Velma Shanks

Shanks, Velma
Velma Shanks of Smiths Falls passed away January 24, 2018 at Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital in her 93rd year. Velma was born in Broadview, Saskatchewan, raised in Kapuskasing, Ontario and graduated from University of Toronto with a bachelor of Nursing Degree. She was an avid reader, a life-long learner and teacher, and was physically active till the end. She loved being outdoors, in the garden, long walks and to travel. She is survived by her husband Arthur Shanks, sons Tim (Charlene), John (Cauleen), Mark and Rob, 5 grandchildren Jamie and Casey Shanks, Shannon Lavoie, Jacob Coville and Colin Shanks and 7 great grandchildren, Hunter and Henley Shanks, Wesley Shanks, Aila and Teo Lavoie, Olivia and Payton Coville. A private family gathering to celebrate her life will held at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls. Interment, St. Francis de Sales Cemetery. Memorial donations in Velma’s name may be made to the Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital.


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