Shonna Patrice Ortner

In Memorial

It is with great sadness that we share the death of Shonna Patrice Ortner. Shonna slipped away quietly on Thursday, July 4, 2013, at the age of 45, after a courageous battle with cancer. She will be dearly missed by Steve, her husband of 21 years, her sisters Kim and Mary Lynn, her dear friend Lisa, and her many other family and friends.

Shonna was loved by many and an inspiration to all. Throughout her illness she never lost her enthusiasm for life – remaining optimistic and positive. Special thanks to the caring staff at the Maple Ridge hospital, including Dr. Yu, her oncology nurse Michelle, and the staff and volunteers at the McKenney Creek Hospice. And a heartfelt thank you to her sister-in-law Julia Wiebe for the special care and love these past few months.

Shonna requested that instead of a funeral service, that her friends and family take a walk in the sunshine and remember her with a smile and positive thoughts. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Canadian Red Cross.

You meant so much to each of us
And in our hearts you’ll always be
I hope you can see how precious you were
To them, to us, to me.
-From Goodbye by N. Taylor

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  1. My heart goes out to Steve and Shonna’s family amd friends. Shonna will always be remembered for her incredibly positive outlook and her amazing heart for others. She inspired and will continue to inspire all who were lucky enough to be touched by this amazing woman.

  2. It saddens my heart to hear of the loss of a very special friend to me. We have been pen pals for years. You are in my heart and prayers Steve…what a wonderful woman. I was very blessed to call her my friend. I only wish we had gotten the chance to meet in person.

  3. Marc Alexander

    Shonna. As a member from Coquitlam, I remember you well. Always there with a simile and ready to help. Please know that you have had an impact on many lives. I hope we have impacted your, far too short presence. You will be missed by many. Steve, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended family.

  4. There’s a group of ladies that walked with Shonna. Only they could have walked with her and understood the steps. I hope you all keep walking with strength, hope and memories of your special friend.
    My thoughts go to Shonna’s family…….

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