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May 9, 1961 - September 9, 2018


On September 9, 2018, Carmen Shankowsky of Vilna passed away at the age of 57 years. She is survived by her children, Christen (Andrew) Powell & David MacLeod; 2 grandchildren, Emily & Owen Powell; brother, Byron MacLeod. Carmen was predeceased by her husband, Edward Shankowsky; son, Michael MacLeod; parents, Robert & Winnifred MacLeod. As per Carmen’s wishes, no service will be held. Cremation has taken place. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Vilna Staff and Council
Relation: Colleagues

We, at the Village of Vilna, wish to express our deep sadness and condolences to the family of Carmen. It was with sorrow and shock that we learned of her loss. Carmen was a blessing to have as an employee and friend and we will miss her.

From: Wendy Cozicar

Carmen was always a bright light in a grey day. Enjoyed our chats and joking around . She was hardworking and someone you could count on. She will be missed by many. Condolences to her family and friends. She was a good one!

From: Jackie Pearce
Relation: I'm friends with Carla

My deepest sympathy to you and your family for your loss.

May precious memories help you through this difficult time.

From: Sharon Jamieson
Relation: sister in law

I will miss Carmen, she had the most genuine hugs and was always kind and supportive. I’m so glad my brother married her and brought her into my life.

From: Ty McDougall
Relation: Family Friend

May the warm recollections of yesterday, help ease the pain of today and fill tomorrow with fond reminiscence. Thinking of family at this time.

From: Sherry Spong
Relation: Cousin

Rest In Peace Carmen. We love you

From: Dawn Gould
Relation: A childhood friend

My dearest Carmen – I’m so sorry we didn’t get to connect on the tele. I have no doubt we would have picked up where we left off those many years ago back in Yellowknife. I will miss you my friend. My heartfelt love and thoughts to Byron and family – may you find peace in all the good memories you shared with Carmen.

From: Brenda Spooner(Schultz)
Relation: School Chums from Yellowknife in 70/80 s

Dear Carmen even though we just reconnected last year and chatted some I will always have you on my heart. As school chums and hanging with the girls memories of good times will always be with me! Your light will always shine in us all!
Love and will miss you

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