WILSON, Shannon April Of Elginburg, Ontario. - Unexpectedly and tragically our Family Angel was taken on Friday, December 3, 2004 at the age of 27. Precious daughter of Linda Wilson and Brian Wilson. Sweet fiancée of Joey Cabingue, Philippines. Special to Linda's husband Doug Christie and his children Susan, Amanda and James, and Brian's life partner Ruth Cofield and her family. Loved sister of Brenna Biro (Jeff), Banff. Always treasured by 'Uncle Moe', Maurice Harten. Dear granddaughter of the late Louis and Elsie Baechler and Wilbur (Wib) Wilson, Sudbury and the late Evelyn Wilson. Wonderful aunt of Caedin, Sianna and Bronwyn. Sadly missed niece of Donna Noble, Sharon Wilson, Mark Dupont, Valerie Wilson and Michael Bell. Fondly remembered by cousins Jody, Maradee and son, Kimi and daughters, Kim (Chris) and little Ethan and Stuart and Curtis. Great friend of many, especially close friend of Tara, Andrea, Nicole, Joanne, Katrina and Melissa. Also remembered by staff and customers of Joey's Only Seafood Restaurant (Kingston) and Holland America Cruise Line. Shannon was born in Kingston and grew up in Yarker, Picton and Kingston. She was a radiant and energetic child. She enjoyed many activities including collecting, horseback riding, soccer, field hockey, Irish Dancing and singing in the St. George's Cathedral Children's Choir. She graduated from Regiopolis - Notre Dame High School and then Sir Sanford Flemming College in Travel and Tourism. Her skills, talents and accomplishments were many including certification in bartending and restaurant serving, scuba diving and teacher of English as a Second Language. Her restaurant work began at East Side Mario's. She was a tremendous asset to her Dad's restaurant, Joey's Only Seafood (Kingston). Shannon taught English to employees on cruise ships and most recently was a tutor of a Kingston International student. She travelled extensively, employed as a Children's Program Director for five years with Holland America Cruise Line. Shannon's adventurous, inquisitive, courageous and fearless spirit led her to attempt and succeed in many things including sky diving and bungee jumping. She was a Christian and appreciated nature and the gift of life which she lived fully. Shannon will mostly be remembered for the sparkling beauty, love and joy she gave to us. Resting at the JAMES REID FUNERAL HOME, CATARAQUI CHAPEL (1900 John Counter Blvd. at Highway 2, Kingston, Ontario (613) 544-3411). As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Children's Wish Foundation would be appreciated by the family.