G6: 1930 William George Shiels & Veronica Gassoff

This page provides details on William George Shiels & Veronica Gassoff and their descendants.

Up one generation to James Shiels & Min Coe

  • G6: William George Shiels 1930-2019 & Veronica Gassoff
    • G7: Sharon Rose Shiels 1949 & Bruce McLeod
    • G7: Gordon William Shiels 1951 & Ann Louise Tanis
    • G7: Ronald James Shiels 1952 & Sharon Klassen
      • G8: Michelle Joy Ann Shiels 1980
      • G8: Donna-Lynn Carmel Shiels 1982
      • G8: Kimberly Christine Shiels 1984
      • G8: James William Shiels 1986
      • G8: Daniel Shiels 1988
    • G7: Teresa Nadine Shiels 1954 & Dennis Dyck
      • G8: Devon Dyck 1986
      • G8: Jason Dyck 1992
    • G7: Joy Margaret Shiels 1958 & Jack Funk
      • G8: Amanda Funk 1980
      • G8: Crystal Funk 1982
      • G8: Erica Funk 1986
    • G7: Ruth Loraine Shiels 1960 & Dave Gonzales & James O’Neal
      • G8: Austin James O’Neil 1994
    • G7: Elizabeth Christine Faith Shiels 1966 & Lee Bunce
      • G8: Morgyn Brittany Bunce 1995
      • G8: Brandon Bunce 1997
      • G8: Jordan Bunce 1999
      • G8: Erik Bunce 1999

 

G6: William George Shiels 1930-2019 & Veronica Gassoff

William George Shiels was born May 30 1930 at Cranbrook, BC. He was the third child of James and Min (Coe) Shiels. He moved to Marysville with his parents where they lived until 1944. The family moved to Cranbrook and then to Creston, BC in 1945. The next move was to Keremeos in the spring of 1946 and they moved to Quesnel in the fall of 1947.

William married Veronica Gassoff in Barkersville, BC on July 3, 1949. He worked for two years at the Department of Highways and one year for his father. At this time he became employed with Weldwood of Canada at Quesnel.

William was originally employed by Weldwood at their Quesnel operation about 1951. It was also around this time that Bill and Vera operated a trailer park, just south of Quesnel for almost a year. About this time, their oldest son, Gordon, was in a car accident. The doctors said he would never recover. He was in a coma for three weeks but made a miraculous recovery.

After 16 years, William was transferred to the Williams Lake Weldwood operation in 1977 and worked there until his retirement on December 15, 1989. During this period he was sent by the Company to Japan on a business trip. After his retirement from Weldwood, William ran his own consulting business from 1989 to 1999. He travelled extensively throughout the US, as far south as Brazil and to Japan. He used years of experience and the wisdom and common sense he was blessed by God with, to trouble shoot, open up markets and recommend improvements. 

In the last 20 years of his life, Bill & Vera spent a good deal of the time simply enjoying the family.

Anyone who knew Bill knew that following the Lord shaped his life. He became a Christian (along with his wife) at a Billy Graham crusade in Quesnel in 1955. He was baptized in 1957. He was active in the Evangelical Free Church both in Quesnel and in Williams Lake. He will be remembered for being a straight-forward and wise person. Many people were blessed by the hospitality offered through their home.

Bill and his wife made one last unexpected move in July of 2016 to Swift Current, SK. They were forced out of Williams Lake by wildfires, but were quickly convinced to stay because of the support and help received from within the healthcare system here. Bill was deeply thankful for the healthcare he received. His family in Saskatchewan counted it a privilege to have father and mother with them and to support and love them both in every way that they could.

William and Vera had seven children: Sharon, Gordon, Ronald, Teresa, Joy, Ruth and Elizabeth.

G7: Sharon Rose Shiels 1949 & Bruce McLeod

Sharon Rose Shiels was born November 20, 1949 in Quesnel, British Columbia. She was the first child of William & Vera (Gassoff) Shiels.

She married Bruce McLeod on July 25, 1993 and they lived in Langley, BC. Although we do not have a death date, we know tat Bruce had passed away before his father in-law passed away in 2019.

G7: Gordon William Shiels 1951 & Ann Louise Tanis

Gordon William Shiels was born May 22, 1951 in Quesnel, British Columbia. He was the second child of William & Vera (Gassoff) Shiels.

Gordon was in a bad car accident when he was young. The doctors said he would never recover. He was in a coma for three weeks but made a miraculous recovery.

He married Ann Louise Tanis on June 23, 1978 in Quesnel, British Columbia.

 

G7: Ronald James Shiels 1952 & Sharon Klassen

Ronald James Shiels was born December 16, 1952 in Quesnel, British Columbia. He was the third child of William & Vera (Gassoff) Shiels.

He married Sharon Klassen on April 7, 1979. They have four children; Michelle 1980; Donna-Lynn 1982; Kimberly 1984 and James 1986. Ron and Sharon also have a foster son named Daniel 1988.

