September 26, 1928 - March 13, 2017
Shirley Clara Winnifred Weir
With the love of her family surrounding her, and with profound sadness, we announce the peaceful passing of Shirley Clara Winnifred Weir on Monday March 13, 2017 in her 89th year at Parkwood Hospital. Heaven has received a beautiful Angel.
Beloved wife of William ‘Bill’ Weir for 67 beautiful years and cherished mother of Rick (Lisa), Jackie Vettor (Peter), and Bill (Lisa). Proud grandmother of Bradley, Andrew, Fraser, Benjamin (Nicole), Danielle, and Samantha. Daughter of the late Ella Warne and Daniel Hone.
Shirley was born in London, Ontario and, except for two years in Windsor, lived her entire life in London. Shirley overcame a difficult childhood through the challenges of the depression and the war years. But in 1949 Shirley married Bill, her best friend, love of her life, and the man who was always by her side. After raising their three children they kicked their travelling into high gear cruising to faraway places, Greece, Europe, Australia and the South Pacific, to name a few. Eventually, jumping into their motor home and hitting the road any time of year became their passion including many fun filled years as ‘Winter Texans’ in Harlingen, Texas and then as ‘Snow Birds’ in Panama City Beach, Florida. They developed many lifelong friendships along the way. Shirley will be missed by many friends, particularly her dearest girlfriend, Darlene.
Shirley and Bill loved to dance. Throughout the years venues like The Stork Club in Port Stanley, the London Arena, and Wonderland Gardens were favourites. When they hit the floor to ‘jitterbug’, the crowd stood back. Shirley worked for several years at London Life in various roles, ending her career as Dufferin Avenue receptionist.
Sincere thanks to the CCAC home care professionals over the last year, particularly PSW Trina’s compassionate care; the doctors and special care of the University Hospital SAMU/Palliative team; and finally Parkwood Hospital’s Palliative team.
Cremation has taken place. At Shirley’s request there will be no public funeral.
For those wishing to make a memorial donation, please consider The Salvation Army.
Messages of condolence may be shared at www.wareingcremation.ca