Denise Shepherd

Obituary of Denise Adele Shepherd

It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of our Mom, Nana & dear friend Denise (Borden) Shepherd, (nee Simmons) at the age of 72 after a long, courageous battle with lung cancer. 

Mom is survived by the lights of her life, her children Kim (Harold) and Steven (Sharlene); grandchildren Madison, Rebecca, Paul, Emily, Ashley, Owen, Kirsten, and Dylan; stepchildren dear to her heart, Heather (Jeff) and Carson (Aimett); sister, Patsy; as well as countless family & friends. 

She was predeceased by her husband, our Papa, Bob Shepherd; her first husband Paul Borden; and parents, Harvey & Neila Simmons (Fowler). 

Our Mom leaves behind a priceless amount of memories & cherished heirlooms from her endless quilts, knitting & craft projects. She will be missed more than words can ever say. 

Special thanks to the staff in the ICU at the Truro Hospital for the compassion & care in our Mom’s final days. 

A funeral service will be held at Stewiacke Baptist Church, 112 Main Street East, Stewiacke NS, on Thursday, July 25th at 2:00 pm, with reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, a charitable donation may be made in memory of our Mom. 

Online condolences can be made by visiting

“Fly high with the angels Mom/Nana, until we meet again”


“God saw you getting tired 

When a cure was not to be

He wrapped his arms around you.

and whispered “come to me”

You didn’t deserve what you went through 

So he gave you a needed rest

God’s garden must be beautiful 

He only takes the best”




Funeral Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Stewiacke Baptist Church
112 Main Street E
Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, Canada


Immediately following funeral service in the church hall.
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