My life went on hold last week. We all dropped everything the night Shannon passed away. I am not going to go into details because I'm not sure I would want to share that on my blog and I'm definitley not ready. However, I would like to tell everyone that she died because of a brain aneurysm and so did her father. We all wore red ribbons for aneurysm awareness and green ribbons for the gift of life. Shannon and her father both donated their organs. I'm going to share Shannon's obituary because Its absolutely perfect. Her sister-in-law wrote it and it made me love her because I knew how much she 'got' Shannon.
Shannon Vert , age 26, of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. left her loved ones unexpectedly on November 6, 2010 of a brain aneurysm. She was preceded in death by her father, Milo Vert, of the same. Shannon lived for the moment and loved life. She was the dancing queen, the social butterfly, the caretaker, and the welcomed entertainment of anything she was partaking in. Family and friends meant everything to her. Shannon’s love for others and definition of family knew no boundaries or formality. She was a very special young woman who touched the lives and hearts of everyone she knew. Shannon has taught us to dance like no one is watching, to tell stories as if they are legends, to seize the happiness life has to offer, and that it is impossible to be loved by or to love too many people. Shannon leaves behind the love of her life, fiancé Dane Stanaway, son of Bill and Chrissie Stanaway. Her grandparents, Ralph and Wilma Vert who raised her — along with Joe and Kim Dunn, Thelma and Joe Riley, Ralphie and Susan Vert, Cindy and Mike LaCross, Marty Vert, Mark and Laurie Vert, Nancy and Bill Cupp, Carla Hurlburt, Marci and Mike Kravis, as well as her brothers Shawn and Steven Vert, nephew Jordan, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins who were like brothers and sisters to her, in addition to countless friends. Shannon would also want to mention her two dear pets, Kada and Bella.
Shannon was employed by Dr. Ganzhorn and, as noted previously, she loved caring for others. Shannon was also an organ donor, and her spirit will continue in those that have received her generous gift of life.
I couldn't have described Shannon better myself. She has been a best friend of mine for a long time. She loved me, she loved Liv...and we loved her just as much. I'm gonna leave a few favorite pictures I have.