MARTIN-McLAREN, Shelagh Jean - Peacefully with family by her side in London, Ontario on May 24, 2017. Beloved mother of Morgan and his wife Lisa Martin. Cherished ‘Abadou’ of Russell, Avery and Sawyer. Loving and proud wife of Richard and step-mother of Josh and his wife Victoria (grandmother of Alexis and Evatt) and Zachary and his wife Jessica. Dear sister of Gehl (John), Melanie (the late Michael), and Richard. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews around the globe.
A graduate of Fine Arts at Western, Shelagh was a lover of the arts and an avid collector of antiquities and artwork. Her sense of style and appearance was impeccable. She enjoyed travel, gardening, bridge and backgammon, and playing with her dog Ginger. Most of all she loved gathering with family and entertaining her many friends at a beautifully set table. Shelagh was very grateful to her close friends who supported her every day.
A Service to Celebrate her Life will be held at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 280 St. James St. at Wellington, on Monday, May 29 at 11 am. Party to follow at the London Club, commencing at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to McIntosh Gallery at Western, Mission Services of London, May Court Club of London or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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May 25, 2017, 3:24 pm
I grew up with Shelagh in Queenston Ontario. She was a beautiful person; we were just teenagers and so full of life. I am so sorry she has left us. Many condolences to her family. She truly was a beautiful person.
May 25, 2017, 3:48 pm
My deepest condolences to Richard and Shelagh's family. Shelagh was extremely kind and always thinking of others. I'll miss my euchre partner and our trips running errands.
You will truly be missed Shelagh.
May 25, 2017, 4:17 pm
My condolences to you and your family for the loss. I have made a donation to the McIntosh Gallery at Western in her honour.
May 25, 2017, 4:40 pm
Morgan, my deepest condolences to you and to your family.
May 26, 2017, 9:20 am
Richard, my heartfelt condolences to you with the death of your wife. I wish you and your family strength in the days ahead.
May 26, 2017, 7:28 pm
Dear Richard and family,
My heartfelt condolences to you at this very difficult time.
May Shelagh's memory be a blessing.
May 27, 2017, 7:04 am
I only met Shelagh this year, but was struck even in her illness with her warmth of welcome, friendliness and interest. Even in that short time I could tell she was very special and will be a big loss to her family. My deepest sympathies to you all.
sandra da prat
May 27, 2017, 10:12 am
my deepest sympathy to all of your family . Shelagh touched many hearts with her love of life and family. Shelagh will be greatly missed.
Janet and Greg Carr
May 27, 2017, 11:11 am
Our deepest condolences in the passing of Shelagh. Our paths crossed several times over the years and we were always met with a smile and interest in what was going on in our lives. Her joie de vivre will be missed by all those she came in contact with. Our thoughts are with the Martin and McLaren families.
May 27, 2017, 11:12 am
Morgan, I am sadden to hear of the lost of your mother. Shelagh was always good to me and my family. I will remember her fondly. Prays for you and your family.
May 27, 2017, 3:52 pm
So very sorry to read the sad news about Shelagh's death. She was such a wonderful energetic person, who was always involved and always fun to be with. She will indeed be missed.
My thoughts are with Sheila's family and friends during this difficult time.
Breck and Mary Lynn
May 27, 2017, 5:17 pm
Dear McLaren and Martin families... We are saddened to hear of Shelagh's passing. PLease accept our love in this very difficult time.
May 28, 2017, 9:00 am
Our family sends our poinsympathy in the passing of your Mom. You and your family are in our thoughts at this time.
Margaret Bucci and Family
Manoj and Geeta Agrawal (Srijan\'s Parents)
May 28, 2017, 6:29 pm
Dear Professor McLaren,
We are so sorry for your loss of loving life partner. May Almighty give you strength to bear this loss and rest her pious soul in eternal peace.
With our heartfelt condolences,
Manoj and Geeta Agrawal
May 28, 2017, 7:02 pm
Richard & Family
Our sympathies & prayers are with you in this difficult time. We enjoyed meeting you & Shelagh during your visit with Brian & Susan's in Arizona .
Linda & Peter Woollings
Ian & Bonnie Shiach
May 29, 2017, 11:45 am
Richard, Morgan, & Gehl,
When Bonnie and I heard of Shelagh's passing, we were devastated. The last I knew, Shelagh was continuing on, even under her more difficult circumstances. This news came totally unexpected. The two of us would like to wish our deepest condolences to all family members. The world is a poorer place without her bright and cheerful presence.
Ian & Bonnie Shiach
May 30, 2017, 1:43 am
My condolences to Richard and Shelagh's family. The care given by both has a lasting impact on the lives of many who benefited from their mentorship and friendship.
June 1, 2017, 7:53 am
Josh, my sincere condolences to you, your father, siblings and family on your loss.
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Mission Services of London, 4-797 York St., London, ON N5W 6A8
McIntosh Gallery, Western University, 1151 Richmond St, London, Ontario N6A 3K7
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