Changes for Sheard service |

Changes for Sheard service

The time and location of a memorial service for mental health activist Don Sheard – tentatively scheduled for Sept. 27 at Pioneer Park in Nevada City – has been changed.

A Celebration of Life in memory of Sheard will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at 4 p.m. at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.

Founder of SPIRIT, a peer-led mental health support group, Sheard was found dead Sept. 4 in the trailer he lived in near Alta Sierra.

While the official cause of death is still pending, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office said it appears Sheard died of natural causes.

The time and location of the service were changed to make it easier for Sheard’s out-of-county relatives and local clients and friends to attend.

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