Elaine Isabelle Shanks
1920 - 2022
Elaine Isabelle Shanks
Service Information
Service Date
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Service Time
Service Location
Geary Baptist Church
Burial Information
Burial Date
Following Funeral
Burial Location
Lower Geary Cemetery
Requested Charity
Geary, French Lake, Waterville Cemetery Committee Inc.
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Fred and Marilyn sadly announce the peaceful passing of their mother, Elaine Isabelle (Boone) Shanks on May 5, 2022 at Orchard View Long Term Care Home in Gagetown, NB.

Elaine was born in Lauvina (an expropriated community within CFB Gagetown) on May 17, 1920 to Fred George & Frances Fenetta (Howe) Boone. She was a member of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church and belonged to the Geary L.O.B.A. #681 from which, on June 12, 2001, she was bestowed the title of Right Worshipable Honorary Member of Canada. Elaine worked at Zeller’s, Queen St. for many years. She loved cooking and sharing it with the ‘children’, working in her gardens, and was always ready to go for a drive.

Elaine is survived by her son, Frederick Samuel & Joyce L. (Armstrong) Shanks of French Lake and her daughter, Marilyn Jacqueline & Donald D.  Morehouse of Waterville-Sunbury Co. Grandchildren, Kevin S. & Bev (Brush) Shanks; Angela L. (Shanks) & Judson Foss; Jamie M. & Shawna (Campbell) Shanks; Cheryl A. Morehouse, and Steven W. & Laura (Till) Morehouse. Great-grandchildren, Jordan (Shawnna) Stephens, Molly & Dillon Foss, Camden & Blake Shanks, and Jaina & Jason Morehouse. Great great-grandchildren, Sammy & Mackenzie Stephens. Step-grandchildren, Chantelle & Brent Buote-Shanks. Chosen grandchildren Matt & Nick Stephens. One brother, Donald F. Boone and his wife Grace of Oromocto, NB; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  There will be no visitation.

Besides her parents, Elaine is predeceased by her husband, Sammy George Shanks (1983), grandson, Peter Allen Morehouse (1980), Rupert Charles Boone and Helen Frederica (Boone) Smith; granddaughter-in-law Kim Stephens.

We would like to convey our heartfelt thanks to ALL at Orchard View for the love and care they gave mom. From the nursing staff, activities staff, kitchen staff, and maintenance staff, you all became a part of mom’s family. When we could not be there, you were.

A funeral service will be held at the Geary Baptist Church on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at the Lower Geary Cemetery. For those who are unable to attend, the service will be live streamed at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taBE8znAUIU  Masks are required.

In lieu of flowers remembrances to the Geary, French Lake, Waterville Cemetery Committee Inc. would be appreciated.

Bishop’s Funeral Home & Crematorium, 540 Woodstock Road, Fredericton have been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences and sharing of memories can be made at www.bishopsfuneralhome.com

Elaine Isabelle Shanks