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Burgess; Shirley Louise

Posted By Obits On November 22, 2017 @ 11:14 am In Obituaries | 54 Comments

BURGESS – Shirley L., 83, of Port Mouton, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Mahone Nursing Home, Mahone Bay on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.
Born in Port Mouton, she was a daughter of the late Percy and Wilhelmina “Mina” (Smith) Roy.
Shirley worked as a housekeeper at White Point Beach Lodge and the Oxbow Motel in Shelburne for a few years, but worked mostly at the former C.W. MacLeod Fisheries, later Clearwater Seafoods in Port Mouton. She enjoyed cooking, baking, shopping and accompanying her late husband, Purney, on long haul drives transporting goods from Canada to the US. Most of all, Shirley enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her good friend, Marie. She will be sadly missed but always fondly remembered.
Shirley is survived by her daughter Rosalie Burgess-Croft (Michael Croft) of Western Head; her son Christopher (Jean) of Bush Island and her sister Syvilla (Milton) Burgess of Port Mouton.
Besides her parents and her husband Purney; Shirley was predeceased by her son Loran, her grandson Ryan, her sisters Evangeline Roy, Blanche Bowers, Barbara Fisher and her brother Jordan.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A private family graveside service will be held at later date in Southwest Port Mouton Community Cemetery. No flowers. Donations may be made to the Queens General Hospital foundation, Mahone Nursing Home, Mahone Bay or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlerfuneral.com. Shirley’s family would like to thank the staff at Mahone Nursing Home and Dr. Raymond for their special care and compassion for our mom, Shirley.

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Condolence from Willis & Corina Huphman on November 22nd, 2017 12:24 pm

To Shirley’s Family…so sad to hear the passing of a wonderful Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and friend…She truly was one of a kind, who had a heart of gold…and will be missed by all her family and friends…May you Rest Easy…and God Bless you all.

Condolence from Cheryl Hatt on November 22nd, 2017 1:29 pm

Soooo sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. …she was so sweet and always cheerful. .talked every time we met. .Please accept my most sincere condolences. …Cheryl

Condolence from Donna and Bucky Norman on November 22nd, 2017 3:15 pm

To the Burgess Family:

Hold tight your memories to give you comfort, lean on your family and friends for strength and always remember what a special person she was and she will not be forgotten.

Condolence from Margo Hanley on November 22nd, 2017 3:49 pm

Dear Rose and Chris: So sorry to hear about your Mom. She will be missed by all who knew her for sure. She will be at rest with her sweet Purney. I hope the comfort of your family and friends will give you peace at this sad time. God Bless.

Condolence from David and Janet Spicer and Jean Smith on November 22nd, 2017 4:10 pm

To Shirley”s family.
So sorry to hear of Shirleys passing .She was a fun , dear lady. Our thoughts are with you all.

Condolence from Manson and Nancy White on November 22nd, 2017 4:29 pm

Family Burgess.

So sorry to hear of your Moms passing. Our thoughts are with you and yours.


Manson and Nancy

Condolence from Irving Whynot on November 22nd, 2017 5:00 pm

One of the nicest person I knew ..She will be missed by many

Condolence from David Whynot on November 22nd, 2017 5:27 pm

Sorry to hear of Shirley,s passing my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time

Condolence from Anne Conrad on November 22nd, 2017 5:30 pm

Rose and Christopher

So sorry to hear of your loss!! You’ve got lots of wonderful memories. Keep them close!

Condolence from Allan & Beth LaRocque on November 22nd, 2017 6:14 pm

Rose and Chris and Family,

We are very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a sweet person and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you..

Condolence from sylvia on November 22nd, 2017 7:01 pm

So sorry to hear of your mom passing, Rosalie & Chirs my heart goes out to you both[
hugs ; sibby

Condolence from Walter and Sherri Miller on November 22nd, 2017 8:28 pm

Chris,Rosalie and Syvilla:

So saddened to hear is Shirley’s passing.

She was a great lady and always enjoyed my visits with her while I was working.She will be missed by many.Our condolences to the family at this difficult time.

Condolence from Brenda and Ira Huskins on November 22nd, 2017 8:29 pm

We are saddened to read of the passing of Shirley, she always had a great smile and so friendly. Especially condolences to Rosealee and Chris.

