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Ann Howard Shea (1896-1960)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Thursday, October 6, 1960

Overflow Church at Shea Funeral

    Christ Church Cathedral was filled to over-flowing Saturday when friends gathered to pay their last respects to the late Ann Howard Shea. A well-respected and liked resident of Whitehorse, Mrs. Shea died suddenly September 21 in Whitehorse hospital after a brief illness.

    Born in Wales 62 years ago, Mrs. Shea came to Canada about 40 years ago. For many years she lived on the Prairies, moving to the Yukon in 1946. During the time she was in Whitehorse, Mrs. Shea was an active member of the Legion Wemen’s Auxiliary and the Rebekah Lodge. Legion and W.A. members were in formal attendance at the funeral.

    She is survived by her husband, Robert, daughter Iris of Quesnel and son Eric, of Chilliwack.

    The Rev. A. L. Privett conducted the funeral services at the Anglican Cathedral, assisted by Airforce padre F/Lt. McLeod. Pall bearers included Neil Wright, Bill Reid, Dave McAllister, Lorne Scott, Duke Cunningham and Orme Yendall. Interment took place at the Whitehorse Cemetery. W. J. Morris was in charge of final arrangements.