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Helen Shannik

Helen June Shannik (Colton)

Monday, July 23rd, 1962 - Friday, October 23rd, 2020
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SHANNIK, Helen June -

Entered into rest on Friday, October 23rd, 2020 at her home in Consecon. Helen Shannik (nee Colton) died at the age of 58. She was the daughter of the late James & June Colton (nee Wannamaker) and cherished wife for 24 years of Merv. Helen was the beloved mother of Mike Snell (Becky), Dan Shannik (Jessie), all of Belleville and Matt Shannik (Tiana) of Trenton. She was the loving grandmother of Xander, Corbin, Addison, Elizabeth, Sam and Claire. Helen is survived by her brothers and sisters, Fred (Joanne) of Toronto, Judy (Ron) of Belleville, Jane (Bruce) of Nanon, Alberta, Bill (Susan) of Ameliasburg, Jim (Kim) of Frankford, Don (Lori) of Belleville, Doug (Kim) of Belleville, Margie (Todd) of Harrisburg, West Virginia, Brian (Tammy) of Belleville and is predeceased by her sister Carol (surviving Hedzer of Grande Prairie, Alberta). She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews and extended family.

In keeping with Helen's wishes, cremation has taken place under the care of the John R. Bush Funeral Home, 80 Highland Avenue, Belleville (613-968-5588). A Graveside Service will be held at the Elmwood Cemetery, 412 River Road, Corbyville. Due to restrictions with COVID-19, all invited family and guests must pre-register with the Funeral Home by telephone: (613) 968-5588 during regular office hours (9 a.m. and 5 p.m.). A Celebration of Helen’s Life will be held at a later date to be announced. If desired, donations to Adam's Hope would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Helen, please visit:
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Posted at 07:41pm
I’m so sorry to hear that Helen has lost her fight .
Know that she touched many lives with her laughter, love and kindness . She will forever be in my thoughts .
Susan Robertson

Jim and Diane Skinkle

Posted at 10:54am
We were so sorry to hear of Helen's passing. We send our deepest sympathies to Merv and families. Jim and I both worked with Merv for many years, we were able to spend a little time with Helen as well on occasion, enough to know she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Cherish the memories.

Angela & Mike Stork

Posted at 09:14pm
Offering our most sincere condolences to the Shannik family. Helen was such a lovely lady and will be sorely missed by all. Please know that she is no longer in pain and will always be with you in your hearts and your memories as they will live on forever. Prior to my Mom passing she told me that she was never going to die and she was right. She may no longer be with us on this earth but not a day goes by that I don’t think of her and I’m sure that is what you will do with Helen. I am sure she is flying high above, watching over you and keeping you all safe. Rest In Peace brave lady. The Stork Family

Donna Batchelor

Posted at 03:03pm
Our sincere condolences to the family--Helen was a friend to most of us growing up, and a great neighbor on Salem Road. She always had a beautiful smile for everyone, and was a genuine human being. The Batchelor Family

Nancy White

Posted at 11:03am
Memories are forever💗
our passion for sledding and many stories we shared about snowmobiling-will stay with me till I see you again
This picture of us on the big hill looking over the Matawatchen River
RIP girlfriend

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