February 24, 2020
Shirley was born and raised in the Yukon, which became her lifelong home. She loved the people and the beauty of the north.
To those who knew her, Shirley will be remembered as a loving parent and grandparent, and a loyal and honest friend and co-worker. She was a solid person, and utterly without pretense.
Her career was spent serving the people of the Yukon as a public servant with the Government of the Yukon – many years in both Health Services and Community Services.
Shirley loved to travel to explore the cultures of faraway places. She was also a member of Girl Guides of Canada for many years. After her retirement, she was able to combine both activities, and among her many travels visited the four international Guiding friendship centres.
She is survived by sons Brian and Colin and grandchildren Jasmyn, Dominique and Aiden and step-grandchildren Sydnee and Alex.
Shirley’s battle with cancer ended the evening of February 24, 2020. Never one to seek the spotlight, Shirley requested there be no public memorial. Wishes to the family may be shared at heritagenorth.ca. Her chosen charity for memorial donations is the Canadian Cancer Society.
Her family wishes to thank Dr. Robin Jamieson and Dr. Danusia Kanachowski for the care and support provided to Shirley during her journey. The home care nursing team of Chris, Nicole, Kyah, Richelle, and Holly were amazing – their compassion made a world of difference at a difficult time and was much appreciated.
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