Peacefully, surrounded by family on Friday, October 28, 2016 in her 92nd year. Wife and soulmate of her beloved Jack for 65 years. Loving mother of Pat (Cora), Wendy (Larry), Tracey (Don), and Tim. Devoted grandmother of Jake, Liz, Nikki, Rachel; Katerina, Patrick; Christopher, Jacqueline; Abby, Drew and great-grandmother to Erik. Predeceased by her sisters Bea Bere, Ida Armitage, Ruby Dickens, Marj Martin, and brothers Harold, and Maurice. Born in Lucan, Shirley worked at the Lucan Creamery before marrying Jack and moving to the Ryan farm on the 16th concession of London Township where they raised their family. Shirley worked in the office at the Denfield Sales Barn for more than 25 years. As they neared retirement, Jack and Shirley managed the newly built Lions Parkview Place where they later lived. Over the years Shirley dedicated countless hours, cakes, and casseroles to her many friends and neighbours in the community. Her tireless work with the UCW and the Lucan Lions Club will be fondly remembered. Jack and family wish to thank Dr. Whynot and the tireless staff of Craigweil Gardens for their compassion and care for the last eight and a half years.
Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Sunday afternoon from 2-4 PM and again for one hour prior to the funeral service, which will be held on Monday, October 31st at 11 AM with Rev. Bruce Pocock officiating. Interment St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the VON – Middlesex Elgin Branch or Craigweil Gardens would be appreciated by the Ryan family.