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WILLIAMS, Shelley Rae

July 29, 1964 – April 26, 2013

Shelley Rae Williams, beloved best friend and life love of Robbin Mayzes, and mother of Meigan Lea and Kaydie Noelle Mayzes of Calgary, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2013 at the age of 48 years.

Shelley started life out in the province of British Columbia, in the town of Quesnel. In her early years, her family moved about the country, living in several different cities. Settling in Calgary and attending high school, Shelley was an excellent student, always doing extremely well in her studies. In 1983, she met the love of her life, Robbin Mayzes, whom she married shortly after. In 1986, they had their first child, Meigan, with Kaydie following in 1990. In 1993, Shelley and Robbin divorced, where she pursued her life as a single woman, and attained a career as an EA. During this time, she never lost contact with her children, and shortly after, both Shelley and Robbin agreed that being apart was foolish and reconciled. She then returned home and lived with Robbin and her daughters for the remainder of her days. Shelley also got to see the birth of her two granddaughters, Taylor Rae and Kelly Julianne Mayzes, which she greatly treasured every moment with. “Nana” as she preferred to be called, always had time for a tenting party in the living room. Her keen eye for interior design also helped to transform their living environment, but Shelley did favour the colour blue, it was her absolute favourite. Shelley was fortunate enough to have done extensive travelling with family, and got to see and do many of things that she desired. Skiing, camping, and even overcoming her immense fear, she became a certified underwater diver. She also had great love for music, and even with hundreds of CDs, she knew exactly where each and every one was located off the top of her head. Keith Urban, Celine Dion, and Elton John, were all among some of her personal favorites, all of which she had the pleasure to see preform live, some, several times. She was outgoing and fun-loving, and her sense of humour and quick wit always added to any event or social function she attended. She often out thought Robbin, and when he was away from home working, thinking about some of the things she said or did, they always put a smile on my face. Those attributes were only outshone by her beauty and heart. Stray animals, and even stray people, never had to worry as long as she was around. She would always ensure they had a full belly, were safe, and had a roof over their heads, because of her compassion for all living things. Her sense of fashion and style was always first class, she loved “the bling factor”. Shelley also had an extreme knack for being able to walk into any store and the item she picked, whether for herself or who she was helping, was always the most extreme price, but it was always the absolute “correct” item too, she was always right. Even with that, she was able to enjoy some of the most simplistic things: a simple sunrise, or sunset, of which her and Robbin had the pleasure of sharing many times, and always made her a little emotional due to the sheer beauty of nature. Shelley Rae, our “Raeshine: or “Felly Boun” had a very short list of things left to do; she packed a very full life into a short period of time. On one of her last “road trips” together, she got to visit with her mother, father and sister, of whom communication for a few years was seldom. She was so pleased with being able to see them all again, and spoke of it often. Shelley had struggled with health issues most of her adult life, and went peacefully on April 26, 2013. She was truly loved by her children, and Robbin, her very best friend and true love.
She will be missed by all. Until we meet again.

A Family gathering will be held at a later date. Friends and family may forward condolences through

In living memory of Shelley Williams, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Betty Conklin :

    Our deepest sympathy to Robbin, Meigan, Kaydie, Taylor & Kelly. Shelley will always be with you with the memories each of you have shared.
    Love from all of us. Betty & family

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  2. Stuart Brown and Ghislaine Lajoie :

    Our deepest sympathy and much more, to Robbin, for the loss of your beautiful soul mate,
    Kaydie and Meigan, your brilliant Mom, who loved you both and wished only the best for you both,
    Taylor and Kelly, who brought great joy to your “Nana”.
    Always cherish the wonderful times together!!!

    Love and hugs,
    Papa and Ghissie

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  3. Candiss Brown :

    Dear Calgary Family,
    I am so sad for our loss. Shel and I did not see eye to eye on our life choices but she was my big sister and was always in my thoughts and prayers. My strongest memories[ to name a few ] were of her helping me dress for a social event, often letting me borrow her, much nicer/stylish clothes and when I became a single mom she lent me her childrens crib, blankets, well everything I needed as well as throwing my baby shower. Anyway these are only a couple of my precious memories of my big sis. Please know that you [the Mayzes] are in my thoughts and prayers always. Love Candiss

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