In Memory of




Obituary for Shelagh Peters (Mills)

PETERS, Anne Shelagh (Nee: Mills)

September 10th, 1945 - April 13th, 2023

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we announce the peaceful passing of Shelagh Peters, surrounded by her family, on Thursday, April 13th, 2023, at the age of 77 years.

Shelagh will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Derek; children: Karen (Mike) and Jono (Tanya); grandchildren: Madeline, Nathan and Audrey; her gardening buddy and jolling partner, Lou (Lee), and their family; sister-in-law, Libby and her children. Shelagh will also be dearly missed by friends from her teaching career, time in the Medical Records department, horse adventures, Bronte dog walks, bridge clubs, garden clubs, book clubs, and her neighbourhood.

Shelagh was predeceased by her brother, (Keith), sister, (Francis), and her parents, (David and Maggie Mills).

Shelagh was born in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia). Shelagh, Derek, and Karen immigrated to Canada in 1978, and Jono was born the following year. Shelagh taught elementary and special education, and ran the most exotic library in the Peel District School Board. Those who knew Shelagh remember her as a talented gardener, avid reader, adventurous horseback rider, and lover of all creatures.

She loved to travel. On horseback she explored places like: Romania, Wales, Alberta, France, Iceland and Botswana. While teaching in China, holidaying with friends in Portugal and Uruguay, and on trips to Nova Scotia, Shelagh took every opportunity to explore the world. She loved to plan fun outings with her family and especially valued time spent with her grandchildren, her dogs; (Jespah and Zola) and her horses; (Kate and Dream).

Shelagh was a long time volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society, an energetic Girl Guide and Pathfinder Leader, and dedicated visitor to a long term care home with her dog, Zola, through the St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dog Program. The needs of others were always placed before herself. Shelagh’s zest for life, great sense of humour, and powerful determination were all qualities that drew people to her, and created long lasting friendships.

Shelagh lived a rich and full life with no regrets. A Celebration of Life will be held in Shelagh's garden on Saturday, May 27th between 2:00-5:00pm. Please help us celebrate her life well lived.

If you wish, a Memorial Donation may be made in Shelagh’s name to The Canadian Cancer Society;

The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at Credit Valley Hospital, especially; Dr. Carrera, N.P. Coleman, and Dr. Dosani for their care and compassion. We would also like to thank the staff at Bayshore and Livewell Pathways for their kindness and support.