Shirley DICKIE

Shirley Marilyn DICKIE (nee. Gorvett) passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2023. She was married to Ron Dickie (2022) for 66 years and was a devoted wife. Shirley was a proud mother to her caring children, Dale (Alice), Phil (Kristina), Susan (John), Chris (Tracey), and Ronda (Gord). She adored her 13 grandchildren and was a loving great-grandmother to 18, with another due soon. Shirley will be remembered for the cherished Sunday family dinners, her special tins of Christmas cookies for each family, and her love for the outdoors. She was born on her grandparents’ farm in Yarmouth township to Alfred Gorvett (1978) and Edith Gorvett (nee. Shelley) (1996). Shirley had a little sister named Audre (Wray) Smith. The family relocated to St Thomas when she was two years old, and she attended Wellington Street School, S.T.C.I & A.V.S.S. Shirley worked as a secretary at Goodwin Furniture Store until she began her family. Once her children were in school, she spent 18 years working at Shaw’s Ice Cream in the dairy bar. After Ron retired, they spent their summers on Manitoulin Island, creating many treasured memories. Shirley actively participated in Union United Church and was a lifelong member of the U.C.W. The arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home, located at 31 Elgin Street, St Thomas (519-631-0570). A private family service will be held, and the ashes will be interred at Union United Church Cemetery at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation can contribute to The Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences can be shared at http://www.sjfh.ca.

Shirley Marilyn DICKIE (nee. Gorvett) passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2023. She was married to her loving husband, Ron Dickie (2022), for an incredible 66 years. Shirley was the proud mother of Dale (Alice), Phil (Kristina), Susan (John), Chris (Tracey), and Ronda (Gord). Her family was everything to her, and she cherished her role as a grandmother to 13 and great-grandmother to 18, with another on the way. Sunday family dinners held a special place in Shirley’s heart, and she delighted her loved ones with tins of Christmas cookies that were treasured by all. She had a genuine passion for the outdoors. Born on her grandparents’ farm in Yarmouth township, Shirley was the daughter of Alfred Gorvett (1978) and Edith Gorvett (nee. Shelley) (1996). She had a younger sister, Audre (Wray) Smith. The family relocated to St Thomas when she was just two years old, and she attended different schools in the area. Shirley began working as a secretary at Goodwin Furniture Store until she decided to start her family. Later on, she worked at Shaw’s Ice Cream in the dairy bar for 18 years. Upon Ron’s retirement, the couple spent their summers on Manitoulin Island, creating beautiful memories with their family. Shirley was an active member of Union United Church and a dedicated lifetime member of the U.C.W. The Shawn Jackson Funeral Home is overseeing the arrangements, and a private family service will take place. Shirley’s ashes will be interred at Union United Church Cemetery in the future. To honor her memory, donations can be made to The Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences can be expressed at http://www.sjfh.ca.

On Wednesday, July 26, 2023, Shirley Marilyn DICKIE (nee. Gorvett) peacefully passed away. After being married to Ron Dickie (2022) for an incredible 66 years, Shirley’s departure left her family heartbroken. She was a wonderful mother to Dale (Alice), Phil (Kristina), Susan (John), Chris (Tracey), and Ronda (Gord), always caring for them deeply. Shirley’s 13 grandchildren and soon-to-be 19 great-grandchildren were the apple of her eye. She will forever be remembered for hosting warm and cherished Sunday family dinners, her yearly tradition of gifting each family with personalized tins of Christmas cookies, and her passion for exploring the great outdoors. Shirley’s journey began on her grandparents’ farm in Yarmouth township, where she was born to Alfred Gorvett (1978) and Edith Gorvett (nee. Shelley) (1996). Her younger sister, Audre (Wray) Smith, brought her endless joy. When she was only two years old, Shirley’s family moved to St Thomas. She attended Wellington Street School, S.T.C.I, and A.V.S.S. Following her time at Goodwin Furniture Store as a secretary, Shirley dedicated herself to raising her children. Once her kids were school-aged, she joined Shaw’s Ice Cream, where she worked at the dairy bar for nearly two decades. After Ron retired, they enjoyed beautiful summers on Manitoulin Island, making unforgettable memories with their loved ones. As an active member of Union United Church and lifelong member of the U.C.W, Shirley left a lasting impact. The arrangements for the funeral will be handled by the compassionate team at Shawn Jackson Funeral Home. Due to the private nature of the service, Shirley’s family will gather to honor her life. At a later date, her ashes will find their final resting place at Union United Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to The Canadian Cancer Society as a way to pay tribute to Shirley’s memory. Online condolences can be shared at http://www.sjfh.ca.

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