Shona Kirsteen Trew-Kusmire

January 5, 1976 - July 18, 2021
July 28, 2021 14 Condolences Print Obituary

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that the family of Shona Trew-Kusmire announce her passing at the Pilgrims Hospice, Edmonton on Sunday July 18, 2021.   She is survived by her beloved husband Rob Kusmire, precious daughters McKenna and Brooke, loving family - parents David and Christine Trew, sisters Heather Kelly and Sheilagh Trew (Jace and Shaye), and the supportive Kusmire family (in-laws Paul and Pat, sisters-in-law Krista, Kathy and their families). 

Shona was deeply cherished by her grandparents (predeceased), Gerald and Nora Trew, and Betty Trew (Port Hope, Ontario), Alexander and Mary Brown (Erskine, Scotland).  She was loved by many aunts, uncles and cousins in both countries.

Born in Edmonton, Shona spent most of her childhood and adult life in the Spruce Grove area. She attended elementary, middle and high schools in Spruce Grove and studied Business Administration at Grant MacEwan College.  

Shona had a beautiful, loving spirit and warmly nurtured many young children in her day home over the past fifteen years. The exceptional bonds that she created with these young children and their parents fostered an ongoing social network that has provided a wonderful community of love and support to her.  

Shona was proud of her Scottish heritage and loved the world of highland dancing and celtic music.  She was a regular participant in highland dancing competitions as a child, a performance dancer as a young adult and continued her keen involvement as a proud dance mom.  This created yet another extensive community of close friends, including dance teachers and many young families who were touched by Shona’s sweetness, infinite generosity and radiant light.     

Shona was surrounded by many friends, both families and much love throughout her recent illnesses.  The Trew and Kusmire families sincerely thank all the medical and nursing staff at the various Edmonton area hospitals who worked tirelessly in caring for Shona. 

She was our angel and will be loved for all eternity.

Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at the Glory Hills Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life for Shona will be held on Saturday August 7, 2021 at the Spruce Grove Alliance Church commencing at 1:30 pm.  Light lunch to follow.  All are welcome. 

Memorial donations may be made in Shona`s honour to the Pilgrims Hospice Society, Edmonton.

Arrangements entrusted to Trinity Funeral Home, Edmonton.

  1. Rob, McKenna and Brooke, Shona was truly an angel on earth. Kind, generous, fearless, strong and such a beautiful soul. I will forever be grateful that I knew her. She will be so missed.

  2. There is so much to say and no words that are adequate. I hope you can find comfort in all the lovely memories you have together. I will always remember Shona dancing, kilt flying up behind her! I will be thinking of you all in the days and years to come.
    Much love,
    Lesley (Sim) Armstrong

  3. Shona was an amazing woman and was an even more amazing friend to all. She will be missed. Our deepest condolences go out to everyone that was blessed with knowing Shona and mostly to her family

  4. Shona touched the lives of many people who will miss her so very dearly. My deepest condolences to Rob , McKenna , Brooke . She will be missed by everyone

  5. Rob so sorry for you and your family and friends our prayers are with you.

  6. Trew-Kusmire Families
    I am deeply sorry for your loss.
    My deepest prayers and condolences.
    Ret’d Chaplain RCMP “K” Division
    R. A. (Bob) Harper
    M.O.M.

  7. Such a beautiful soul gone much too soon. I will always count myself grateful for having known Shona. Much love to David, Christine, Heather, & Sheilagh and your families xxxxoooo

  8. David, Christine, Rob and family:

    Sorry and shocked to hear of Shona’s passing.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Pat Lang and Debbie Boyko

  9. With a sad heart, our family is deeply sorry for your loss. A beautiful daughter, wife, mother, and friend. We are so glad that our paths crossed through our Scottish heritage.
    Shona, Rest in Sweet Peace

  10. Dave and Christine I’m so sorry. I didn’t know her but she is too young and too lovely. Take care.

  11. For those who may not be able to join in person for Shona’s Celebration of Life Service, you are welcome to join online via Zoom on Saturday, August 7th at 1:30 pm.

    Please see Zoom Link attached:
    Join Zoom Meeting (Shona’s Service)

    https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84254386595?pwd=NXIvaHpVeG1SeE1xeTlMT29mMm5wUT09

    Meeting ID: 842 5438 6595
    Passcode: 127940

  12. Shona my beautiful cousin. You fought so hard to be a mummy to two beautiful girls. You are the strongest human being I know. You fought hard for your health. Sleep tight my darling angel. Your eldest cousin from Scotland you will be forever in my thoughts and my heart. 💔

  13. Although we were never blessed with knowing Shona in person, we can certainly see that she was loved beyond measure. We are deeply saddened by her passing, so much too soon and with so much life left to live. Please accept our most sincere condolences on your tragic loss. May she Rest In Peace.

  14. On behalf of the Stone family, our deepest condolences to the Trews and the Kusmires. Our families have many memories together; dance, pipe bands, trips, Flamingo suppers and Christmas get togethers. Shona was one of a kind, and although our paths hadn’t crossed much in recent years, we’d been following each other on social media. Her strength and love for others was evident in her until the end. Cherish the lovely memories. Rest In Peace, Shona

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