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PERKINS, Shannon Lee

October 27, 1956 – Edmonton, AB
November 3, 2013 – Calgary, AB

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Shannon Perkins on Sunday, November 3, 2013 after a long battle with breast cancer.

Shannon began her career in Edmonton enrolled in teaching at the University of Alberta for three years then switched over to accounting, payroll and human resources programs. She considered the most important part of her career raising our loving daughter Ashley which she did for some 14 years before returning to work.

Shannon leaves behind her husband Ralph of thirty-five years; daughter and son-in-law Ashley and Elden MacIver; Mother Donna Broomfield (Ed); Sisters Susan (Perry) Shari (Greg) and Breanna (Shane); mother-in-law Rita Sims (Alan); as well as numerous extended family and great friends.

At the family’s request, private services will be held for Shannon. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. Condolences may be forwarded through or sent directly to

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  1. Carmen and Harley Gross :

    Our deepest condolences Ralph, Ashley and Elden. Our hearts go out to you.

    Shannon fought her battle with such courage and positive outlook that is truly inspiring. A beautiful soul that will never be forgotten.

    Much love and friendship. Carmen and Harley

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  2. Brian & Susan Rosa :

    We are so sorry for your loss. We have thought of you so many times and will continue to do so. Take care of yourselves ! Susan & Brian

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  3. Susanna Rendulic :

    Christmas Day 2013 and I can’t stop thinking of you 🙁
    How you are so missed.
    I miss your strength
    I miss your kindness
    I miss your smile
    I miss your courage
    I miss your enjoyment of family, life and work
    I miss you being positive when I am down
    I miss cheering you up when you are low
    I miss your presence
    I miss you Shannon 🙁
    Ralph, Ashley and Elden my heart, thoughts and prayers are with you always.

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  4. Doug & Penny Harris :

    Ralph, both Penny and I are so saddened by the loss of Shannon. We express your love for such a wonderful wife, mother and friend. We only found out on April 7th, and regret not knowing sooner. Loss is hard and if we can help in any way, Ralph, please call or email us. We know what loss is and what it brings and how to walk through. Please Ralph, call us, we will be home on April 23 from Mexico.

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