Condolence from Tom Kean on November 22nd, 2017 8:41 pm

Dear Rosalie, Mike, Syvilla, Milton and family. So sad to hear of the passing of Shirley. I had the pleasure of meeting her when she was at Stonehaven Lodge a few years ago when my mother, Shirley, was also living there. I loved her smile and sitting down with her and Sarah to put jigsaw puzzles together. Treasure the memories of when she was young and healthy. She would want you to do that !

Tom and Lynnette

Condolence from Cavell Nowe on November 22nd, 2017 9:10 pm

So sorry for your loss.My thoughts and prayers are with at this sad time.

Condolence from Rick Ellens on November 22nd, 2017 9:15 pm

Dear Rose….very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Had such a nice visit with her when I got called to her house. A very sweet woman indeed. Take care in the coming days.

Condolence from MARILYN WHYNOT on November 22nd, 2017 9:23 pm


Condolence from Dave & Jocelyn Broughm on November 22nd, 2017 10:23 pm

To Chris & Rosalie:

So sorry to hear of your Loss. Thinking of you both.

Condolence from Bruce Theriau on November 22nd, 2017 10:42 pm

Chris and Rosalie

Sorry to hear of your Moms’ passing. Such a nice lady, she will be missed by all.

Condolence from Roberta on November 22nd, 2017 10:51 pm

Shirley’s passing makes my heart sad. So many memories growing up knowing Shirley, From the baby/bridal showers when I was a young girl, working at the fish plant with her and so many other characters, meeting up with her and Rosalie while shopping, she was such a kindhearted soft spoken gentle lady. Hope you and Purney are rolling down the highway smiling…Rosalie, Chris and families I’m so very sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Donna and Ian Denison on November 23rd, 2017 7:03 am

So sorry to read of Shirley’s passing. She was a lovely lady.

Condolence from Charlene and Bruce White on November 23rd, 2017 8:08 am

Sending sincere sympathy to Rosalie and the Burgess family. Shirley was a great lady and we have fond memories of her at Stonehaven.

Condolence from Diane and Donald White on November 23rd, 2017 8:37 am

Rose and Mike and the Burgess family,
So sorry your Mom has passed, always enjoyed a little chat with her at Stonehaven Lodge, she was just a sweet lady. Our thoughts are with you.

Sincerely, Diane and Donald

Condolence from Terri Longmire on November 23rd, 2017 8:41 am

To Chris and the rest of Shirley’s family:

So sorry for your loss. Condolences to the family at this sad time.

Condolence from Clark and Sandra Hebb on November 23rd, 2017 9:23 am

To Chris and Rose , so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing , our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow

Condolence from Shirley and Paul Shot on November 23rd, 2017 10:15 am

Rose and Chris, please accept out heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your mother. She was a sweet lady who will live on in your memories. Blessings

Condolence from Rika Bolivar on November 23rd, 2017 11:18 am

sorry for your loss

Condolence from Anne Howare on November 23rd, 2017 11:36 am

Rose, Chris, and Family,

Sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a wonderful woman and always a smile. My thoughts are with you. Keep your memories close. Take care.

Condolence from Heather & Richard Whynot on November 23rd, 2017 2:59 pm

To Shirley’s Family

So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing.
Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Heather & Richard

Condolence from Donald & Donna Huphman on November 23rd, 2017 3:58 pm

Chris & Rosalie we were so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing she was a wonderful lady who always spoke when she seen us and had a beautiful smile …our thoughts and prayers are with u both at this sad and difficult time ..R.I.P .sweet lady ❤️

Condolence from Sandy Brown on November 23rd, 2017 6:04 pm

To Shirley’s family; so sorry for your loss. Shirley was such a sweet smiling beautiful woman. She and Purney always loved music and we’re so much fun to be around. A sad loss.

Condolence from Dale smith on November 23rd, 2017 7:01 pm

My deepest sympathy to Chris and Shirley family,she was a beautiful lady ,you will miss her ,love dale

Condolence from Peter Young,Sharon White,Bobby and Thelma Young on November 23rd, 2017 9:23 pm

Sorry to hear about Shirley’s passing,remember all the good times you all had together.

