SHANKEL – Dorothy Mae, 85, of Liverpool, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at home with her daughters by her side.
Born in Worcester Mass, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Annie (Smith) Fisher.
Dorothy emigrated to Petite Riviere, Nova Scotia at an early age and graduated from Provincial Normal College. She began her teaching career at age 17 spanning nearly three decades in Lunenburg, Halifax and Queens Counties retiring from the former Liverpool Junior High School. She served as an organist for churches in Petite Riviere and Hunt’s Point. She was a member of Zion United Church and served as an elder, a Sunday school teacher, a choir member and a member of the U.C.W. She was a member of the Queens County Arts and Crafts Council, the Gorham Chapter of the I.O.D.E. the Retired Teachers Organization, Mersey Branch #38, Royal Canadian Legion, Liverpool Ladies Auxiliary and Emerald Rebekah Lodge #6 and a member of the local seniors activity group. She enjoyed many crafts, music and travel.
She furthered her education with numerous courses from Acadia, St. Mary’s and Dalhousie Universities. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her daughters Suanne (Gordon) Sampson of Port Mouton and Catherine Blake of Alexander, Maine, grandchildren Alexandra Fahey, Katrina King, Emily Dobbin, all of Nfld., Morgan and Benjamin Sampson, Bryan, Caleb and Rebecca Blake. Great grandchildren Alexander, Liam, Devon, Olivia, Addison and Lucas.
She was predeceased by her loving husband of 53 years Earl Winslow, cherished daughter Sheri Maureen Shankel-Woolfrey, infant grandson Patrick Blake, brother Warren and sister in law Marjorie (Fisher) Munro.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Zion United Church, Liverpool. Reverend Sheila Redden-Smith officiating. A private family committal will take place at a later date in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Port Mouton. No flowers by request, donations may be made to Queens County Branch of the Victorian Order of Nurses or to Zion United Church, Liverpool. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Janet and George Fletcher
Suanne: We were sorry to hear about your mother. Our prayers and our thoughts are with you.
Gordon,Andrea ,Matthew &Jonathan Veinot
We are very sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing.May all your wonderful memories bring you great comfort at this sad time.
Robert & Sally Fader
To Dorothy’s family:
I was so sorry to hear of Dorothy”s passing. She was such a kind, gentle person and I always enjoyed talking to her in Chuch. She was always dressed beautifully. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
So sorry to hear of your moms passing,cherish the memories that you have with her.
Sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was one of my favourite teachers.
Suanne & Family….I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Lauren
Curtis & Linda Leslie Maillett
To all members and friends of Dorothy Shankel, we wish to send our heartfelt condolences. I had the distinct pleasure to care for Mrs. Fisher(Dorothys Mom) from time to time, and was totally amazed with all the things Dorothy was involved in making. The most beautiful work that I had ever seen, done by Dorothy. She was just incredible. I used to love watching Dot & Earl off to their square dances. She lived Life. RIP Dorothy Shankel. Most sincerely Linda & Curtis Maillett of Brooklyn.
Rhonda, Carl and Cassie Oakes
Cathy and Family, Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers are being sent your way. May the love you share and the memories you made help your through these difficult days now, in the future and until you meet again!
Corrina and Sadie Shediac
We are so very sorry for your loss. Dorothy was a super wonderful, loving, caring woman. We will miss her greatly. Xoxoxo
Katie and Sandy, sorry to hear of your Grandmother’s passing. Praying for you and your family at this difficult time!
Leslie and George Handspiker
To the Shankel Family , So sorry for your loss . Dorothy was a kind and great neighbour . We will miss her . Our thoughts and prayers are with you .Sincerely Leslie and George
Leslie and George Handspiker
To the Shankel Family , Sorry for your loss . Dorothy was a kind and great neighbour . We will miss her . Our thoughts and prayers are with you . Sincerely Leslie and George
Suanne and Cathy, sorry to hear about your Mom, what can one really say at these tough times . Take care , Tish.
Staff Of SQ Middle School
Suanne and Family
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. At times like this we often rely on family. Remember, we are your extended family and we share your grief. Lean on us if needed…we are here.
Peggy & Francis Payzant
Dear Suanne & Catherine & Families.
