Shewchuk, Carmen Angela (nee Rother, later Venner)
June 18, 1983 – October 21, 2021
Carmen was born in London, England, on June 18, 1983, to Diana (nee Swann) and Steve Rother. She passed away in Edmonton, Alberta, on October 21, 2021, leaving her daughter Rylee and son Keegan, and a host of family, friends, and acquaintances who were all blessed by Carmen’s compassion for others and her willingness to go the extra mile to help any human or animal in need.
In 2015, Carmen was instrumental in initiating the Edmonton Semicolon Tattoo Awareness Event, raising support and funds for mental health initiative in Edmonton. Carmen struggled with her own physical and mental health issues. She wasn’t successful all the time, but her determination kept her always trying. She had enormous compassion for others facing similar issues.
Carmen had a brilliant mind, sharp wit, was an amazing wordsmith, had the best smile, and a contagious laugh. She always gave of herself as much as she could.
Carmen’s greatest love was for her children; she loved them completely.
At Carmen’s request, there will be no memorial service or funeral.
To honour Carmen, please get to know your neighbors, watch out for those in need, and be the person who notices someone in trouble and is willing to get involved.
Memorial donations in memory of Carmen will be accepted for Carmen’s son, Keegan, at any ATB Branch in the “Fiona In Trust Swann” account or by etransfering directly into the account at [email protected] Messages attached to etransfers will be shared with Carmen’s family.