Ron attended Providence University College and Theological Seminary near Otterburne, Manitoba and went on to become the Pastor of Maranatha Community Church, an independent Evangelical Church in Winkler, Manitoba.

G8: Michelle Joy Ann Shiels 1980

Michelle Joy Ann Shiels was born on June 4, 1980, in Quesnel, British Columbia, to Sharon Elizabeth Klassen, age 23, and Ronald James Shiels, age 27.

G8: Donna-Lynn Carmel Shiels 1982

Donna-Lynn Carmel Shiels was born on July 22, 1982, in Quesnel, British Columbia, to Sharon Elizabeth Klassen, age 25, and Ronald James Shiels, age 29.

G8: Kimberly Christine Shiels 1984

Kimberley Christine Shiels was born on March 17, 1984, in St Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba, to Sharon Elizabeth Klassen, age 26, and Ronald James Shiels, age 31.

G8: James William Shiels 1986

James William Shiels was born on March 16, 1986, in Winkler, Manitoba, to Sharon Elizabeth Klassen, age 28, and Ronald James Shiels, age 33.

He married Brandi in Feb 2015 and they live in Winkler, Manitoba. James is a member of the band The Color.

G8: Daniel Shiels 1988

Daniel Shiels was born on February 17, 1988, to Sharon Elizabeth Klassen, age 30, and Ronald James Shiels, age 35.

G7: Teresa Nadine Shiels 1954 & Dennis Dyck

Teresa Nadine Shiels was born February 17, 1954 in Quesnel, British Columbia. She was the fourth child of William & Vera (Gassoff) Shiels.

She married Dennis Dyck on July 7, 1979. They have two children, Devon, born September 26, 1986 and Jason, born February 21, 1992. They live at Swift Current, Sask.

G8: Devon Dyck 1986

Devin William Dyck was born on September 22, 1986, in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, to Teresa Nedine Shiels and Dennis Dyck.

He married Lexi-Rae and they have two sons. Unfortunately, no further information is available at this time.

 

G8: Jason Dyck 1992

Jason Dyck was born on February 21, 1992, , in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, to Teresa Nedine Shiels and Dennis Dyck.

He married Taylor however no further information is available at this time.

 

G7: Joy Margaret Shiels 1958 & Jack Funk

Joy Margaret Shiels was born July 16, 1958 in Quesnel, British Columbia. She was the fifth child of William & Vera (Gassoff) Shiels.

She married Jack Funk on July 30, 1977. They have three children: Amanda, born November 26, 1980; Crystal, born October 4, 1982 and Erica, born May 23, 1986. They live in Swift Current, Sask.

G8: Amanda Funk 1980

Amanda Joy Funk was born on November 26, 1980, in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, to Margaret Joy Shiels and Jack William Funk.

She married Myron however no further information is available at this time.

G8: Crystal Funk 1982

Chrystal Dawn Funk was born on October 5, 1982, in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, to Margaret Joy Shiels and Jack William Funk.

She married Brad however no further information is available at this time.

G8: Erica Funk 1986

Erika Rae Funk was born on May 23, 1986, in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, to Margaret Joy Shiels and Jack William Funk.

She married Grant however no further information is available at this time.

G7: Ruth Loraine Shiels 1960 & Dave Gonzales & James O’Neal

Ruth Loraine Shiels was born February 25, 1960 in Quesnel, British Columbia. She was the sixth child of William & Vera (Gassoff) Shiels.

She married Dave Gonzales. They have since divorced and Ruth was married to James O’Neal on November 7, 1992. They have one child; Austin James (AJ), born May 29, 1994.

They live at Spokane, Washington, U.S.A.

 

G8: Austin James O’Neil 1994

Austin (AJ) O’Neil was born on May 29, 1994, to Ruth Loraine Shiels and Jim O’Neil.

G7: Elizabeth Christine Faith Shiels 1966 & Lee Bunce

Morgan, Jordan, Chris, Lee, Eric, Vanessa & Brandon

Elizabeth Christine Faith Shiels was born Oct 10, 1966 in Quesnel, British Columbia. She was the seventh child of William & Vera (Gassoff) Shiels.

She married Lee Bunce on July 6, 1991. They have four children, Morgyn Brittany, born April 20, 1995; Brandon born October 21, 1997; and twins Jordan and Erik born October 29, 1999. They live at Williams Lake.

 

 

 

 

G8: Morgyn Brittany Bunce 1995

Morgyn Bunce was born on April 20, 1995, to Christine Faith Elizabeth Shiels, age 28, and Lee Bunce, age 30.

G8: Brandon Bunce 1997

Brandon Bunce was born on October 21, 1997, to Christine Faith Elizabeth Shiels, age 31, and Lee Bunce, age 32.

G8: Jordan Bunce 1999

Erik Bunce was born on October 29, 1999, to Christine Faith Elizabeth Shiels, age 33, and Lee Bunce, age 34.

G8: Erik Bunce 1999

Jordan Bunce was born on October 29, 1999, to Christine Faith Elizabeth Shiels, age 33, and Lee Bunce, age 34.