1980 – 2020
On Thursday, July 9, 2020, Tiana Joy Shoebridge left the loving embrace of both her partner, Colin Binding and that of her mother, Laverne Marie Packard in order to beat cancer for the fifth time in her own way. Cancer may have taken her body in this final battle but because she inspired so many people to fight cancer after her death, she has left behind a Legacy Army of Spirit that “It” will never be able to defeat.
Tiana was born on January 16, 1980, to Laverne Marie Shoebridge (nee Dronsfield) and her husband, Lewis Caleb ‘Ted’ Shoebridge. There was also big sister, Marcella Marie patiently awaiting for Tiana Joy Shoebridge to cheer her on!
Tiana leaves behind many friends who will miss her and carry on her fight. Her loving partner, Colin Binding will miss her every moment at home when she isn’t there to ring the glass with ice cubes after a tough day and after they have come off the road where they’d spend a great deal of time together riding. He awaits his chance to rejoin the person who ever “gets” him so they can be in the wind again.
For 40 years Laverne Marie Packard fought through everything life threw at her to keep Tiana alive and hold her hand as she let go, the best mother that Tiana could have ever wanted. She also leaves behind her step-father who raised her as his own, David Packard; sister, Marcella Marie Shoebridge-Gibson (Tim Gibson); nephews, Nicolas Shoebridge and Tristin Gibson; step-sons, Mitchell (Kristin) Binding and Sydney (Kesha) Binding; grandson, Owen Binding and her in-laws, Harold and Elizabeth Binding.
Greeting Tiana on the other side is her father, Lewis Caleb ‘Ted’ Shoebridge; paternal grandparents, Bud and Hazel Shoebridge; maternal grandparents, Herbert Dronsfield Jr and Ida May Dronsfield (whom Tiana has always known as her Guardian Angel); uncle, Lloyd Dronsfield as well as her aunt, Ethel Jacobs. Tiana has always been a believer that her niece, Shandi Marie Shoebridge, awaits her with the company of every pet or rescue animal that her young aunt ever commended to her care.
There have been many close family and friends that passed through her life and she will see them all again.
“It may take my life but it won’t take my legacy and my legacy is to take away its power by getting people to raise money and fight back by getting their stories out there.” – Tiana Shoebridge
The family would like to thank the Palliative Care and Home Care nurses – you ladies are amazing; as well as Dr. Meiring and our family friend, Dr. Josh Foley. Tiana’s life will be honoured and her memory cherished without the proceedings of a formal funeral service. Tiana wants to thank anyone who wishes to pay their respects and asks that anyone wanting to leave donations in her name, please sue the following charities: Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta, Calgary; Ronald McDonald House, Medicine Hat; Furry Friends Food Foundation, Medicine Hat or to the Windy City Canine Rescue, Lethbridge.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Tiana Shoebridge 1980 2020..
Death notice for the town of: Medicine-Hat, Province: Alberta