Laverty, Shannon Mary

Laverty-Shannon Mary of St. Thomas, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016, at the L.H.S.C. (University Campus), at the age of 20. Dearly loved daughter of Steven and Christine (Ratelle) Laverty. Loved sister of Carley (Garrett) and Meghan. Dear granddaughter of Fernande Ratelle, Bob Carroll (Debi) and May Laverty (late Frank). Loved niece of Nicole Garagozza (Rich) and their children Joey and Eva, Steven Carroll (Sharon) and their children Claire, Jake and Justin, Julie Reilly (Sean) and their children Gemma and Daniel. Sadly missed by a much extended family in Canada, United States and Scotland. Shannon was born in St. Thomas on April 4th, 1996. She was attending Kings College in London. Shannon lived her 20 years to the fullest. She was an avid traveler and was always looking for her next adventure. She had a heart for children and animals. Shannon will be remembered for her constant smile, her love for life and her sense of humour. To know her was to love her.
Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas for visitation on Monday, July 11th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Angels’ Church on Tuesday, July 12th at 10:00am. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Monday evening at 8:45 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Animal Aide or Pets/Friends for Life. Condolences may be sent to

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  1. Andrea Howard

    My most sincere condolences to the family. What a tragedy. I will continue to keep you in my prayers as you try to navigate through this overwhelming loss.

  2. Joanne Hillman Mizon

    Omg I’m in shock, you are all in my thoughts and prayers!

  3. Dianne Nickson

    Catherine Cook-Ghesquire

  4. Lisa Howes

    So very saddened to read this. Shannon was an amazing lady ! Prayers to the family ! RIP Shannon !

  5. I am numb…My Deepest Sympathies !

  6. Jenifer Deeley

    I am so deeply sorry to hear this. My sincerest condolences Laverty family. :(

  7. my heart goes out to steve,chris,carly and megan,so heartbroken:(

  8. So sad. She was a wonderful young lady. Honored to have met her. Prayers for the whole family.

  9. Christine and family. I am so shocked and saddened to hear about Shannon. I remember her as a little girl when Robin use to hang around with Carley. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all today. I hope your faith in god gets you all through this. Stay strong my friend.

  10. Mike & Peggy Jaconelli

    Our deepest condolences to this tragic loss Steve and Christine & family We are praying for you

    Mike & Peggy Jaconelli

  11. My sincere codoleneces to Steve, Christine and family on your loss. Much too soon way to sad. Nothing I can say to make it right but I am always herr if you need somwthing. John

  12. There are just no words. I am thinking of you.

  13. my heart goes out to Chris, Steve, Carly, Megan,so Heartbroken

  14. Im at a loss for words.. can somebody please tell me what happened I just found out

  15. My deepest sympathies to your family. I had the privilege of meeting Shannon A few months ago. She was a beautiful young lady who will be dearly missed by so many of her friends here in Dorchester. RIP sweet girl ❤️

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  17. Judy Wood

    Prayer’s for family and Loved one’s .

  18. Our deepest condolences, you are in our thoughts and prayers Steve,Christine and family at this very tragic time.
    Laurie Harmer

  19. There are no words to say that can take the pain away. My deepest condolences to Christine and family!

  20. Michaela Grouven

    Our sincere condolences.We are very sad.Shannon was a lovely girl.I will never forget her big smile.We always enjoyed having her at our place.I am heartbroken.RIP Shannon

  21. My heart breaks for all of you! I’m so sorry to hear of this tragic loss. I will keep you in my prayers xo xo . Big big hugs xo xo

  22. Darcy Gasparovic

    No one deserves to suffer your loss, but you are. I want to say so much but that changes nothing. No words. Please know that around the world your friends and family are all by your side.

  23. Our condolences to you and your family Steve, our hearts and thoughts are with you.

  24. Our sincerest condolences Penny and Randy Loxton

  25. Randy Loxton

    Our thoughts are with you in your time of loss

  26. Frankie Tervit

    Sweet Dreams in the forever sleep Shannon my dear cousin.
    Sincerest condolences to Chris, Steven and your sisters. Words cannot heal the hurt you feel but Shannon touched many and brought joy to those she touched.

    Rest in peace sweet girl.

  27. Why uff you did that xx rip

  28. Can somebody please tell me what happend to shannon please! I have no idea whats going on

  29. Dear Steve and Christine, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this challenging and sad time. Susan McAllister-Bee

  30. I’m so sorry for your loss