Anna P. (McShane) James
Anna Patricia McShane James, age 64, passed away while in the loving care of the wonderful people at Hospice of Fredericton on Thursday the 7th of November in Fredericton, NB.
Anna was born August 26, 1955, in St. Stephen, NB, the seventh of 12 McShane siblings. But she certainly never got lost in the crowd. Anna was a strong woman who blazed a trail in life for her family. With her love of sewing and handiwork, she became known as the "Wee Irish Cobbler."
Anna is also well known in our community for her work with children. Her caring and nurturing nature helped her enjoy many years working in the school system and helping with various programs.
She spent most of her life in the St. Stephen area before moving to "The Lake" – which she called home for the past several years.
Friends and family will always remember Anna’s laugh and her genuine love for life and the people she shared it with. She had a quick wit and a great, if sometimes dark, sense of humour.
Anna’s greatest joy has been her grandchildren. She loved spending time with them at the lake, swimming, painting rocks and gardening.
Anna is pre-deceased by her son, Adam James, her father, Carl McShane, sister, Linda Babineau, sister, Kathy Clark, brother, Danny McShane and nephew, Kirk Clark.
She is survived by her mother, Geraldine McShane, of St. Stephen, daughter, Andrea Henderson and her husband, Mike, of Oromocto, NB, by her grandchildren, Keaghan Porelle, and Grace James, of St. Stephen, Blair and Maryn Henderson, of Oromocto, NB. Anna is also survived by her siblings, Mark (Carol), Gary (Jane), Tim (Peter),Joey (Denise), Donna, Kim, Bernadette (Mark) and Jeff (Krista), as well as many close nieces and nephews, cousins and her beloved cat, Willy.
We will celebrate Anna’s life with a service at the Milltown Catholic Church, Milltown Blvd., St Stephen, NB. On Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 10 AM. The family will receive friends and family at The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, NB. on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.
In lieu of flowers, if so desired, please consider donating to Hospice House Fredericton, where Anna was lovingly cared for in the last days of her life.