Shantelle J. Connor

Shantelle J. Connor | 34 Years Old | Thunder Bay, ON | Lost The Battle: AUGUST 18, 2021

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Name: Shantelle J. Connor
Age:  34
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
Lost The Battle: AUGUST 18, 2021



It is with the profound heartbreak that the family of Shantelle J Connor announce her sudden and tragic passing on August 18, 2021 in Thunder Bay after a long struggle with addiction. Shantelle was born a free spirit on her momma’s birthday at the Atikokan General Hospital. Sharing a birthday was very special for both of us and beautiful memories are abound in celebrating our birthdays together. She was raised int Atikokan enjoying a rich full life surrounded by a small loving family and many friends. There are fond memories of camping trips, fishing expeditions, lake swims, cabin visits, and long road trips to visit family far away. Shantelle was born with a determination and drive that followed her throughout her short life. She wanted to be a participant in everything …that wasn’t too structured or had too many rules…. and she wanted to be the center of it all. She was often referred to by her family as “Meme”; sometimes in jester but often in “awe”. She knew what she wanted and had the drive, confidence, and resourcefulness to get it. She was unstoppable. She was self-assured, charismatic, creative, tender and kind. Her genuine kindness and compassion along with her contagious laugh, beautiful smile, and quirky sense of humour drew people in. Always a defender of the less fortunate and the champion of the underdog. Her heart and home was always open to anyone in need. Our house in Atikokan and her home in Thunder Bay was a revolving door of stray animals and people…that just happened to follow her home. Shantelle’s addiction took a terrible toll on her and her family these past 5 years. She moved back home in May seeking help with her addiction and a safe haven. Forever the internal optimist, she had hopes and dreams of getting her family back together and starting over. But it was not meant to be. She was taken /enticed from her home here in Atikokan late at night on August 12 and taken back to Thunder Bay where she died of a fatal overdose of fentanyl at 5 AM on August 18th. Shantelle will be deeply missed by her mom and dad, Yvonne and Bruce Connor; her beautiful daughters Makayla and Danielle Kettering; her love, Kyle; her adoring sister Kelly (Sean); half sister Jodi (Liz); half brother Lee; surrogate sister Amy; nephews Carter and Kohen, niece Colbie, her Thunder Bay family, aunts and uncles from coast to coast as well as numerous friends from Thunder Bay and Atikokan. A Celebration of life will be held at the Little Falls Community Center in Atikokan on October 9 at 2 p.m. Due to Covid 10 protocol, masks are mandatory and social distancing will be in effect. Proof of vaccination is not necessary for the service but is a requirement for the reception after words. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in her memory to an addiction center of your choice.

Rest in Peace Beautiful Baby Girl…Your Beautiful Soul will Forever be Remembered in our Hearts.

Remember People are not their “Addictions” – They too have Families, Children, Friends, Hopes and Dreams.