It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving Mum.
Survived by three of her four sons, Shirley was predeceased by son Sandy Stewart and leaves to mourn sons Tim (Jane), Jeff (Deb) and Terry (Teresa). Loved by grandchildren Danny, Mike, Erin, Shayne and Chad and great-granddaughter Halle. She has one surviving brother Merrill in Ontario.
Born of proud Irish stock in the farming country of the Eastern Townships in Quebec Shirley learned the Irish step dance from her father and told us stories of how her father made his Maple Syrup and her Mum cooked for the threshing crews. She had a deep love for her home and land and was very proud that she held on to it through thick and thin.
Shirley worked for many years at various jobs from hostess, waitress, mail courier and lastly at Odegaard’s store in Shawnigan Lake. She enjoyed dancing on weekends and Bingo at the Seniors Centre for many years.
Shirley loved her dogs and cats who were great companions over the years.
The family hopes that all who knew her will remember her smiles and her kind nature. She loved to have a good laugh and was a great Mum and Granny.
We wish to thank the staff, men and women, at Acacia Ty Mawr in Shawnigan Lake for the gentle and caring attention shown to Mum during her time in care. Also the musicians and therapy dog for brightening her day. There will be no service as per her wishes. Condolences may be offered online at www.sandsduncan.ca