Sunday, July 14, 2013

Shelagh Loretta Neary Mikulak - March 6, 1953, to July 14, 2013

(Photo courtesy of Shelagh's family)

"Shelagh Mikulak passed away peacefully at home this morning surrounded by the love of her family, just as she wanted. The AHS Palliative Home Care team were wonderful over the past week and, in particular, the last 2 days. Shelagh fought a valiant and courageous battle against ALS with strength and determination. I have never been more proud of anyone in my whole life. I had my hand over her heart as she took her last breath on this earth."

- Written by Shelagh's husband, Murray, on July 14, 2013. 

(Photo - Ted Rhodes, CALGARY HERALD)
This is the day we hoped would never arrive. The world has lost a unique woman today. Vibrant, courageous, unafraid to fight for what she believed was right. Her passing leaves an enormous gap in the lives of her family and her many friends. We were blessed to know her.

(Photo - Ted Rhodes, CALGARY HERALD)


  1. Shelagh. I love the photos. So open to life, to love. All it took was U, and Shelagh became She laugh!
    Thank you, Karyn, for sharing their journey with us through the years. A love story like this is a grown-up fairytale that deserves to be written down!
    With sympathy at the loss of a beautiful friend.

  2. A lovely and classy lady that I was privileged to know through work. Rest in peace Shelagh.
    Here's a beautiful song that others may find comfort listening to.

    Jean White


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