October 31, 1926 - December 30, 2016
Funeral Home Nepean - Garden Chapel
Peacefully on December 30th ,2016 at the age of 90. She can now rejoin her cherished husband, Peter (who passed away in December 2008). Mother of Susan Kaye (Gilles Bourret) and Sheila Allen (Gwillym Allen), grandmother of Meghan Allen (Geoff Cruttwell) and Bronwyn Young (Shawn Young), great-grandmother of Tesfa Cruttwell, and Huxley and Ianto Young. Predeceased by her brother, Joe. Shirley enjoyed a fulfilling career as a medical laboratory technologist. She loved flower arranging, quilting, nature, art, colour and all things beautiful. She was an avid bridge player until Parkinson’s made it too difficult to manage. She and Peter had a busy social life and always enjoyed the company of their family and good friends. Many thanks to all the staff at Carleton Lodge, in particular those on West Carleton, for their professionalism, care and many kindnesses over the years. Thanks also to caregivers Carol and Janice. Shirley will be deeply missed by her family in Ottawa, New Brunswick, and the Niagara Peninsula, and by many friends in Ottawa, Toronto and Florida. Shirley will be interred along with Peter in a quiet family service in the spring. For those wishing, a donation in Shirley’s memory may be made to the Parkinson Society.