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Shelagh Pollack

May 31, 1940 - March 22, 2016

Shelagh Pollack

Shelagh Maria Pollack was born on May 31, 1940 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to parents Richard & Maude Smith. Shelagh passed away on March 22, 2016 in Whitehorse at the age of 75 years.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday March 29th from 4:00pm-6:00pm at Lewis Hall, located in Whitehorse United Church, 601 Main Street.
In lieu of flowers please bring a donation for the Whitehorse Food Bank to the memorial service.

Comments (16)
  • 24 March 2016
    Erin SR

    Shelagh was a great woman, justifiably loved by many. She will be dearly missed.

  • 24 March 2016
    Doug and Clara Rutherford

    I had the honour and joy of working with Sheila for 15 years at the College. Our deepest sympathies to the family whose loss must be immeasurable.

  • 25 March 2016

    Great loss for the family and community. I have great memories of Shelagh. Every time we went to Whitehorse to visit her family she would treat me as one of her own. Some great memories were made in my life because of her.

  • 25 March 2016
    Sandi Wiest

    Shelagh and I raised our children together for several years, being neighbours on Bronx Ave. in Winnipeg. We became great friends, and I will keep her in my heart forever. She was a wonderful wife, mother and friend, and will surely be missed.

  • 25 March 2016
    Ann Rafferty

    My family and I first met the Pollack family when we moved to Whitehorse in 1981, our families became close. We hadn’t been in contact with each other very much since we left Whitehorse, but the memories were always there. Shelagh was my friend and confidante, she was a wonderful, funny, caring lady.
    Rest In Peace Shelagh. Our Deepest Condolences to all the family.
    Ann & Terry Rafferty.

  • 25 March 2016
    Monique Lange

    Lovely lovely lady. I only met her once and that was enough to wish to know her better.. Something special she has!
    Prayers and warm thoughts
    for her and her family. Monique Lange, Whitehorse

  • 25 March 2016
    Hal Studholme

    Shelagh was the youngest of three sisters born to Richard & Maude Smith, in Winnipeg. Margaret, Josie and Shelagh were three wonderful, strong, vibrant women who, in their own quiet ways, made a difference in the world. First in their children, all grown now to maturity and strength in themselves. Second in the circles of friends and others who came to know and appreciate them. They were loving, honest, giving women. They are all together now and although we will miss them greatly, we are better persons for their influence in our lives. They blessed us in so many ways. We will never forget them as they will always have a warm, loving place in our hearts. Shelagh and Margaret were cherished friends, Josie my beloved wife of 31 years. Hal Studholme

  • 25 March 2016
    Colleen Singer

    To Joe, Andy. Jill and Carolyn. So sorry for your loss. Sincerest Sympathy to all and may God comfort you during this difficult time.

  • 25 March 2016
    Trudy Agar

    Sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of knowing Shelagh when I worked at Yukon College.

  • 26 March 2016
    Maureen Fazzari

    It is with profound sadness that I extend my condolences to Uncle Joe, Andy, Jill and Carolyn on the loss of a wonderful wife, mother and Aunt. Shelagh was the youngest sister of my mother, Margaret Whelan but to me she was always Auntie Sheesh. She was a colourful and adventurous aunt who spoiled as children with gifts brought back from her exotic vacations when she was a single woman. Her visits over the years to see my Mum were always delightful, interesting and eagerly awaited. I always admired her spirit and interest in family and friends alike. She was a delightful woman. My thoughts will continue to be the family. Love Maureen ( Whelan) Fazzari

  • 26 March 2016
    Jennifer Dalby

    From the time our little dachsund, Pretzel, brought our families together, Shelagh has been a true friend. Even though we did not see each other often, the time apart always melted away. Love and comfort sent to all of you .

  • 27 March 2016
    Rick and Darlene Romat

    Jill we are so sorry to hear that your mom has passed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • 29 March 2016
    Verna Pollack

    My dear family – my thoughts are always with you but especially today. Shelagh was more a sister to me than a sister-in-law.
    Her visits to the Calgary family were always such fun and very endearing to me especially in recent times. She once gifted me with one of her wonderful quilts which will remain in this branch of the family as an heirloom accompanied by lots of stories and fun. She truly was a very special person and a great gal! She will be greatly missed by us all

  • 1 April 2016
    Pat Sandau

    Our condolences and thoughts are with you, Joe, and your family at this difficult time. Shelagh was cousin and mostly a great friend to me. She had a great influence on my life at different times. We had fun times together as children, then traveled together. Love Norm and Pat

  • 20 April 2016

    Thanks to all of you who have posted, written, and called.
    Please Facebook me so that we can connect.

  • 30 March 2020

    Shelagh was a valued colleague, one of the bright spots in the office. I could always count on her efficiency and professionalism plus she had the best sense of humour. She seemed unflappable, and in all my memories she has a smile and often a twinkle in her eye. I will remember her to the end of my days. My condolences to Joe, Jill, Carolyn, and Andy. I’m four years late – trust by now some of the pain of her loss has subsided.

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