March 7, 1940
October 1, 2023
Shirley Hazel Dieterle, formerly known as Shirley Benson, passed away on October 1, 2023, in Three Hills, Alberta, at the age of 83.
Born on March 7, 1940, in Vulcan, Alberta, Shirley was the eldest of four children born to Leonard and Hazel (Peggy) Benson. She grew up in Lomond, Alberta, where she completed her education and started her own family. Raising four boys kept Shirley occupied throughout the years. While she held various jobs, her most fulfilling role was that of a Registered Nursing Assistant, where she provided care for the elderly and disabled.
Upon retiring, Shirley resided in Linden before eventually settling at the Golden Hills Lodge in Three Hills. She formed many cherished friendships during her time at the lodge. In her later years, Shirley found great comfort in reading the word of God and studying the scriptures alongside her dear friend, Wes Davidson.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Beverly, sister-in-law Shirley, and her sons Robin and Ricki. She is survived by her brothers Don and Harold (Mary), her sons Roger (Jill), Rocky (Deb), and Rodney (Brenda), as well as 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A service and gathering to celebrate Shirley’s life will be held on October 20 at 1:00 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion in Vulcan, Alberta. Additionally, a separate service will take place in Linden to accommodate Shirley’s friends who are unable to travel to Vulcan. For further details, please contact Rodney at (587)433-7471.