to make a difference. It als reminds me that you should never take that "time" for granted...
I have never met Shelagh but through Montreal obituaries I linked to the article written about her. What a huge loss for the World not to have her in it any longer. If we all lived like Shelagh did, what a wonderful place we would live in. So very sorry for your loss.
Shelagh is one of the most beautiful people in the world. She was always warm, helpful, genuine, supportive and kind. A pure soul she is.
We have shared so much in the past 7 years - through ups and downs, fun and pain at work and in life. She was very knowledgeable, professional and passionate about her career. Often we shared our vision, ideas and opinion on many things around us.
Both Shelagh and i love animals, specially our doggies. I remember how heart-broken she was when she lost Kerri. After a few years, she got herself a new friend and named him Jerzey, the goofy boy. We can never express enough how much our buddies mean to us and how happy they make us. Who can i talk with from now on?
I have been missing Shelagh dearly everyday since her passing. She comes into my dreams every now and then, smiling but never talks. I wonder what that means. Some friends say that's the way she says goodbye. I try to hang in there but it's so hard. Hope i can find strength and comfort someday...
I love you, Shelagh.
Missing you loads,
Shelagh was a beautiful, kind and generous soul who features large in some of the memories I hold closest to my heart. Sending love to all her family and friends. She will truly be missed.
Thursdays tribute to Shelagh was strong, beautiful, funny and heartwarming - just like Shelagh. My heartfelt and deepest sympathies to Mrs Gordon, Heather, Cynnie, Sue and their families. The world is a lesser place without your lovely Shelagh.
You are in my thought and my prayers. Love to you all.
Shelagh, it was many moons ago that we met at Drew and Susie's wedding, but I remember your smile, your zest for life and the fun we had. The world had lost a lovely person.
I am just so sorry to hear this news. I have such fond memories of time spent with the Gordon girls. Shelagh will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
My deepest symapthies to Sue, Heather, Cyn, Sue and their families. My heart is heavy for all of you on the tragic and shocking passing of your deeply loved Shelagh. I will remember Shel always
Deepest sympathy to the family - I sometimes wish I lived closer and this is definitely one of those times - I remember Shelagh so clearly - such a wonderful spirit.
Heartfelt condolences to the entire family. The memorial was truly a beautiful tribute to Shelagh and her memory...a time that brought people together to mourn a tragedy but left being inspired by how much joy Shelagh brought into our lives.
Today's memorial service for Shelagh was probably the nicest service I have ever attended! A great tribute to Shelagh and her family! God bless all of you.
It is with great sadness the loss of your presence.
You, your smile and your good heart, will be missed.
May your family be watched upon.
My deepest condolences to Shelagha's family.
On this day of Remembrance ... We can only believe when one's beautiful life is so shorten here on earth that God had other more important plans for our Shelagh.. you are a chosen one Shelagh, who will help to guide our light and be in our hearts forever! May your wonderful spirit, carry your family and friends at this difficult time. Love you forever ..
Shelagh, We will miss you, and remember you always.
I would like to offer the family my deepest condolences, my prayers are with you.
What a loss! Our deepest condolences to mom, sisters, family. We will miss her! Bob & Lii B. (Thornhill, Ont)
I knew Shelagh many years ago, we sang a song together the last time I saw her.
I recall these words. "but I swear in the days still left, we'll walk in fields of gold."
She was a wonderful woman, I'm certain many will miss her. My sincere thoughts to her friends and family
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Shelagh was always such a wonderful person to talk to, with so much positive energy. She will be greatly missed.
A truly amazing, wonderful and beautiful person. It was always a pleasure speaking with you. You will be greatly missed. Condolences to Shelagh's family. God Bless.
I saw Shelagh at two farmers' markets. In Gravenhurst she was helping Heather and they were right beside me. We were busy with our customers and didn't talk much but I remember her face and her smile; and she was, as the Moores have said, a bright light, and she will be missed, even by those who only briefly knew her.
Sooooooooooooo many memories.
May Heavenly Father Bless and Keep you and may you rest in peace. Much Love, M
I am truly blessed to have had Shelagh as a dear friend and an important part of my life will miss our heart-to-heart chats and the sound of her voice! My heart goes out to her family!
I didn't know Shelagh but after talking with the family in preparation for her service, I truly feel I've missed out on knowing one of the brightest and most loving souls on earth.....she was and is a gift to everyone whose life touched hers.
Shelagh was a bright light when she visited us at market.We will truly miss her.
May god give your family strength during this difficult time.
My heartfelt condolences to Shelagh's family. You will truely be missed
My deepest sympathies to the Gordon family. Shelagh will truly be missed, she was the sweetest of people - God Bless.
"Truly a genuine and lovely person, with heartfelt condolences to Shelagh's family" Lynn Gaffen (Toronto)
Our condolences to Shelagh's family. She will be truly missed by friends, colleagues and family.
Michael and Inc
It is with heartfelt sadness that the Luksis family extends their condolences to the extended Gordon family on the passing of your beloved Shelagh. We were all shocked and saddend that such a bright, positive life was taken too soon.
Maris, Brenda, Christine and Ryan
My sincerist condolences on the passing of beautiful Shelagh...To the Gordon family, our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this time of great sorrow.
You will truly be missed you have left a mark on my heart I will never forget you.
Almost 20 years ago, we laughed together as we stood watching our puppies race around Eglinton Park in the sunshine. We have been fondly recalling those happy times and thinking of you Shelagh.
though many years have passed since we last shared your joyful company the memory will continue; our deepest condolences to all who hold Shelagh in their hearts.
In loving memory of a wonderful person. I will always remember the great times we shared together with family and friends. My deepest sympathy to the Gordon family.
You will truly be missed. My deepest sympathies to the Gordon Family.
Shelagh I am deeply saddened by your loss. Your beautiful heart and smile will forever be in my memory. Thank you for all your devotion and love. I will truly miss you. My heart is heavy for your family and I wish them strength and support right now. love always Lisa
I will hold all our memories of our working and friendship years together . My heart goes out ton your family
Brunos Fine Foods
I'm so sorry - I've known Shelagh since we were 14 yrs old - I spoke to her last wk and she didn't say that there was anything wrong - I'm so sorry
My deepest sympathies to the Gordon family! I'm so sorry for your loss. So many great memories of Shelagh. Another star is in the skies.
Forever and Always I will love and miss you!
Oh, Shelagh, you will be missed SO much...
heartfelt sympathies to your whole family
Our condolences to Shelagh's family. We remember sitting on Mark and Cyn's deck at the cottage last summer and spending time with Shelagh having some drinks and good laughs.So glad we got that chance.
Her memory will live on within her large and loving family.
Theo and Gail Gerrits
Shelagh will be missed by all who knew her. She was a wonderful caring, loving person. My heartfelt condolences to all who knew and loved her. Gayle Franklin