Dureen Elizabeth (Stark) Sheahan
Artist – Educator – Mother – Gram
On November 21, 2011,in her 77th year, peacefully, in her sleep, after years of battling strokes, Dureen passed away in her adopted home town of Sidney, British Columbia. Born in Gravenhurst, Muskoka she later attended Teacher’s College and taught in Toronto. She later married Terry Sheahan and the family moved to Tillsonburg. She was gifted artist and was active in the local art community. She was a dedicated teacher, “Basketball Mom”. and chief zookeeper to the family’s menagerie of pets. She later lived in London before moving to Vancouver Island to enjoy it’s beauty and inspiration. She will be deeply missed by friends, students and her loving family including sons Patrick, Michael, and his wife Pamela, and grandchildren Brittany, Petey and Luke. In keeping with her final wishes, in a private ceremony, her remains were committed to the Pacific Ocean she loved, off the coast of Vancouver Island. For those wishing to do so, donations to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation would be welcome.