Shan-Marie Edwards

April 2, 1953 to February 13, 2022


Shan-Marie Edwards (nee Maher)

It is with great sadness we share the passing of Shan-Marie, known by many as Shannie, who passed away peacefully on February 13, 2022.

She is survived by her children Charlotte (Ryan) and Bill (Connie), her sisters Edwina (Gerry) and Janet (Gerry), her brothers Frank (Theresa) and Charlie (Susan), nieces and nephews, cousins and countless friends. A special note of dearest friends Gillian Warrick and Debbie Hayes. She is pre-deceased by parents Frank and Margaret Maher, and sister, affectionately known as “Little Mona”.

Shannie would make friends wherever she would go and always remembered a smiling face, whether it was someone from choir from her younger years through the Our Lady of Mercy Glee Club, or in later years in her work as a Nurse. She could not go anywhere without running into someone she knew and would love to stop and have a chat. She cherished all her relationships and regularly reminisced of happy memories she made with friends and family members. She will be greatly missed.

Funeral service will be held from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 10 a.m. with interment to follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. 



10:00am, Saturday June 25th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Interment to follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.


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My sincere condolences to all the family. Shannie had a great sense of humour and could find a way to laugh at every situation. She kept us all in stitches.
She also kept us up to date on all your accomplishments, Charlotte and Billie. She was so proud of you both and loved you endlessly.
Sorry that I am unable to join you Saturday. May she rest in peace.

To all of Shannie’s family. Sorry to hear this very sad news of Shannie’s passing. Treasure all the great memories you have. Penny&Liam Halley.

Janet & Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Shannie’s passing , you were a wonderful sister to Shannie. Take good care of yourself and we will talk soon.
Peggy Hatfield

Charlotte and Billy, Thinking of you, so sorry for your loss. Lynn and Barry Bradbury

So sorry to hear about our friend Shannie; a lovelier person you could not meet she loved her children and their partners and was proud of all of you. . We are living in Toronto and will not be able to attend the service.

Our condolences
Ruth and John Noel

My deepest condolences to your family. I have very fond memories of Shannie from Our Lady of Mercy, Brownies, in later years from Nursing we both graduated in 1975 Shannie from St Clare’s and me from the General. Our daughters were in JA together. Frequently bumping into one another at the supermarket. Shannie was a delightful person always smiling. She will truly be missed.

Shannie was friends with my sister Gillian since their early school days. I remember Shannie best for her wise sayings, funny stories and the running jokes she would repeat when we met. Her fun sense of humour and her pleasant smile will stay in our memory.

Deepest sympathy to Shannie’s Family. Shannie was a lovely person , we go way back to grade school and Our Lady of Mercy Glee Club. The choir was like one big family we new the first graders and those in the eight grade. A special time for us all. She adored her children and will be missed by all. Treasure the memories. RIP

My condolences to Shannie’s family… we shared the same birthdate and year and celebrated April 2 many years together. Shannie was such a sweet and beautiful lady and so many memories of her at Mercy Convent and then Holy Heart. Rest peacefullly my dear friend and God Bless.

Frank & family sorry to hear about Shannie–Brian

It is with sadness that I learned of Shannie’s passing. To the children she loved with all her heart, I send you my sincere condolences. She was more than proud of you both. She spoke of you frequently and always about your accomplishments. You were her world! To her siblings, Janet, Frank, Charlie and Edwina I’m so sorry for your loss. I have known Janet and Frank for quite some time and I know that you were so good to her. No doubt she is singing with the angels now and is at peace. God Bless you all.

My Condolences to Shannie’s family.
Great fond memories with Shannie at Our Lady of Mercy Glee Club and Holy Heart of Mary..
Rest In Peace. God Bless.
Brenda Boland Mandville

My sincere condolences to Shannie’s family. I remember her as a friendly upbeat person. I hope your memories of her will help you during this sad time.

Tom and Judy Prim

Charlotte, Bill & Families, please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mom! Thinking of you at this difficult time. Hoping that the memories that you share will bring you comfort in the days ahead. Sincerely, Linda & Eric Bartlett

To Edwina, Janet, Frank, Charlie, Charlotte and Billy,
I’m so sorry to hear of Shannie’s passing. She was always the bright light in the room and was so very proud of her children and their accomplishments. May she Rest In Peace.

