Candice Michelle Shields

SHIELDS, Candice Michelle

Candice Michelle Shields passed away on October 23, 2011 at 5:30 P.M.   She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 15, 1994.

Candice was the third child born to Patricia and Wayne Shields. She filled their lives with joy. She and her siblings survived the break-up of their parents’ marriage and learned to live in two blended families.

Candice was a natural athlete who excelled at sports. She competed in three Comox Valley Tri-K’s and received the Athlete of The Year Award in Grade Six from Glacier View Elementary.  She was a member of the  Courtenay Middle School’s basketball team and was on the Vanier  Secondary School’s rugby team for two years.  Snowboarding, skating, swimming and skiing were also favourite sports.  Her two Moms can still hear the thump of the basketball hitting the net as Candice and  her friends practiced in the driveway. 

‘Never end on a miss’ was a family motto that served Candice well as she consistently made the Honour Roll at school. Her strong subjects were Science and Math. Candice planned on taking courses at North Island College for a year in preparation for applying to the University of Victoria in the fields of either Engineering or Marine Biology. Candice was a bright spirit whose love of life touched everyone around her.  She will be sorely missed forever. 

She is survived by her mothers Trish and Sue, and her father Wayne and his wife Tanja. She also leaves behind her sister Katharine, her brothers Robert and Luke, her Grandparents, bevy of cousins and her pet, Ozzy the

Wonder Dog.

mountains

sway with the tide

standing tall on the wharf

a heron

looks out to sea

(C)Trish Shields

A time of sharing will be held on Saturday, October 29 at 1:00 P.M.  at Piercy’s-Mt. Washington Funeral Home.  Please join us in remembering Candice by visiting our memorial at www.piercysmtwashingtonfuneral.com .  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Your Life Counts, http://www.yourlifecounts.org/


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