Kathleen Janie Shaddick (Allison)
It is with a heavy heart and sadness that we announce the passing of Kathleen Janie Shaddick (Allison) of Lower Derby, at the age of 93. She was a wonderful mother to daughters Cindy Taylor (Bob) Miramichi, Elsie Barrett (Bob) Charlottetown PEI, Ethel Freer (Steve) Olean, New York, USA and son Dwight Shaddick (Janice) of Fredericton as well as a sister to David (Taffi) Allison Toronto and sister-in-law Phyllis (Weldon) Allison. She was the loving grandmother to 11 grandchildren and countless great grandchildren. Kathleen was predeceased by her husband Arnold Shaddick (2015), Brother Raymond, Weldon, Roy, Johnny and sisters Dolly Sawyer, Betty Ann Connors, Mae Stewart, Elsie Allison
Kathleen was so fondly loved by her little church congregation at Lower Derby United Baptist Church and so respected and admired for her steadfast faith in Jesus Christ. Kathleen took her commitment to Christ very seriously and applied it in her daily walk and to know Kathleen was to know what it was to be a follower of Christ. She was so proud of her church family and so looked forward to each Sunday to be under the word and fellowshipping with all those that came to the church. She loved it when she was centered out by Pastor Darel Tozer for her age and the length of time she had been in the faith as well as the way each member would take the time to spend and talk with her. She always said she felt so loved in the little congregation.
Kathleen was loved by all her family from Florida to Sydney, Nova Scotia and all part in between. She was so proud of all her family and pictures were such an important part of her life. Her fridge was completely covered with photos of family, friends and relatives. She had many grandchildren and they all looked to hug the little body of a loving lady they referred to as Grammie. She always had a smile for them, time for them and quite often Christmas would result in a new pair of hand knit socks or some hand-made item. Kathleen’s ability in knitting, crocheting, quilting and seam-stressing was an inspiration to many including her daughters, grandchildren and nieces. She loved to sit and crochet or knit while sharing stories of the past as well as jokes and current situation of day-to-day life. Kathleen was so thrilled to help where ever she could from washing eggs for Bob to helping Cindy with quilts or offering advice on a quilt with Elsie and Ethel. So much fun was had over her fudge as she was a master at fudge making as well as cooking in general. When fudge was part of a Yankee Swap at church activities it quickly became the most sought after item causing lots of fun. Kathleen was never without a comment but threaded through her comment was always some form of love and wisdom.
It is with great difficulty that a decision was made not to have a public wake or funeral service due to COVID restrictions and restrictions on travel. There will be a virtual family wake and committal service. At a future date, as the COVID restrictions are rolled back, a memorial service will be held to celebrate Kathleen’s life and allow family members to come together and remember her as the wonderful person she was.
In lieu of flowers those wishing to make a donation may do so to the Lower Derby United Baptist Church or a charity of their choice Messages of condolence for the family can be sent through the funeral home website www.bellsmeadows.com
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Bell’s Funeral Home, 651 King George Highway, Miramichi, NB E1V N9. Telephone: 622-3600
A tradition of service to the families of the Miramichi and surrounding communities since 1922.