Peacefully with her family by her side at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia on Sunday, February 1, 2015.  A lifelong resident  of Petrolia, the daughter of Hazel and Robert Clark, SHIRLEY FREER (nee Clark) was 85 years.  She will lovingly be remembered by her husband of 66 years Don Freer.  She was a loving mother to Bob Freer, Sheila and Richard LeNeve, Janice and Garry Dennis, the late Stephen Freer (1977), and Kevin Freer.  She will also be missed by her grandchildren Robert and Bianca Freer, Keith and Yoko Freer, Sherry LeNeve, Brian and Rebecca “Becky” LeNeve, Wayne and Kelly Dennis, and Krista Dennis, and her four great grandchildren.   Shirley was a sister to Bernice (the late Robert) Garside and the late Clara Clark.  She was an active member of New Life assembly in Petrolia.  Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where a funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.  Pastor Tim Brown officiating.  Interment to follow in Hillsdale Cemetery.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society ( or the Salvation Army (  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at

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