Shawn & Adrianne’s daughter’s Funeral

Our deep condolences to Shawn & Adrianne, and the rest of their families, on the loss of their precious daughter, Michelle.

  • The Funeral is Friday, May 17, 2019, 10am at Bardal Funeral Home (843 Sherbrook St).
  • Burial at Brookside Cemetery immediately following the funeral.
  • Reception at WCV following the burial (at about 12pm).


Michelle Lucille Spence-Wood

February 23 – May 9, 2019

Suddenly at home on Thursday, May 9, 2019, we lost our precious baby to SIDS. She was only two-and-a-half months old. We are suffering a most grievous loss. Our hearts are broken. Our family sincerely thanks the Cook family, Pastor Andy Wood, and the members of the Vineyard Church for standing by us in our sorrow and for assisting us in so many ways.

Michelle’s parents are Amanda Adrianne Spence (Guimond) and Shawn Wood.  Her siblings are Nathan, Faith, Renae, Star, and Sara, her twin.  Along with her parents, Michelle lived with her maternal grandparents, Kookum Ida Spence and Mishoom Al Guimond, and her toddler cousin Julius.  Her paternal grandparents are Larry and Joan Wood from Brighton, Ontario.  She is sadly missed too by her aunt Leeanne Spence (Guimond) and her cousin Annabella Spence-Guimond, and by her many other close relatives.

A funeral service for Michelle will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019, at Bardal Funeral Home, 843 Sherbrook Street.  Pastor Andy Wood will be officiating.  Her step-aunt Vanessa Cook will sing a traditional memorial song for her.  Burial will follow at the Brookside Cemetery, 3001 Notre Dame Avenue. After the funeral you are invited to come with us to the Vineyard Church, 782 Main Street, parking lot entrance.  Our family asks that visitors bring food to share with each other at that time.

The following poem is by author Ron Ranmer.  We have not used the whole poem, and we changed several words to apply to our infant.

Broken Chain

We little knew that morning
That God would call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
in death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you,
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you
When God called you home…

Our family chain is broken,
and nothing is the same,
But when we are called one by one,
The chain will link again.


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