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Shirley Lucinda Gilchrist

May 22, 1931

August 27, 2023

Shirley passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 27, 2023, at the age of 92, surrounded by her loved ones. She was the beloved and cherished wife of Joseph for a remarkable 66 years. Shirley was a loving mother to Kimberley and Jeff, and she took great pride in being a grandmother to Brandon and a much-loved great grandmother to Finnley and Summer. She was predeceased by her siblings Irene, Iris, Clayton, Lois, and Lorne, but will be fondly remembered by her brother Hugh, as well as her numerous nieces and nephews.

Shirley truly cherished the time she spent at her family’s cottage on Crosby Lake during many summers. Additionally, for over thirty years, she and her family enjoyed winters in Florida. These seasons brought joy and created unforgettable memories for Shirley and her loved ones.

A Celebration of Shirley’s Life will be held on Friday, September 1, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Cole Funeral Services & Pinecrest Remembrance. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their memories of Shirley during the Words of Remembrance, scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Following the service, an inurnment will take place at Pinecrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Shirley’s memory can be made to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation. Online condolences can be expressed at the website http://www.colefuneralservices.com.

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