Obituaries

Shannon Louise Baarschers

Saturday, 04 July 1953 - Friday, 05 January 2018

Death Notice

"I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."


Shannon Louise Baarschers has taken her place in paradise. Hallelujah!


Always the organizer, Shannon has gone ahead to prepare a place in heaven for her family. Survived by her devoted husband Bill; daughter Alana (Jeff & Kayden Hayes); son Dustin (Lauren & Jace, Ainsley, Blake); mother Julia (Birdie) Core; sister and best friend Tracy Perron (Yvon); special nephew Leith Perron (Hayley & Gwen); uncles/aunts Merv Mothersell (Janice), Pat & David Armstrong; mother-in-law Alice Baarschers; brothers-in-law George (June, Janet & Kenny), Ed (Deb, Bill, David, Dawn), Jeff (Lynn, Danielle, Brett, Janessa) Baarschers; Predeceased by her father “Bill-Bub” Core, special aunt Maxine Core. Father-in-law George Baarschers, Brother-in-law Jan Baarschers (Judy).


Shannon lived in Sarnia her whole life. She married her childhood sweetheart Bill. She worked with children and in the field of education her entire career. She and Bill raised Alana and Dustin and were thrilled when Alana married Jeff and Dustin married Lauren. The greatest joys of her life were her grandchildren: Jace “Rooney”, Ainsley “Curly Sue”, and Blake “Pookie” Baarschers, Kayden Hayes and great niece Gwen “Penguin” Perron.


She was a member of Dunlop United Church where she actively participated on the Pastoral Care and the Prayer Team.


Her greatest desire would be for people to draw closer to her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Throughout her brief but difficult battle with mesothelioma, she constantly prayed for others, lead people to the Lord, spoke of the goodness of God and found her strength in Jesus Christ. In her last breaths, she witnessed, “I’ve never lost sight of the cross.”


Special thanks to Dr. Sean Peterson & Staff; Dr. Crombeen & St. Joseph’s Hospice Staff; Dunlop United Church Family; and a special thanks to Reverend Adam Kilner for his spiritual support, love and friendship.

Visitation

Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Service

A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 4:00 p.m.

Donations

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Dunlop United Church Pastoral Care or St. Joseph’s Hospice.

42 Condolences

  • Grant Sonya McDonald January 6, 2018 01:33pm

    Dear Bill & Family, Our sincere condolences in the loss of precious wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister. Shannon was such a beautiful person who will be missed by everyone who had the honour of knowing her. May your happy memories sustain you in the very difficult days to come. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • bill and regi whyte January 6, 2018 01:04pm

    May your memories keep your hearts happy!
    regi and bill

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