FREEMAN – Shirley Louise, 84, of Greenfield, Queens county, passed away peacefully in Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg on March 24, 2016
Born in Lunenburg in 1932, Shirley was the treasured only child of the late St. Clair and Vera (Demone) Crouse.
She was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a graduate of the Maritime Business College in Halifax at the age of eighteen. Multi-talented, she could turn her hand to anything she wished. She was a marvelous homemaker and family and friends enjoyed many, many delicious gatherings at her table. Mom was happiest when decorating her home for an occasion and cooking up a feast. She was an accomplished pianist, knitter, gardener, and seamstress. She loved reading, music of all kinds, tole painting and arranging her flowers. She was a willing volunteer in her community, participating for many years in the Greenfield Baptist Sewing Circle, Zion United Church Choir, K-40, and was past Commissioner for Girl Guides of Canada. Her biggest passion was her family and we are richer for her love and poorer for her passing from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. The past years were challenging, but she met them with the courage and dignity she had always shown through life’s adversities. To the very end, we enjoyed her smile at a visit from her family and delighted laughter when visited by her great grandchildren.
She is survived by her son William (Heather) Wharton of Chester, NS; her daughter Elizabeth (James) Fraelic of Brooklyn, NS; her grandchildren Angela and Billy, Leanne and Scott and her great grandchildren Bailey, Nadia and Jack; her step son Allan Bolivar of Middlefield.
She was predeceased by her first husband Laurie Wharton; her second husband Freeman Bolivar and her third husband Walter Freeman; all much beloved and greatly mourned.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. At the family’s request, there will be no visitation. Funeral service will be from Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Reverend Carol Smith. Reception to follow in the funeral home. Burial will be at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
The family would like to express their gratitude for the loving care our mother received at Ridgewood Retirement Home, Bridgewater and to the staff of Queens General Hospital and especially the staff at the ALC Unit at Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital over the past several months. The care provided to her had been exemplary.
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Liz, Billy and Families
Sorry to hear of your Mothers’ passing. Keep her memories close.
My thoughts are with all of Shirley’s family in this difficult time.
Liz and family; My sincere condolences at this time of loss. May your memories see you through. Love, Carol and family. xo
Liz, Jim and Family,
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our sincere
Condolences to you and your loved ones. She was a
lovely lady. May your special memories
bring you comfort now and in the days to come.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult
Paul and Helen Snow, Hammonds Plains, N.S.
Liz and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, grandmother and best friend, sending my sincerest condolences to you and the family.
Sending my heartfelt condolences to Liz and your family as you lay your mom to rest. The video of Shirley depicts what a beautiful lady she truly was. You can clearly see how important family was to her. What a legacy to pass on.
Gordon and Jackie Eisnor
Liz,Billy and Families: Very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.Sincere condolences to all her family.
Dear Liz and family: I am sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful Mom. She will be missed by all of you. May the strength and love of your family and friends help you through these sad days. God Bless.
So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing.She often drove Aunt Dot and Estelle to Broadcove usually in May,for the seasonal asparagus sandwiches and cream of chive soup made with fresh ingredients from the garden.
At one point in time there were actually two ‘Shirley Bolivars’ in the extended family.
Although she is no longer with you,you will always have loving thoughts and memories of the time you all shared with her.
We extend to your family our heartfelt sympathy.
Robert & Sally Fader
Liz, Bill & families:
So very sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. She was a wonderful person and fun to be with. Please accept our condolences at this very difficult time.
Kendra Robar and family
We are so sorry for your loss.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
A Lovely Lady.
Our Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
To Shirley’s family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. It’s not easy to lose a parent, grandparent or great grandparent, no matter of their age. Cherish her memories of her, as I’m sure there are many. Take Care & GOD Bless each & everyone. My heart goes out to you all.
Linda & Robert Trainor
Ulf and I would like to extend our condolences for your loss. I have such great memories of this lovely lady that go back to my early childhood. I remember looking forward to practicing piano duets with my friend Elizabeth at the Wharton house on Boehner Street as there were always cookies provided. I had my first taste of homemade ice cream with the Wharton’s as well! I will never forget the sound of that chuckle which we could count on hearing whenever we were together over the years. Your loss is great but your shared memories will never be forgotten.
