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Obituary of Cluny Sheppard

Passed peacefully in his home, surrounded by family, in Lewisporte, on Sunday, August 23, 2020. He was predeceased by his parents, Annie Louise and James Sheppard; sister, Sophie; and his brother, Baxter. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Golda; children, Tina (Scott) Belbin, Jennifer (Byron) Welsh, Lorna (Chris) Sargent, and Ann Marie (Kirk) Hodder. Cluny leaves his pride and joy, his 10 grandchildren - Mark, Laura (Mark Abbott), Heather, Peter, Andrew, Jenna, Paige, Tegan, Katie, and James, his siblings - Juanita (Stanley) Foss, Bob (Julie), Maisie (Max) Wells, Marina (Edward) Collins, Minnie (Dexter) Ralph, Larry (Audrey), Gaye (Ford) Penny, sister-in-law Daphne Sheppard. Also his mother-in-law Mary Head of Boyd’s Cove, and sisters-in-law Dorothy (Boyce) Dove, Phoebe (Victor) Farr, Eileen (Bruce) Mercer, Sharon (Dennis) Rogers, and Marie (Fred) Oake as well as a wide circle of relatives, friends and business associates. Cluny Sheppard was born in 1946 in Stag Harbour, Fogo Island. He showed his entrepreneurial spirit as a young boy selling newspapers, and later as a door-to-door salesman. In 1962, he began working with Riff’s Limited in Lewisporte, and ten years later was recruited by Barwood Holdings to manage their operation in Lewisporte, Notre Dame Agencies, which at the time was a small plumbing and heating business. In 1975, Cluny purchased Notre Dame Agencies and under his leadership it has grown from a single operation in Lewisporte into an 18 location organization across central and western Newfoundland and Labrador (Notre Dame Castle Building Centre, Notre Dame Home Furnishings, Notre Dame Roof Truss, Notre Dame Realty, and Notre Dame Recreation). Throughout the years, Cluny served as a volunteer director on many boards and organizations and in 2006 he was inducted into the JANL Business Hall of Fame. Cluny loved God and his family. It motivated his actions both in business and life. His deep love and partnership with his wife, Golda, bore fruit of joy throughout their 53 years of marriage. They created blessings and memories that will live on with us. Resting at Families Funeral Home in Lewisporte, public visitation will take place on Tuesday, August 25th, from 4-9 pm (following the guidelines of the medical health orders) Funeral service for family only will take place at the Philadelphia Pentecostal Tabernacle in Lewisporte, on Wednesday August 26, 2020 at 2pm. Interment to follow at the Pentecostal Cemetery in Lewisporte. (Service will be available online) As expressions of sympathy, flowers are accepted, or donations may be made in Cluny’s memory to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation. https://www.facebook.com/pptl.ca/videos/367247567618840/?notif_id=1598452389495802&notif_t=live_video_schedule_broadcaster
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