Peacefully, after a brief illness, with her family by her side on January 1, 2017 at 89 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Dan (2004). Loving and devoted mother of Charlotte Kane, Janet (Jim) Barney, Dan Jr. (Barb), Debbie (Doug) Patterson, David (Jennifer), late Mary (late Barry) Gold, John (Maria) and Laura “Cooie” (Ross) Buel. Cherished Modie to Max, Samantha, Danny, Adam (Katie), Kelly, Jerrod, Christopher, Dean, Michael, Kevin, Jeremy (Wendy), Brandon (Jacquie), Erica (Martin), Matthew, Grace, Maggie, Rachel, Tanner, Madeline, AJ and Jack. Treasured great-grandma of 7 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Carolyn (Roy) Wilson. Survived by sisters-in-law Margaret Dobie and Louise Gorman. She will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Shirley was born in Detroit, MI. and was a proud American. She was a graduate with her Education and Master’s Degree from Detroit Mercy and Wayne State. In her earlier years, when she wasn’t busy with her “Crazy 8”, Shirley was actively volunteering with the Assumption Mother’s Club. More recently she shared her time with May Court, Questers and American Women’s Club. She was an avid Bridge and Euchre player and was a life member of Essex Golf & Country Club. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society (in memory of her husband and daughter) would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Thursday 3-5pm and 7-9pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Friday, friends are invited to join the family after 10am at Sacred Heart Church (219 Sacred Heart Dr., LaSalle) followed by Funeral Mass at 11am. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca
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