STEPHEN, Shirley Mabel Valentine (nee Barringer) Resident of St. Marys, Ont. and formerly of Dresden, Ont. On June 6th, 2014 at University LHSC, Shirley passed peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at the age of 86.
Born February 14, 1928 in Peterborough to the late Charles & Alice Barringer, Shirley was the loving wife of 68 years to Ted Stephen. Predeceased by a son, Bruce Edward (1967) and her brothers, Douglas, Leonard and Larry. Survived by her brother Donald (Peterborough). Treasured mom of daughters, Dianne Stephen, Carole (David) Hrecniuk, Melanie (Randy) Bellamy and Donna (James) Chaffe; Beloved Nana to Luke, Jillian, Michael,Hannah, Erik, Becky, Wylie, RandiLyn and Danielle; and two great-grandchildren Jakob and Flora.
Throughout her working life and retirement, Shirley devoted her energies to her family, while actively supporting the communities she called home. She will be forever remembered for her infectious smile, her loving nature and her seemingly endless wisdom. Those who were fortunate to have known her, witnessed an angel.
Many thanks to Dr. Davis, Dr. Gillette, Dr. Pook, Dr. Boulton, the staffs of St. Marys Hospital, Stratford Hospital, and LHSC, all those who called and visited and special thanks to Sandra, LHSC ICU, for your wonderful care.
Her family invite you to join us in celebration of Shirley's life with a memorial service Tuesday June 10th, 2014 at 2pm at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home 47 Wellington St. South, St. Marys Ont. (519-284-2820) Luncheon to follow Thames Valley Retirement Community Centre, 1 Ann Street, Unit 77, St. Marys Ont. Interment in Peterborough at a date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, we request a donation in Shirley's honour be made to the charity of your choice.
To send flowers to the family of Shirley Stephen, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.
In the event that there is an error in the information presented, please contact the funeral home by clicking here.