PARENTEAU, Shelley Maureen
Shelley Maureen Cameron-Parenteau, age 63, passed away peacefully on February 27 with family and love surrounding her. She was born and bred in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and no matter where she lived, she held Cape Breton dear to her heart.
She was the daughter of Martin James and Ella Mae (McKinnon) Cameron, who predeceased her as did her brother Graham. She is survived by her husband Al, her children Lindsay (Andrew, Cadence, Clark), Jillian (Adam, Dorian, Ewan, plus baby #3 in June), Sam, and Connor, all in Alberta; siblings Stewart (Cathy) of NS, Barry (Pamela) of BC, Denise (Leo) of Texas, and Tracey (Karl) of ON.
Shelley was a mother extraordinaire. She could have written a book on how to be an amazing mom yet somehow made it look easy. They were raised with her scrumptious home cooking, and her baked goodies brought happiness to all who were lucky enough to savour them. Her cinnamon twists, French bread, and apple pies were truly memorable!
Shelley met Al, the man of her dreams, in 2001. They lived with their children in Porter’s Lake, Nova Scotia, until 2005 when they all moved to Leduc, Alberta. They drove across the country with four children, 4 dogs and 3 cats. When they were stopped at a gas station and a little girl looked over and said to her mom, “Look! It’s a zoo!”, that pretty much summed it up for her love of animals.
Shelley went to school for Graphic Design, but her innate artistic ability rivalled anything you would learn in school. From drawings to family Christmas stockings, she made everything with love and her talent brought happiness to those who were lucky enough to be on the receiving end of it.
Shelley had a beautiful singing voice and played the piano for many years. Whether she was singing at a wedding, singing lullabies to her babies, or just singing along with a song on the radio, you could just hear the natural beauty in her voice.
Shelley and Al’s family grew with the addition of two adorable grandchildren, Dorian and Ewan. The sun rose and set for her with those little guys! She loved babies beyond belief, and having babies around again made her happier than a bee on a sunflower.
Although Shelley left us far too soon, she created endless happy memories with her husband, children, grandchildren, siblings, and many friends. She wanted us to remember her without sadness, which seems impossible right now, but to honour her we will do our best to do just that.
A Funeral Service will be held Friday, March 4, 2022 at 1:00 pm. at St.Vitals Catholic Parish (4905 50 St, Beaumont, AB T4X 1J9).
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