With heavy hearts we are sad to announce the passing of Bobbi Shepherd, who passed away peacefully at Dryden Regional Hospital surrounded by loved ones on June 21 2021.
Birte (Bobbi) Shepherd was born on February 8, 1940 in Kolding, Denmark. In 1951 at age 11, Bobbi immigrated to Canada with her Parents Neils and Marie Schmidt, as well as her siblings, Preben and Minna. Upon arrival she quickly picked up English with the help of the neighborhood children and went on to obtain her high school diploma and a nursing degree soon after. She had a long career working for the Dryden Hospital as a Registered Nurse in both the OR and Paediatric wards.
In 1962, she married her loving husband Barry Shepherd and went on to raise a family with two sons Christopher and Andrew. Bobbi enjoyed her days sailing and traveling with her family. She was an avid reader and loved sitting in her sun room enjoying a good book. A loving mother, supportive wife, Bobbi was blessed with five loving grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She had a long successful nursing career and dedicated her later years to caring for patients in their homes. She was a loving and dedicated member of the Lutheran church whose Faith was a constant source of inspiration.
Her retirement years were spent with her family, enjoying frequent trips to Southern Ontario and the west coast to visit her siblings Preben (Lynn) and Mina (Wayne) and many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by parents, Mary and Neils Schmidt. Survived by husband Barry Shepherd, sons; Chris (Janice) and Andrew (Vanessa), grandchildren; Sam (Tyler), Michael, Morgan (Corey), Emma and Nick (Lyla) as well as several nieces and nephews and four 4 great grandchildren.