Merna Shields
Merna Shields

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Hanna Community Centre
503 5 Ave W
Hanna, Alberta, Canada


5:00 pm
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Craigmyle Cemetery
Township Road 314, North West of Craigmyle
Craigmyle, Alberta, Canada
Approximately 5:00 p.m.

Obituary of Merna May Elberta Shields

Merna May Elberta Shields went to her heavenly home on Saturday February 4, 2023. She passed away peacefully at the Hanna Long Term Care Facility at the age of 95.

Merna was born in Oyen, Alberta on July 29, 1927, to James and Edith Anderson.

She married the love of her life John Graham Shields and they were blessed with four children, John, Lynn, Dave, and Anna.

Merna was a faithful woman who loved the Lord, her family, church, nursing home staff and her community.


Merna is survived and will be missed by her son John (Shelly) Shields, and daughters: Lynn Shields and Anna (Mike) Babcock; grandchildren: Santanna, Odessa, Kimberly, Taylor, Sierra, Rylee, Shane, Dean, Clay, Ryan, Jeff, Scott, Davey, Dustin, Sierra, Alaina, Michael, Christine, Danielle, Matthew; and 24 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her special sister Norma Gummo of Sylvan Lake who is going to miss Merna deeply.


She was predeceased by her husband John in 2013, and son Dave in 2021.


A very special thank you to the staff at Hanna Long Term Care for the excellent care she received. The staff were not only her care givers but also became her friends and family.


A Celebration of Life for Merna will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023, 2:00 p.m. at the Hanna Community Centre.


If desired donations in memory of Merna can be to the Alberta Fellowship of Christian Cowboys, 1012 - 9 St. West, High River, AB T1V 1B1 or to the Hanna Ladies Auxiliary, Box 23, Hanna, AB, T0J 1P0.


Hanna Funeral Services has been entrusted with the care and arrangements, 403-854-5956,


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