SLATTERIE, Shirley (nee Frieday) of Sarnia

SLATTERIE, Shirley – Passed to a far better place surrounded by her loving daughter Cindy and her husband Paul Pinel and daughter Debra Slatterie on November 4, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia. Born March 14, 1933 in Seaforth, Ontario, she was predeceased by her father Herman Frieday and mother Rita (nee: Hartman), loving husband John “Jack” Morrison Slatterie, her brother Bruce and first wife Edna Hiusser, and survived by his second wife Marian (nee: Holt). Shirley is survived by her sisters Elaine Hunt of Guelph, Joanne Frieday (Rolf) of Wellington, Ontario and brother Ron Frieday (Bernice) of Brampton. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews in the names of Dave Frieday, Sue Hilker, Pat Duval and Janet Crowther, as well as Ron Frieday’s children Michelle, Bonnie and Krista, Elaine’s sons Mark and John and Joanne Frieday’s son Joel and Marian’s children Rick Davis, Cindy Davis, Lynn Phoenix (deceased) and Patti Farnham. Retired as a High School Teacher after thirty-five years of service, Shirley began teaching in London, Ontario. With her husband Jack, she moved to Sarnia where she was a teacher at Sacred Heart Elementary School and ended her teaching career at Alexander MacKenzie High School. She spent much of her retirement in Venice, Florida, where she sharpened her bridge playing and painting skills. She accepted many commissions for her painting while in Venice. Everyone who knew Shirley regarded her as dignified, artistic, kind, thoughtful, determined, independent and stubborn, all that you could hope for in a life’s partner, mother, mother-in-law, aunt, friend and teacher. Memorial visitation will be held at the McKENZIE BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 North Christina Street, Sarnia on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A private interment will take place at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Association, 556 Christina St. N., Sarnia, N7T 5W6. Enormous gratitude is expressed to Dr. Glen Maddison and his outstanding staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice. Further gratitude is also sent out to the L.H.I.N. in the person of Evelyn Dixon and her great staff who gave such wonderful care to Shirley. Such care and compassion surrounded us through a difficult time for which we cannot thank you enough.  Messages of condolence & memories may be left at

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