We were saddened already by the loss of our student Emily, but then we got the devastating news that Megan Shenon, mom to Grace (a first degree black belt) and Sadie (a green belt) Powers passed away this weekend. She was one of the spunkiest, most vivacious women we've known, and her untimely passing has come as a shock to the whole community.
Whenever Megan would stop by the studio she was ready with a smile and acted as a mom to many of Grace and Sadie's friends. Megan was one of our biggest fans, frequently telling us how much she liked being part of our taekwondo community. She had a great sense of humor, and over the years we saw her laugh watching her daughters in class, and cry when Grace got her black belt. Megan is survived by her husband Craig and her 2 daughters.
Megan's memorial will be held at St Philips Church (725 Diamond St @ Elizabeth St) Saturday, January 28 at noon. I need to double check if it is open to the larger community or just those affiliated with the church and school. If it is a private memorial, I will let you know when a public service is planned. Friends of the Powers family have set up a Go Fund Me page to help the family during this tragic time. If you would like to donate, please click the button below.
We are putting together boards for both Emily and Megan here at the school. If you have a memory that you'd like to share or a message of condolence for their families, please contribute. If you can't make it in person but would like to be part of this, please e-mail us and we will make sure your note makes it to the board.
As we mentioned in our post about Emily, it is so crucial during times such as these that we share our love with those close to us. Don't wait to tell someone how much they mean to you. Our time on this Earth is finite and it goes by so fast.
We love you Megan and we will miss you. Our hearts go out to Craig, Sadie, and Grace. Please know that we are all thinking of you and are here to support you now and in the future.