Deeply grounded in her Anglican tradition, nurtured, and guided by her dear mother, Shelagh along with her late husband Dr. Eric Smith, lived a life of service through her parish of St. Anselm's, UBC. Having raised a loving family, with many grand and great grandchildren in whom she took much pride, Shelagh lived her life as a mentor to many young lives in her capacity as an instructor of Nursing at UBC and being involved as a district commissioner for Girl Guides. Shelagh served on parish council for 11 years and as a trustee for six years. She managed and organized many fundraising events over the decades for the parish, and her wisdom was a valuable asset to the parish. Her involvement in the pastoral visitation team, homeless ministry team, student ministry, discernment team, and parish prayer team, remain a true testament to her commitment to live a life dedicated to Christ. Shelagh found a great amount of inspiration and spiritual strength from nature, which richly blessed her home at UBC and the parish over the years.
Shelagh was invested into The Order of the Diocese of New Westminster, November 1, 2015, nominated by the Parish of St. Anselm's and the citation read:
As well as mentoring many young people as a Professor of Nursing and District Commissioner of the Girl Guides, Shelagh served on the Parish Council for 11 years and as a Trustee for six years. She organized many fundraising events over the past 23 years. Shelagh brings wisdom to her ongoing involvement in the Pastoral Visitation Team, Homeless Ministry Team, Student Ministry Discernment Team and the Parish Prayer Team, which form a testament to her commitment to live “Christ Life”.
May she rest in peace, and rise in glory.
ODNW photo by Wayne Chose