September 8, 1941 – June 22, 2023
With sorrow in our hearts, we announce the death of Marvin Sheppard, who passed away peacefully at Extendicare Hamilton surrounded by the love of his family. A true gentleman, Marvin remained courageous and determined in the face of countless health challenges late in life and his kindness and gentle spirit never wavered.
Cherished husband of the late Joan Breckles (d. 2021). Loving father of Tracey (John Brake) and proud grandfather of Sarah, Kathryn and Mikayla. Son of the late Benjamin (d. 1982) and Ella (d. 1982) Sheppard. Brother of the late Dr. Douglas (d. 1987) (Willemien Sheppard), Frances (Zigmund Parkin), Ruth (John Hughes), Kenneth (Nora Sheppard), Helen (Fulvio Michelazzi), Madlyn (Dr. Leslie Bradley) and Doreen Johnson.
Marvin was a career teacher and school administrator with the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board. He was beloved and respected by colleagues and students and he provided them with support in difficult times while celebrating their successes.
The family wishes to express its sincere thanks to all of Marvin’s caregivers at Extendicare, the Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton General Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital for their exceptional care during Marvin’s lengthy illness.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Turner Family Funeral Home at 53 Main Street in Dundas, Ontario from 2-4 pm on Tuesday, June 27th. All are welcome to come and share their fond memories of Marvin.