I’m so sad to hear of Shannie’s passing. Sincere condolences to her children and family. We were friends from our training affiliations and had reconnected at various times since then. Shannie could brighten any room with her smile and enthusiasm. Her heart was always brimming over with love and kindness for her children, siblings and friends. May she rest peacefully in the arms of the Lord.

Charlotte, Bill & members of The Maher Family,
I was sad to read of Shannie’s passing ! I knew Shannie from working at the Janeway, loved her sense of humour a very caring & upbeat woman .Wishing you all comfort & peace as you face the days ahead & loving memories to hold in your hearts .forever. R.I.P Shannie.

My deepest sympathy to Shannie’s children, Charlotte and Bill and to my friend Frank and the Maher family. My memories of Shannie go back to our childhood at Our Lady Of Mercy and the Mercy glee club. Shannie was a little doll always dressed beautifully and full of good will and enthusiasm. She had a happy and supportive childhood. We reconnected in later years and talked hours on the phone, remembering together mutual friends. She was a positive spirit who was always ready with a compliment and a supportive word. She adored her children and was extremely proud of their kindness and of their accomplishments. I will remember her as a bright spirit with a lot of love in her heart and a great appreciation for the best of life. RIP Shannie, you are loved.

Frank and the Maher family. I am so sorry to hear of Shannie’s passing. RIP.

My sincere condolences to Shannie’s family. I remember Shannie from my days in the lab and she as a nurse at St. Clare’s. She was always very friendly and smiling and was a comfort to her patients. I had met her again a few years ago and we caught up with each other at a local supermarket. Conversation revolved totally around her children. There was so much love as she told me about Charlotte and Bill. Rest in Peace Shannie. Sue

Charlotte and Bill, thinking of you both as you mourn the passing of your Mom. May Shannie’s gentle soul rest in peace.

We were so very sorry to learn of Shannie’s passing. She attended our wedding in Germany and, later, lived with us during her year long European adventure. Because of that time together, we will remember a kind, generous friend who had a wonderful sense of humour. Our heartfelt condolences to her children and the Maher family.

To Shannie’s family, I send my sincere condolences. My family and I have fond memories of meeting Shannie and becoming friends when she and I were at Memorial. and realized we lived only 3 doors away from each other.. We followed each other’s paths into nursing and shared enjoyable vacations with mutual friends. To Shannie’s children, Bill and Charlotte, your mother’s love and pride for you both was obvious to all who knew her.

To Shannie’s children & other family members, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of your Mom and sister.

Janet and Frank, Maher family, Shannie’ s children,
My condolences to you on Shannie’s passing. May you find comfort in the memories of times you shared with Shannie. Thinking of you at this sad time.

Our deepest condolences to the Edwards and Maher Families. We were so very sorry to hear of the passing of Shannie. It has been some time since we have seen Shannie, but we still remember her warm smile and hospitality. She was a lovely soul and the world will be darker without her. Sending our deepest sympathies.

My condolences to Shannie’s brothers and sisters as well as her children Charlotte and Billy.. I have many good memories of Shannie during our nursing days and my brief time working with her in the Janeway O.R. We shared wonderful times with our other friends on holidays together. She was so proud of her children and their accomplishments ,they meant everything to her..
Rest In Peace Shannie.

Margaret Ann ( Power) Beehan

A mother’s love is always with her children. Losing a mother is one of the deepest sorrows a heart can know. Her goodness, her caring and her wisdom lives on like a legacy of love that will always be with you. May that love surround you now and bring you peace.

Shannie and I spent a year together living in Europe and had wonderful adventures together. She was my bridesmaid at my wedding . Living in Ontario meant we didn’t see each other very often but we stayed in touch . I send my condolences to her children Charlotte and Bill , whom she spoke of with great pride , and to her brothers and sisters Geraldine (Lake) Foley

To the Edwards and Maher Families I am sad to hear of Shannie’s passing I grew up close to her when the family lived on Bonaventure Ave and we met again in Nursing. Shannie and l would always have a chat and catch up when we ran into each other. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this sad time.

Very sorry to hear this sad news. Condolences to all the family, especially Billy and Charlotte.. I got to know Shannie when our kids attended school together. She was a superb and dedicated Mother who did everything for her family.. And since then, as you say, I always enjoyed running into her for a lovely chat. Rest In Peace, Shannie.

Janet & Family my condolences on the passing of Shannie.. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May she RIP