Donna M. McShane
1958 - 2021
Donna M. McShane
Visitation Information
Friday, November 12, 2021
Visitation Time
3-4 PM
Visitation Location
The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd.
Service Information
Service Date
Friday, November 12, 2021
Service Time
4 PM
Service Location
The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd
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Donna M. McShane passed away peacefully with her son and family by her side at the Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, NB on Saturday morning, November 6, 2021.

 She is predeceased by her parents, Geraldine "Gerry" and Carl McShane, sisters, Linda, Kathy, Anna and her beloved brother Danny, nephews, Kirk and Adam. She leaves behind her son, Jeremy (Krista), grandson Griffen, siblings: Mark (Carol), Jeff, Berna (Mark), Joe (Denise) Timmy (Peter), Kim, Gary (Jane) and many loved nieces and nephews.

Donna was a quiet soul. She was known as a baby whisperer and in a big family she would always gravitate towards the children. She would take time to be present with them, play cards, make crafts, and just give that one-on-one attention and love. What she loved most was her grandson Griffen. They shared an extremely special bond. In her last years she needed much help with her everyday tasks, and without hesitation he was there for anything she needed. We are pretty sure she was teaching him to drive next. She was such a proud nana and was always supportive of everything he was involved in, despite her health challenges.

She was affectionately known as "Helga" when it came to family dinners. She would shoo us all out of the kitchen so she could find solitude among the hustle and bustle while running the show to feed us. She was always the quiet doer behind the scenes- planning Easter egg hunts and kids’ activities to bring family together. She loved music and shared that with her many nieces and nephews taking them to concerts with her son.

Retiring in 2015, Donna dedicated more then 35 years to the Charlotte County Hospital and took immense pride in her work.

Funeral service will be held at The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St Stephen, NB on Friday, November 12, 2021 at 4 PM. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 3-4 PM.

A link for the livestream is

Please be advised, that due mandatory regulations imposed by the New Brunswick government, everyone 12 years of age and older, must show proof of vaccination or medical exemption certificate and government issued ID to attend the funeral service or visitation. Face masks must be worn at all times while in the building.

For those who wish, donations in memory of Donna may be made to CARMA. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Donna will be missed. When your birthdays are through, may the angels keep singing... they are surely singing, and we know she is met with many angels on the other side.

Special thank you to Dr. Lister and his office for their dedication to my mother.


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