Shelly Muchayi (Mahute) of Halifax, Nova Scotia passed away 23rd of February, 2014, at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax.
Born Dec 23, 1963 in Murehwa, Zimbabwe, she was the daughter of Israel Mahute and Winnie Mahute (Motsi-Mutasa).
She was educated in Zimbabwe where she worked for over ten years as a Police Officer. In 1992, she migrated to Canada to join her husband who was studying at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.before moving to Halifax in 1994.
Shelly was a faithful giver, always thought of others before herself. She was the pillar of her extended family in Zimbabwe and a very strong entrepreneurial woman who ran numerous business ventures with the goal of supporting people through employment. In her native Zimbabwe, she started a charitable organization that helped underprivileged children go to school.
Shelly was a vibrant and dedicated Christian who loved worshipping the Lord in her home church, Faith Tabernacle Church.
She is survived by her loving husband, Dr. Maxwell Muchayi; son, Solomon; mother Winnie; sisters, Snodia, Abgail, and Beauty; brothers, Danford and Nicholas, as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her father, Israel, two sisters and one brother.
Visitation will be held in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, B3S 0E1 on Thursday, February 27 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm and 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Funeral service will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm in Faith Tabernacle Church, with Pastor John Cheyne officiating. Burial will be at St. John cemetery followed by a reception in the Church Hall.