Obituary of Shannon Leah HIEBERT
February 3, 1978 – Calgary, Alberta
April 3, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta
Shannon was the beloved daughter of Sharon and Les Hiebert and is survived by her brother Derek, his wife Sherry and her most precious niece Tiara. She found the love of her life, David MacDonald, nine years ago and married him in 2015, on a beach at sunset, in San Diego, California. She lived her whole life in Calgary, loving the city, her family and friends.
Shannon pursued her creative passions throughout her life, expressing this in a career as a hair stylist, nae, a hair ninja. She was a true Shanarchist and her mission in life was to change the world: "One head at a time". To that end, her mission evolved with her becoming a certified life coach and pursuing a degree in psychology through Athabasca University.
She attended Glamorgan Elementary School, found her true passion for creativity and the arts at A.E Cross Junior High School and graduated from Central Memorial High School.
Shannon worked at a number of salons during her formative years and then opened her own shop, Shanarchy, in Killarney. Here she cut her teeth as a budding entrepreneur and successfully mixed old school with a new aesthetic. She moved from there to a new endeavor with a micro salon concept, Salon Vain, that thrived on its classic Marda Loop vibe. It had an intense focus on personal service and a motto that resonated throughout all of her dealings with people; "Salon Vain: Making you the best YOU, you can be". It took an epic fire two doors down to have her move on to focusing on the potential transition from cutting hair full time. This was when she started to dream of helping people grow as a professional endeavor.
As a certified coach, her budding practice as a life coach was gaining traction as she continued to see her valued hair clients. She was metamorphosing before our eyes when cancer came calling.
Shannon loved her family, including her uncles; Bill Peacock, Rob Hiebert; and her aunties Bonnie Peacock, Sue and Kathy Hiebert. Her cousins, near and far, were always an important part of her heart and we are sure that Julie, Cindy, Chelsea, Paul, and Jessie would echo that sentiment.
In this modern age we encourage you to find the endearing testaments from the many people who knew Shannon on Facebook. We think there is no better tribute to her life than what you will find here.
During this time it is impossible to hold an appropriate memorial celebration of Shannon’s life. To that end, know that it will occur this summer, pending the cessation of our current restrictions. We will make every endeavor to inform all of you as to those plans.
In lieu of flowers, we encourage you to make a donation in Shannon’s honour to the wonderful team at the Foothills Medical Centre, who demonstrated great love and care towards her during her time there. Please designate FMC Unit 47 Intensive Palliative Care, when making your contribution. All donations can be completed by using the following link:
Lastly, Shannon would want you to inspire someone to be the best they can be. She would say it was easy: tell them they are loved, stronger than they could ever imagine and capable of wonders beyond imagining. No one would know this better than her, so go on, in her memory, give it a try, she will be with you every step of the way.
Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Shannon’s obituary at www.McInnisandHolloway.com.
In living memory of Shannon Hiebert, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.