I Am So very Sorry to hear of Your Mom’s Passing, What A Lovely Lady Mrs. Shankel Was. When she came into the Sobeys store for her Groceries We always had a chat together. I will miss seeing her come in, A Very Caring And Loving Lady who always put other people first never thinking twice about it. She is now Free from Pain and has earned her Golden Wings. May Mrs. Shankel now REST IN PEACE for her duties are now done.( And A Job Well Done!!!! )
Our Thoughts And Prayers Are with you at this most Difficult time in your Lives. May God Cradle you in his Arms And give you the support and Strength in the Days to come!!!
Francis & Peggy Payzant!!!
To the Family:
I was saddened to hear of Dorothy’s passing. she was a wonderful friend and I have a lot of great memories of her at McDonalds at our coffee group.Please accept my sincere condolences.
Jamie, Michelle, Austin and Kerry Carson
Aunt Cathy and family,
We are sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences. As you know, time will make it better but today and so many tomorrows will be difficult. We are thinking of you and praying that God will help you through this time, and give you strength and peace. Big hugs and uch love!!!
To the family of Dorothy,
I was so saddened to hear of your mother’s/grandmother’s passing.I only got to really know her since being involved in Zion United,but I had the
great pleasure of helping Rev.Sheila this summer doing visitations.I chose Dorothy.I’m so glad that I did because I grew to be very fond of her and realized that I had missed out by not knowing her earlier.We
had some very candid discussions.She was a very brave person.
Thinking of you during this sad time. Your Mother was a great teacher, I remember her fondly.
Suanne and family,
I am sorry to hear of your loss.
Dorothy’s family Dorothy and I go back a long way. As we were both teachers we always had something to chit chat about . WE and some others used to travel evenings to B’water together and took many Acadia courses together. WE had so many laughs together so I have many good memories.Sincere condolences From Phyllis Leaman
Manson & Nancy White
So sorry to hear about your wonderful Mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Margo Hanley (Fisher)
Dear Suanne, Cathy and family: I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was always a proper lady and always had time to stop and chat. She will be missed by all who knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Terri (Huskins) Longmire
So sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.
Suanne and Cathy.
So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Dorothy used to visit with me on my patio several times in the Summer each year. We used to have lots of chats. She was always a gracious lady. She always wore her jewellery to match her outfits everyday. She is now away from pain. Rest in Peace Dorothy, we will miss you.
From the McDonalds coffee group.
We will miss having Dorothy around the table at McDonalds. We always looked forward to her coming everyday. RIP Dorothy.
from the McDonalds Coffee Group.
I’m so sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. Dorothy is my great aunt, my mother is Cindy, one of Warren and Marjorie’s daughters. Dorothy and I faithfully exchanged Christmas cards each year, though I have not seen her since I was very young. I will miss receiving her card this year. My sincere condolences to Suanne, Cathy and families.
Brenda and Ira Huskins
Sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing, know there are lots of memories for you to hold onto. Sending prayers to all of her family.
Diane & Randy Brown
Cathy and family,
Sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
DEAR SUEANNE &CATHY & FAMILYS IM very sorry to hear of AUNT DOROTHY,S PASSING SHE WAS THE SWEETIES aunt that I had I will never for get her no matter where I saw her we always had a chat so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prays are with you at this sad time r.i.p. aunt Dorothy
Cathy, Sueanne and families, Sorry for your loss, it was a pleasure to have known your mom. I am sure you all have some wonderful memories to hold in your hearts. Thinking of you all.
Dear Suanne and Family,
My most sincere condolences on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during these difficult times. May your memories ease your grief and the company of family and friends comfort you in the times ahead.
Philip and Holly Smith
Suanne, Cathy and families,
We were saddened to read that your Mother had passed. She was a vibrant lady, and so very engaged in her community. We know she will be missed by all who knew her, but especially her family. Thinking of you all in the days ahead.
Holly and Philip
Jean Smith -Maritime Conference UCW
On behalf of the Maritime Conference United Church Women, deepest sympathy to Dorothy’s family and friends.. Loved ones remain in hearts and memories, a treasure never lost. As people of faith, it is a great comfort to know that the Love of God surrounds us always; God shares your joy; God feels your sorrow, and helps you find strength to carry on with the routine of life and with the challenges you face at times like this.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, In Christian Love, Jean Smith – Maritime Conference UCW Corresponding Secretary.
