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CHRISTIANSEN – Shawna Louise (nee McCallum)

March 15, 1958 – November 4, 2010

Shawna Louise Christiansen (nee McCallum), beloved wife of Greg Christiansen of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at the age of 52 years.

Shawna was born in Edmonton, AB on March 15, 1958. She lived in Kelowna from 1979 to 1998 and Aldergrove, BC from 1998 to 2000, before coming back to Alberta, where she has resided in Calgary from 2000 until the present. In her youth, Shawna was affiliated with the United Church.

In 2001 Shawna completed one of her life’s greatest achievement when she graduated from college for Braile Teaching and went on to become a teacher’s aide and Braile teacher. Shawna and Greg were married on October 6, 2007. They then spent their honeymoon in Maui, Hawaii, which became one of their favourite vacation spots, returning to Maui in June 2010.

Shawna volunteered her time with many various charitable golf tournaments. She loved dogs especially her poodle Frankie, and also loved going to the movies, BBQ’s, camping, fly fishing and indulging in chocolate. Shawna always had a passion for music, her favourite song being “Five Days in May” by Blue Rodeo, which was Shawna and Greg’s wedding song.

Besides her loving husband Greg, Shawna is also survived by her mother Marilynn McCallum; brothers, Lee and Scott McCallum, all of Calgary; and sister Tracy Bell of Beiseker. Shawna was predeceased by her father Lenard McCallum.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Shawna Christiansen, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Shawna was a wonderful person. She had a great sense of humour, and heart. My prayers are with you. I hope you rest in peace.

    Shannon Deglow

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  2. My thoughts & prayers are with Mrs. Christiansens family. Mrs. Christiansen was my assistant teacher in woodman Jr. high, for the last 3 years. I became very close with her, as I spent some time talking with her about my mom, who was also battling cancer at the same time. I will always remember her.

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  3. Kimberly & Dwight Epp :

    Shawna – it has been far too long since we shared your bright, beautiful smile and your kind, gentle, caring personality. We truly hope the path you continue to walk is a peaceful one.
    To the McCallum / Christiansen family – as you celebrate Shawna’s life treasure the love you always felt, the smiles you gladly shared, the memories that will live forever long in your hearts and the wonderful daughter, sister, wife, friend, she was… God bless you all in such trying times.

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  4. My sincere condolences to the family of my friend Shawna. Lee, Scott, Tracy, and Mrs McCallum.

    It does not seem long ago that I spoke with Shawna. My fondest memories go as far back as when we all lived in Marlborough (mid 70’s to early 80’s). I too lived in Kelowna and whatever time I had to spend with Shawna, was always most pleasureable.

    What a beautiful women. That enormous smile, and shrieky laugh and her gift of making others smile. Shawna won’t be forgotten.

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  5. Carla Neyrinck :

    Dear Marilyn, Lee, Scott and Family;

    I was so sorry to hear about Shawna, as you know we were friends for many years, she was loving, caring, and a mentor for me and many others. We had many great times together, she made me laugh when I was sad, although we have not been in touch for a long time, I thought about her often. My thoughts are with you and your family, you have lost a daughter, but gained an Angel. She left us all with love and wonderful memories, there is no need to pray for Shawna, God took her for a reason, we only have to pray for ourselves for she is not here with us on earth, but she is still looking out for us, she will always be there.

    Luv Carla Neyrinck

    My thoughts are with you also, Shawna was a beautiful being.

    Lisa Sloane

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  6. Al & Glenda Epp :

    To the Family and friends of Shawna Chritiansen: Our deepest sympathy to all in the loss of daughter, wife, sister and friend. The last time we saw Shawna was at Wayne Epp’s 50th birthday party and the outgoing personalty, the smile, the laugh will never be forgotten.

    Al & Glenda Epp

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  7. Leslie Johnson :

    Shawna is greatly missed. Her friends many.
    I will always remember her radiant smile. I
    know there is a special place God has for
    her in heaven. I know she has found peace.
    A true friend and always a joy to be with.
    Love and Miss you , You will forever be in
    my heart. Sincerely, Leslie Johnson

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