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Obituary for Shelley Rose WINHOLD (Bender)

WINHOLD, Shelley

With deep sadness we announce that Shelley Rose Winhold, dear wife, mom and grandma, passed away peacefully at home in Tavistock, on Sunday, October 22, 2023, with her family by her side.

Shelley is survived by her husband and best friend Kevin, her daughter Tiffany (Tony) Tabbert, son Taylor (Taylor Westman), and grandchildren Sullivan, Willa and Ryker. Shelley is the beloved, eldest daughter of LaRoyd and Roslyn Bender and daughter-in-law of Doris Winhold. Forever remembered by her siblings Shawn (Sherri) Bender, Sharla Moore, Shayanne (Roger Wagler) Bender, and siblings-in-law Terry (Pat), Dale (Lexa Harinen), Sam, Darryl (Bonnie), Brad (Donna) and Rhonda (Ron) Saunders. Loved by many nieces and nephews.

Shelley was predeceased by her father-in-law Harold Winhold and brother-in-law Mark Moore, as well as maternal grandparents Wallie and Rose Ross, and paternal grandparents Ervin and Rachel Bender.

Born on her grandmother Rachel's 50th birthday, on April 11, 1965. Shelley came into the world with a strong family connection which she carried with her, always. She was happiest tending to her grandchildren or her flowerbeds. She spent hours reading, singing and playing with the kids and was equally as committed to planting, watering and pruning her plants. Her caring and thoughtful nature extended far beyond her family and home, and was felt by all who knew her. Shelley was a longtime employee at Kindred Credit Union, starting in an entry-level position and later retiring as the Manager, Fraud and Privacy. Her dedication to her work was second to none. She gave endlessly to her community, volunteering for Figure Skating Executive, Minor Hockey Parents, and various positions at Tavistock Mennonite Church. Shelley maintained special relationships with countless friends from childhood through retirement. Whether a quick coffee, a country music concert or a cottage weekend, she loved nothing more than time spent with her people.

A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. Please join us for visitation on Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Francis Funeral Home in Tavistock. Service and celebration will take place on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 from 11am-2pm at Puddicombe House in New Hamburg.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Tavistock Mennonite Church would be appreciated by the family and may be made through the Francis Funeral Home by calling 519-655-2431.

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