Condolence from Susan Roy on November 24th, 2017 12:48 am

Rosalie and Chris…. So very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.She was such a lovely lady. I have very fond memories of her….from childhood…and then as an adult. Treasure your wonderful memories. She was a wonderful lady. Thinking of you during the difficult days and weeks ahead .
With heartfelt Sympathy, Susan & Kenny

Condolence from Ronald & Sharon Verge on November 24th, 2017 6:31 am

To all of Shirley’s Family,
Our most sincere sympathy on her passing.
Our thoughts and Prayers are with all the Family.
Sharon & Ronald

Condolence from Vernon & Joyce Hawkes on November 24th, 2017 8:18 am

To all of Shirley’s Family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
She always had a smile for everyone.
A Beautiful Lady.

Condolence from Faye on November 24th, 2017 8:53 am

Dear Rosalie,
Please accept my deepest sympathy on your mother’s passing. I did not know her personally, but I felt as if I did whenever I would meet you and have a chat. Cherish all your wonderful memories. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.


Condolence from Ricky and Mariann Broome on November 24th, 2017 10:36 am

So sorry for your loss. Our sincere sympathy to the family.

Condolence from Evelyn on November 24th, 2017 12:56 pm

Rosalie …
So sad to hear about your mom …. she was always so kind to me … I will always remember her smile and the twinkle in her eye. Hold on to the great memories you have …. and take care of you

Condolence from Orris and Carol Annne Whynot on November 24th, 2017 12:58 pm

Chris and Rosalie so sorry to hear of your moms passing ,such a lovely person our thoughts and prayers will be with you all

Condolence from Kim Masland, MLA Queens-Shelburne on November 24th, 2017 2:48 pm

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved family member. I hope that you are able to find comfort in one another and in the memories that you share.

Condolence from Faye Barkhouse/Jack Langley on November 24th, 2017 6:44 pm

Family of Shirley:

So sorry for your loss. Take comfort in your memories through this difficult time.

Condolence from Adrian &Sharon Westlake on November 24th, 2017 9:16 pm

Rose and Mike. I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. Sending love your way. Takecare.❤️

Condolence from Arthur & Helen Brown on November 25th, 2017 10:01 am

Chris and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. our thoughts are with you at this time. Helen & Arthur Brown.

Condolence from Jo-Ann and Rick Baker on November 25th, 2017 11:22 am

Rosalie and Family:

So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Thinking of you at this most difficult time.

Condolence from Anne and Michael Hupman on November 25th, 2017 3:39 pm

So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman.

Condolence from Marion and Arthur Clattenburg on November 25th, 2017 7:26 pm

Thinking of you during this difficult time. So sorry for the loss of your mom. Will always remember her smile.

Condolence from Howard(Buddy), Madeline and Shelly Burgess on November 26th, 2017 2:38 pm

To Shirley’s family: Sincere condolences to you on the loss of your mother. She was a pleasant and soft-spoken lady.

Condolence from Tim MacArthir on November 27th, 2017 11:54 am

Rosalie, Mike and the entire Burgess Family : I just saw your Mom’s obituary on-line in travels. I can only say how VERY, VERY Sorry I am and was when reading this on-line from Myanmar. Shirley and your Dad and I had more than a few good laughs & stories, about a lot of local things in the old days back in Queens County, even when you two weren’t there, and I shall never forget either one of them for sure !!! I know the both of you are indeed going through a rough period of time thru all of this and I won’t make this a long message as you have so many other issues and things to take care of right about now. I just want you all to know that as far away as I am right now, that I am still thinking about you both and what a Great woman Shirley was and will continue to be in the next life with Purney……..sincere sympathy all around to all of the Burgess Family….best regards and thinking of you all………….Tim MacArthur

Condolence from Junior and Elaine Williams on November 27th, 2017 12:00 pm

Chris and family
Sorry for your mom’s passing

Condolence from Doris Francis on November 28th, 2017 8:27 pm

So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.She was a lovely person and will be missed by many.

Condolence from Linda on December 12th, 2017 10:33 pm

Dear Chris,Rosalie and family,So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.Take care in knowing that we are thinking of you at this difficult time and sending you prayers of comfort and care.Linda and Stephen Williams

Condolence from Shauna & Ian Corbett on December 14th, 2017 5:13 pm

So very sorry for your loss. Our deepeat condolences.

Condolence from Rhonda (Knox) Dunn on March 28th, 2018 8:21 pm

Just heard that Shirley had passed away. So sorry for your loss. I loved to chat with Shirley. She was a beautiful lady…one of the sweetest on earth.

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