Our dear Shirley passed quietly at home Monday, March 28th. Just days after her 95th birthday.
Grieving her loss is her husband and first love Roy, best friend and companion of 74 years. Also mourning the loss of their loving mother are her daughter JilAnn and her son Roy jr. Her youngest son Jon, who sadly, has already passed, is eagerly awaiting her with open arms. Missing their dear grandmother is, Ethan and Elizabeth, Cristen and Aaron, and Taylor as well as her great-grandchildren Lyric and Emma.
Cared for, loved, and comforted in her final days with compassion and strength by Roy, JilAnn, and Taylor as well as the wonderful team of visiting doctors, nurses, and personal support workers who went above and beyond to make Shirley’s wish of remaining at home a possibility.
The entire family is filled with gratitude for the amount of love and care provided by these people, who were once considered strangers are now cherished friends.
Shirley slipped away quietly at home surrounded by flowers, cards, mementos, and an ever-growing pile of projects she would create for friends and family as an expression of her love.
Shirley was known for her loving gestures that often came in the form of hand-made cards written in the most beautiful calligraphy, or in the form of her famous raspberry tarts that often found their way into the hands of her favorite doctors, neighbors, and even retail workers with whom she would strike up a conversation and become quick friends.
At home, you would find Shirley blasting her favorite c.d’s, having dance parties with her grandkids, and working away in her craft room or her beautiful garden. Shirley will be remembered for her kind spirit, her strength, her wicked sense of humor, and her unmeasured love for her family.
Friends and family have had a chance to say goodbye and cremation has taken place.
- When we die, every act of kindness is a little bit of LOVE, we leave behind.
Messages and condolences may be left at www.tricitycremations.com. Please visit Shirley's obituary notice on Facebook.