Born November 11, 1974 in Edmonton, AB, Sheldon Terence Flamond passed away peacefully into God’s arms, surrounded by the love of his family on November 9, 2021 in Calgary, AB, following a courageous battle with lupus and Covid-19, at the age of 46.
He leaves to treasure his memory, his wife Kacey, mother Marlene Carriere, brother Christopher (Brandi), sister Nicole (Matt), sister Teejay, sister Connie, sister Tammy (Russ), sister Joanne (David), brother Joey, many uncles and aunts, nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. He is once again reunited with his father Clifford Desjarlais, stepfather Hector Carriere, grandparents Elizabeth and Henry, nephews Ryan and Richard Durocher, cousin Big Jay (Jason Flamand), Aunty Frieda, and Aunty Eunice.
Sheldon, also known as Poncho, a nickname given to him at birth by his grandfather, lived a life full of love and laughter. Sheldon lived with his grandparents and brother in St. Paul from the ages 10-21. At 21 he moved to Calgary. Sheldon joined the boilermakers in 1999, other jobs he had were, tow truck driver, dispatcher, and delivery truck driver. Sheldon loved driving, often scoping out the perfect place to take the perfect picture. He loved going for weekend drives to the mountains enjoying all the beauty his home province has to offer. His love for the Calgary Stampede went unmatched. Waking up at the crack of dawn to get to the Stampede parade and start day drinking by 7 am. Sheldon had a deep love for music and you could often find him enjoying a Saturday afternoon jam at one of the various venues around town. Some of his favorite places to frequent over the years were The Ranchmans, the Shamrock, King Eddy, and the Blues Can. Many people will remember the days of 9A street where the parties were never ending and a short stumble to one of his favorite watering holes, Watchman’s. Many good times and memories were made there with him. Sheldon had a love for creating artwork and had a few of his drawings made into tattoos. He shared a love for cars and motorcycles with his brother, always sending pictures of cool cars and bikes to each other. Sheldon had an infectious laugh and a questionable sense of humour. He always had a way of lighting up any room. Uncle Poncho’s love for his nieces and nephews was unlike any other, whether it was bringing the kids candy before bedtime or being a bad influence on them and getting them into trouble with their parents, also just he was a big teddy bear to all of them. Sheldon met his wife Kacey online and married her in Las Vegas on January 2, 2021. Although they were only married a short time, the love ran deep. The one thing we can all learn from Sheldon (Poncho) is to love hard, live hard, and laugh even harder. He is a great soul that will be greatly missed by many.
A Funeral Service will be held for Sheldon at Pierson’s Forest Lawn Chapel (4121 – 17 Avenue SE, Calgary) on Friday, November 26, 2021 at 2:30 pm-3:30 pm. During this time we are only able to invite in 50 people inside the funeral home. Starting at 3:30pm there will be a viewing and time of remembrance where we will rotate all guests to be able to pay their respects to Poncho and the family. Those unable to attend in person may watch the service at 2:30pm via this link here
Those attending will be asked to provide one of the following due to city by-laws, COVID vaccination via QR Code (two doses), OR a negative COVID test (within 72 hours), OR Valid Medical exemption AND valid matching government identification (with name & date of birth).
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