Richard Charles Shelford

With a deep sense of sorrow and loss, the Warner and Pennyfeather families, announces the passing of our brother, brother-in-law and our uncle, Richard Shelford, on Saturday, February 08, 2020, at the age of 81.
He passed away peacefully, will be sadly missed and forever remembered, by his sisters, Wilma Nicholas & Carmen Warner, their children, Alan & Christopher Nicholas, Patricia Nicholas-Mahon, & Richard Warner respectively.
Brothers-in-law, Lloyd Pennyfeather Sr., Neville Adams, Patrick Nicholas.
Nephews, Kenneth, Patrick, Michael & Lloyd Jr. Pennyfeather.
Grand-Nephews, Kevin, Mark, Cameron, AJ, Allaric, Xaviee, Zavon Pennyfeather.
Grand-Neices, Dawn and Imani Pennyfeather, Melanie Bye-Keufler, Cleo Crossley-Rose
Neices-in-law, Marcia & Debbie Pennyfeather, Vanessa Francis.
Members of the TM movement.
He is pre-deceased by his Mother, Ellen Warner, his sister, Pauline Pennyfeather and his nephew, Allan Pennyfeather.

A visitation will be held at, Serenity Funeral Service, located at 5311-91 Street, NW, Edmonton, Alberta, on Thursday, February 20, 2020, from 7:00PM to 9:00PM

A Celebration Of Life, will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020, at 1:00 PM, at the Edmonton Moravian Church, located at 9540-83 Avenue, NW, Edmonton, Alberta.

Reverend Rebecca Craver will officiate.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the doctors and nurses at the Leduc Community Hospital unit 21 and 22, all the caregivers from Bayshore, staff at MacTaggart Place Retirement Residence, for their kindness, support and care, shown to Richard during his time there and illness.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Richard’s honor, may be made to the Leduc Community Hospital, 4210 – 48 Street, Leduc, Alberta, T9E 5Z3.

And or, one of his favourite charities for world peace, The Pandit Peace Initiative, at, or, if you prefer to have assistance, by contacting the charity director at [email protected]

For life and death are one. Life has to end. Love doesn’t. As long as hearts remember, as long as hearts still care, we do not part with those we love – they’re with us everywhere.

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Cliff and Ria Kinzel

We had known Richard since 1983 and worked as colleagues and friends in the Transcendental Meditation movement. He was ever devoted to family, St Kitts and Maharishi’s TM objectives. We came to learn much about his love of family and the many public service activities he undertook. Teaching Transcendental Meditation was his passion and he helped many. We will always fondly remember him. God bless Richard.

Garry and Helen Foster

Hi Michael, so sorry to hear about dear Richard’s passing. We taught TM together and even though it was from different cities, when we would connect on national conference calls, Richard’s sense of humour, warm heart, and rich sweet accent warmed our hearts every time. He was very dedicated to improving himself and raising the quality of life for everyone in his city, and back home in the Caribbean . He has done great things with his time here and lived his life well. I hope you are very proud of him too. May these times be peaceful for you and your family at this tender time.
Garry and Helen Foster
Victoria, BC

Merlene Warner

I spent a week in August of 2011 with Richard my cousin after my dad David Warner died i was impressed by how humble he was and his hospitality i will never forget i know you are in peace will always remember you

Terry Ryan

Richard was one of the most approachable , non judging and accepting personalities as I had ever met . This was a guy whom you knew would never find fault with you ,no matter what the circumstances . He seemed like a best friend the first time I met him . And even though I had only ever spent a few hours in his company , and his lifestyle was thousand miles from mine , I feel his passing as a pinch . But , I know there can never be a loss for Richard . As good as his life has been here , he will move on to an even better one .

Fred Williams

There are so many fond memories I have of Richard. I remember that summer when we all got together and built his house near Allan Beach even though we weren’t carpenters; and, the good old Kittitian Christmases we spent thereafter. But one memory stands out: while attending the University of Alberta in the good old days, I could not afford a television. In order to get one, Richard had to come and sign for me at the rent-to-own on Whyte. That was the kind of person he was to me — selfless and kindhearted.

Rest in peace, my dear friend.

Fred Williams

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