November 3, 1927 – January 1, 2019
It is with great sadness that the family of Shirley Shaw announce her passing at the Chilliwack General Hospital on New Year’s Day 2019. She was predeceased by Art Shaw, her husband of 50 years in 1997. She leaves behind a daughter, Sandra Forbes (Bill) and a son Martin Shaw and her beloved grandchildren, Mary-Margaret and Branden.
Shirley began life in Barrie Ont, the youngest of 5 children, and 1 of 2 girls. All of her siblings: sister Laura, brothers Sid, Lloyd and Bill predeceased her.
She had several jobs throughout her life, ranging from radio host “Wendy Barrie” at CKBB radio Barrie, to secretary to several base commanders at CFB Chilliwack. Growing up in Barrie, she moved with her husband Art to CFB’s Borden, Gagetown, Ottawa and Whitehorse. Their final move was to Sardis in 1973. Shirley enjoyed many activities throughout her life including curling, bowling, lawn bowling, bridge, Skipbo and other card games. She served as President of Soroptomists in Chilliwack and was a member of Carma United Church. In her later years she enjoyed her time at Hampton House where she made many friends and served as an ambassador, helping newcomers adjust.
Mom touched the lives of many people and all were richer for knowing her. Memorial Service Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:00 am at Carman United Church 7258 Vedder Rd, Chilliwack. Reception at the Church Hall to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation.