Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 56 years Robert Cairns. She will be deeply missed by her daughter Michele Dressel (Mark) and her son Robert Cairns (Christina). Left to mourn her loss are her grandson Mark Cairns and her granddaughters Janai Eckhardt (Nic), Morisa Cairns and Aleah Dressel, as well as her adored great-grandchildren Porter and Bo Eckhardt. Shirley will be forever missed by her loving sister Patricia Neath (Rodger) and their children Jennifer (Jacob Baker) and Cathy (Dan Straat) and their children Sydney, Avery and Jake. Shirley is also survived and will be profoundly missed by her very best friend Flora Lortie and Shirley’s chosen children Sheri Foster (Brian) and Fred Lortie. Shirley is survived by two loving aunts Teresa Lynch and Gladys Lynch. Survived also by her brother-in-law Paul Cairns (Vicki), her sister-in-law Caroline Cairns, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Pre-deceased by her parents John (2008) and Gertrude (2020) Gerrard, her brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Betty, Gerry, Charlie and Evelyn Cairns.
Cremation has taken place.
If desired donations can be made to The Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choosing.
Celebration of Life will be held from 1-4 pm on Saturday April 22,2023 at The Dedication Centre at Williamsburg, 1541-B Fisher-Hallman Rd., Kitchener, ON.
Messages and condolences may be left for the family at www.tricitycremations.com or 519.772.1237.