Please accept my sincere condolences. Having her as a neighbour growing up I will always remember how she was so friendly, warm, and caring to everyone, as was your father. It was a pleasure to have known them both. Thinking of you all.
Cathy & Rollie Wentzell
Suanne, Cathy, and Families,
We are very sorry to hear of your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this
Geraldine and Harry Cunningham.
Dear Suanne & Family,
So sorry to hear of you’re mother passing
Our Thought’s and Prayers are with you & you’re family.
Dear Suanne and Cathy, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom, she was my only Aunt and the last of our family from that generation. Despite the time and distance that have been between our visits I have always had only good memories of her and kept her updated on the growth of my family. My wife does not understand our Western culture of often going years without contacting family (could be just a Fisherism), at moments like this I can only agree and tell you with a heavy heart that I wish I had taken one more opportunity to come home. Rob
McDonald Coffee Gang
Suanne and Cathy and families
Please accept our condolences on the loss of your mother. We always waited for Dorothy to arrive at McDonalds to see what jewerely she would be wearing that matched her outfits. She sure was a classy lady and loved by everyone. RIP Dorothy. We will miss you at coffee time in the mornings.
McDonalds Coffee Gang
Ruth Anne Zwicker
Suanne, Cathy and families…
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Your mom was a wonderful lady. She had a spirit for life and no matter what, she kept moving forward. A wonderful role model to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren…. There is no right time to say good bye but I hope you can find comfort in knowing she is at peace. Thinking of you all. Take Care, Ruth Anne
Ivan& Marilyn Huskins
To Dorothy’s Family
We are truly sorry to see the passing of your mother.
She was such a nice person and will be missed by all and
everyone she was close too. God bless you all and may
Ivan & Marilyn Huskins
Walter and Sherri Miller
Suanne,Cathy and Families: We ere so saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing.She was a lovely lady and always positive,she never complained about anything.She will certainly be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.Our condolences to all your family at this time.
To Dorothy’s Family sorry to hear of your mom passing . She was a lovely person . Enjoyed many a chat at coffee with her thinking of you all .
Wanda J Horton
Mrs. Shankel was one of the nicest teachers that I had in Junior High . The one thing that I most remember is her telling us to never go to bed angry and to always tell the ones we cared about , how much we loved them . I can still hear her “Charm Bracelet” jingling as she wrote on the chalk board . My deepest sympathy to her family.
Wanda J Horton
Myles, Paula, Clay and Reid Winters
Suanne, Cathy, Gord, Morgan & Ben,
We were saddened to hear of Dorothy’s passing and are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Suanne – so sorry to read of your Mom’s passing. I know you have many great memories that you and your family will share as you think back over the years. Hugs – Donna
Sorry to hear about your loss. Mrs. Skankel was a wonderful neighbour. She will be missed.
Shirley & Paul Shot
To Dorothy’s family: Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. It is very difficult to say good bye to our loved ones. May you take some comfort in knowing so many share in your loss. Treasure the memories you will always have in your hearts of a very kind and gentle lady whose soul has now been turned over to God. Thinking of you all.
Beulah & Jim Mitton
So sorry to hear of your loss. Dorothy was a wonderful teacher and
a special friend to all who knew her.
May God give you the strength you need to get through this difficult time. God Bless
Dorothy was a wonderful teacher with a big soft spot for her students who revered her in kind. She was the model of organization and efficiency.
It was always clear, however, that although Dorothy was a career woman, her family was her first priority and love. Lessons well learned!
We send our deepest condolences from Cape Breton to all the family.
Barb and Lorne
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I had many little chats with her on Sunday mornings where we both seemed to frequent for our coffee to start our day. It was a pleasure!
Take care and I know you will have good memories to rely on.
Suanne and family, I am very sorry to hear of your mum’s passing. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Suanne and Cathy and families. I was saddened to hear that Dorothy had passed away so soon. I am so glad that I had a chance to visit and share some laughs and tears when I was home in the summer. She will always be remembered at Christmas when I hang the sock she made for me when I was just a little girl. My deepest condolences go out to all of you.
Suanne and Cathy, I am so sorry for you loss. Time and distance allow me to remember Aunt Dorothy only from the view of my childhood. She was always trying to feed me more food and as I recall made a mean lobster sandwich. I know you were very close to your mother and her passing is a great loss to you and your families. I hope you find comfort in knowing she is free of pain and reunited with Uncle Earl.
