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Shelley Anne (Bent) Forbes


Shelley Anne (Bent) Forbes

Shelley Anne (Bent) Forbes, 52 of Lunenburg, NS passed away unexpectedly on January 15, 2023. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of Alan Bent, of Aylesford and the late Judy (Whitman) Bent and sister to Scott Bent.

Shelley left the Valley after high school and went to St. Mary’s University where she excelled, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts cum laude (’92). She was married in 1997 and worked for the family business, "retiring" in 2007.  She then spent her time on her passion, renovating and remodeling houses, buying and selling several properties. Shelley loved all animals, and always had horses, sheep, cats and dogs and caring for them was a central part of her life. Shelley both loved being in nature and fashion and design. She and Ivan enjoyed travelling together enjoying concerts and music. She loved deeply and selflessly.

Survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Ivan Forbes; her pup Tiggs; her father, Alan; brother, Scott (partner Mary-Lynn); in-laws, Patrick W. and Susan Forbes, Mary Jean Long; brother-in-law, Patrick Forbes; sisters-in-law, Margaret Forbes and  Jennifer Forbes; nieces, Taylor Smith (Andrew), Emily and Ashlyn Forbes; nephews, Tanner Bent and Kyle Forbes; great nieces Charlie and Peyton Smith; and god daughter, Kathleen Allen-Rawding; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. 

She was predeceased by her mother and grandparents, and we know that her mother Judy, grandparents, Ray and Dorothy Whitman and Ivan and Lea Forbes are taking care of Shelley now.

Cremation has taken place and in recognizing Shelley’s wishes, we will have a celebration of life this summer. Shelley asked for a barn dance. Donations can be made to the SPCA or the charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line condolences and inquiries may be directed to

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Service Location
A celebration of life will be held later this summer.

Requested Charity
SPCA or a charity of choice