Christopher Shannon

Obituary of Christopher Wade Shannon

Chris Shannon of St. Stephen passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in St. Stephen, he was a son of the late Roland Patrick and Geraldine Marguerite (Fraser) Shannon. Chris was a woods worker, and enjoyed every minute of it. He was an avid outdoorsman, and was a jack of all trades; there wasn’t much that he couldn’t fix, not only for himself but for others as well. He was a master barbequer, always cooking enough to feed the whole town, so it seemed. He grew his own vegetables, and had that special touch to grow a garden that anyone would be jealous of. Chris is survived by his partner, Edna Holtan; his sons, Chris Shannon (Jr.) and Kyle Shannon (Aileen McVicar) of Tower Hill; step-daughters Vanessa Thompson (Shawn Watson) of St. Stephen, Amy Bryant (Jimmy) of St. George, Christine Denley (Shawn Watson) of Milltown, and Robin Denley of Pennfield; a step-son, Gary Shannon (Kim) of Pleasant Ridge; a granddaughter, Mackenzie; step-grandchildren Grace McGuire, Anthony Bryant, and Jarred Bryant; siblings John Shannon (Ann Winters) of Tower Hill, Patsy Merchant (Blair) of Chamcook, Michael Simpson (Wanda) of Upper Waweig, Roland Shannon (Debbie) of Williams Lake, BC; many extended family members in the Devereaux family; his best friend, Vince Thompson; and several nieces and nephews. In keeping with Chris’ wishes, no formal funeral services will be observed at this time. A gathering to celebrate Chris’ life will be held by the family at a later date. The arrangements are by Humphrey’s Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen (466-3110).
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