Shauna Lynn Allen Smith, 33, of Edmonton, Alta. lost her fight with cancer on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, with her family by her side, at the Cross Hospital in Edmonton.
Shauna was born Jan. 9, 1976 in Fort Frances Ont. to Larry and Shirley Allen.
Shauna lived in Ear Falls, Ont. and attended Ear Falls Elementary School, where she completed kindergarten to Grade 5, then moved to Emo and completed Grades 6 and 7 at Donald Young and then moved to Barwick, Ont. and completed her Grade 8 at Sturgeon Creek School in Chapple Township.
Shauna made many friends through her school years. Her best friends from kindergarten on were Debbie Broom and Rebecca Bourgeois.
Shauna graduated from Grade 12 at Fort Frances High School. Her best friends were Jennifer Aveyard, Kristal Mattson, and Wanda Wilson.
Shauna had a heart of gold and always put others before herself. She was known for her honesty and would brighten up any room with her smile.
Shauna worked at Cloverleaf Grocers in Emo at the age of 16 and continued her employment for 10 years. She also worked at the Trading Post in Sioux Narrows, Ont. for two years.
Shauna’s biggest enjoyment of all was spending time with her family and friends.
She met the love of her life, Derek Smith, and they married Aug. 9, 2003 in Emo, having a beautiful outside wedding at friends Dawn and Andy Brigham’s.
Nine months later, daughter Santana Pearl Lynn was born.
Home was in Emo until March of 2005. Shauna, Derek, and Santana started a new life in Airdrie, Alta. and lived there until August, 2008 when Derek’s work took them to Edmonton.
Shauna was a stay-at-home mom and was planning on working this fall at Shoppers when Santana started school. Shauna also planned on continuing her education in cosmetology while working part-time.
Shauna is survived by her husband, Derek Smith, and daughter, Santana, of Edmonton, Alta.; parents, Larry and Shirley Allen of Barwick, Ont.; brother, Trevor (Irina) Allen of Kenora, Ont. Ont.; and nieces, ,Jane, Clara, and Nadine of Kenora, Ont.
Also surviving are her in-laws, Mark and Rochelle Smith of Sudbury, Ont.; uncles, Cliff (Cheryl) Hagen and Kevin (Tina) Hagen of Black Hawk, Ont.; aunts, Marilyn (Dave) Tatlock of Winnipeg, Man., Wanda (Conrad LaBelle) of Barwick, Ont., and Lori-Ann (Jean) Thaurriault of Nanaimo, B.C.; numerous great-nieces and nephews; and best friends, Jennifer Aveyard of Red Deer, Alta., Crystal Mattson Mayfield of International Falls, Mn., and Wanda Wilson Pollard.
Shauna was predeceased by her sister, Jolene Marie Allen, on Jan. 12, 1975; grandparents, Ralph (Jan. 30, 2001) and Pearl (May, 1993) Allen, and Ralph (Feb.15, 2009) and Mary (Jan. 9, 1996) Hagen; and uncles, Thomas Allen (June 1991), Stan Hagen (April 1, 1996), Allan Hagen (Jan. 21, 2004), and Kenneth Hagen (Oct. 27, 1992).
A memorial service was held Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Northridge Funeral Home in Emo, with Fr. Alan Albao officiating.
Interment will take place in Emo Cemetery in Emo.
The pallbearers were Gus Hagen, Chris Saniuk, Travis LaBelle, and Tyler LaBelle.
The honorary pallbearers were Conrad Labelle, Jennifer Aveyard, Kristal Mayfield, and Allison Saniuk.
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