Deepest regards Carol Fisher
Mary Louise Killam
May I send condolence’s to Dorothy’s family on behalf of her provincial IODE family.
Mary Louise Killam
President, IODE Nova Scotia
Cathy, Suanne and Families,
Know that my thought and prayers are with you all during this time. Over the years we have shared many times together of laughter, stories, jokes and usually way too much food. Dorothy always loved to be in the mix with everyone. She and your father were great to have visit. It meant we got some of their traditional foods and your mother always seemed to manage to have at least one adventure per trip that left us all laughing. Throughout the years she offered us much advice, supported us and loved us. Her joy that she took in her grand daughters and later her great grand children has left them with a wonderful legacy of the great grandmother that will bring smiles to their faces for the rest of their lives. I know this time is difficult but I also know that you will draw strength from each other and from your families and friends. You mother will be deeply missed, but her amazing spirit will be with us forever. Blessings.
Emily, Kate and Sandy,
You know that the three of you have been constantly on my mind these past few days in particular. I know that there will be moments when memories (although precious and wonderful) will tug at your heart staring and moments of flashbacks will cause a heart ache. I hope you realize that I am there with you in spirit every moment. NanNan loved the three of you so much and you gave her so much to be proud of. She always managed to save newspaper clippings of you all or find a special slipping that she would send to you all about a holiday or special event. Each time she had the chance to spend some time with you she was filled with joy. We have all been blessed by here presence on our journey. Nan Nan will continue that journey with you in another form that may be different for each of you. Know I love you three very much and my heart aches with you now. However I have seem the miracle of what happens when you three start to feed support and love to each other. There will be some tears shed here today and tomorrow as well. However mostly they will be tears of gratitude for a life that enriched ours. I believe that your grandmother will enjoy the next portion of her journey as much as the first. I know she will find a way to stay in close contact with you and her spirit and joy of family will continue to inspire you. I miss you three.My heart is holding the three of you close. Consider yourself hugged and loved. Dad
Leon & Norma Robertson
To Dorothy’s Family.We are so sorry for your loss. Please pass on our condolences to the whole family. I always enjoyed talking with Dorothy at morning coffee. She Taught with Leon’s Mom. Mary Robertson. She had many stories about those years..
Leon & Norma Robertson
Rev. Gloria Churchill
To the family of Dorothy Shankel,
While I never had the privilege of personally knowing your loved one, I see she touched many lives through her family, friends, teaching career, community, lodge, and church involvement. On behalf of the Maritime Conference and myself I extend to you our sincere appreciation for her many contributions as elder, Sunday school teacher, choir, and UCW as well as her financial contributions over the years. Also please accept our heartfelt sympathy on her death. May your memories and God’s love bring you comfort and sustain you in the days, weeks, and months ahead. In Peace, Rev. Gloria Churchill, President of Maritime Conference of the United Church of Canada
I was saddened to hear of Dorothy’s illness and passing. I knew her through the IODE and Zion United. I appreciated her down-to-earth common sense and humour. She will always be known for her sense of style, as well. She will be sorely missed.
Dear Shankel Family,
My deepest sympathy at the loss of your Mother.
She was a wonderful person and a great teacher.
She taught me in grade 5.
To the family of the late Dorothy Shankel i am very sorry to hear about her loss she was a wonderful lady and a favourite teachers Dorothy loved music Especially country music she loves attending variety shows and jam sections our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family she is now flying with the Angels R I P Dorothy
Roger & Valerie Wilcox
To the Shankel family, We are so very sad this week on hearing the passing of your dear mother. Our entire community has lost a wonderful caring citizen. Our thoughts and prayers are with all. Please accept our sincere sympathy.
Jordan and Bella Oickle(Annie) and Bernard Roy
To the Shankel family. Was so sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. R.I.P. Dorothy
Faye and Jim Conrad
Susanne and family very sorry to hear about your mother. She was one of my teachers growing up and I always was fond of her. She will be missed.
Ron & Barb Campbell
We are saddened to hear of Dorothy’s passing. It was always a pleasure to chat with here whenever we met. Please accept our condolences.
Bev and Wayne Crouse
Suanne and family
Dorothy was such a stately lady with a great smile. We are so sorry to hear of her passing and send our sincere sympathy.