Debi (Huskins) and Merle Smiley
Hold your memories close. They will be a great comfort for you in the days to come.
So sorry for your loss Liz and family. Will be thinking if you.
John and Donna Murray
Sincere condolences to all of Shirley’s family. This is a sad occasion but she can now rest with peace.
liz, billy and families.. so saddened of your mothers passing. such beautiful pictures that took me back. my thoughts and prayers are with you . john
Dear Liz and family:
I was so sorry to learn about your mother passing. I know she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Please accept my sincere condolences. I will always remember the good times and laughs we had in the choir.
To Shirley’s family just to let you know my thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Shirley was a wonderful lady and always had a smile, remember all the wonderful times spent together.
Shirley was a very lovely lady; I wish to send my sincere condolences to all her family and my thoughts are with you during this sad and difficult time.
Extending sincere sympathy to all of Shirley’s family at this very sad time.
Reid and Patti Emenau
Dear Liz, Bill and families,
We send our sincerest condolences to you all. Shirley was a beautiful lady and we will always remember her friendly smile. Prayers and thoughts are with you.
Patti and Reid
Shirley & Paul Shot
Dear Liz, Billy and families: We are saddened to read of your Mom`s passing. Keep the many memories close to your heart and may the strength of those memories and the love of family and friends get you through this very difficult time. Sending prayers your way.
Bruce and Charlene White
Our sincere condolences to Shirley’s family. May the beautiful memories of your dear mom, help you through this sad time.
Dear Liz and family,
So sorry to hear about your Mom..thinking of you in the days ahead..take care.
Diane and Donald
There are no words, just know we are thinking of you please. God Bless her.
Ruth Anne Zwicker
Liz, Bill and families,
Sending deepest condolences for your loss and thinking of you all at this difficult time. Shirley was a lovely person with a smile that could light up the room. Her family was everything to her and she also gave so much to her community. So many great memories for all of you to share…. Take care.
Dear Liz and Family,
I was so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I mainly knew her from the choir at Zion and how much she liked to sing. I met her a few times over the last while at Ridgewood when we were there square dancing. She always had a smile on her face and still had that enjoyment of life that was part of who she was.
You are in my thoughts.
Marlene Robart and family
May beautiful memories give you strength in these difficult days. Shirley’s wonderful smile and laugh were contagious and no verse or tears can show how much she will be missed.
Liz and Family:
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. My condolences go out to you at this very sad time.
Carolyn & George Parnell
Sending our sympathy to the family; our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Liz & Family:
So sorry to hear about your beautiful mother’s passing.
My thoughts & prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.
Gale and Art
Liz and Family, We were sorry to hear of your loss, our sincerest condolences to all of you at this sad time.
Gale and Art Deveau
So very sorry for your loss
Stein and Simone Snarby
Liz and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time! We didn’t know your Mom well but are sure you have lots of wonderful memories to carry you through this very sad time.
BIlly, Liz & Families,
I was very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She used to stop in and visit at our house, and I’ll always remember her lovely smile.
Holly and Philip Smith
Dear Billy, Liz, and families, ,
Please accept our condolences on the passing of your dear Mother. She was a lovely lady who certainly accomplished much in her life . Such a nice video as well. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Holly and Philip Smith.
Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Zona and Stephen
Dear Liz, Billy and families,
Stephen and I wish to offer our deepest sympathy to all of you. From the wonderful photos you have many great memories to cherish. Knowing that many prayers are being said for your family we hope will bring you comfort in the days ahead. May God be with you.-
Zona and Stephen
Liz that is a lovely photo of you and your mom—- Zona
Clark and Sandra Hebb
Clark and Sandra Hebb So sorry for your loss.
Paul and Cathleen
Dear Elizabeth,Bill and families,
Thinking of you all at this difficult time.Shirley was a beautiful lady and she will be missed by all who knew her.Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time.May God Bless you one and all,Paul and Cathleen.