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Giffin, Shirley Edna

Posted By Obits On March 17, 2010 @ 4:47 am In Obituaries | 27 Comments


GIFFIN – Shirley Edna, 72, of Sable River, Shelburne County, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool.

Born in Halifax she was a daughter of the late Walter and Margaret (Hartlen) Verge.

Shirley was a 4H leader and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. She liked to knit, crochet, camp and cook. Most of all, Shirley enjoyed her family.

Shirley is survived by her husband Stanley, daughters June (Maurice) Martin of Sable River and Dawn Marie (Mark) Davies of Ottawa, sister Barbara (Phillip) MacDonald of Port Joli, brother Ronald (Sharon) of Hunt’s Point and grandchildren Jeremy, Jared, Lindy and Shawn.

She was predeceased by her son Gary, sister Beatrice MacLeod and brother George.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, where visitation will be held Saturday, March 20th, 2010 from 12:00 until 2:00 p.m with a funeral service beginning at 2:00 p.m. Reverend Judy Cross officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Society. Online condolences may be made at www.chandlersfuneral.com.

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Condolence from Ansel & Joan Hurlburt on March 17th, 2010 6:09 am

To Stan and Family:
Our deepest sympathy at the loss of your wife and mother.
Shirley was a wonderful person and will be missed by


Ansel and Joan Hurlburt

Condolence from Elizabeth Fraelic on March 17th, 2010 6:21 am

June, and all of your family. Please accept my sincerest sympathy on the passing of your mom and grandmom. You know how much we have been thinking of you here at the office.

Condolence from Donna Moody on March 17th, 2010 6:34 am

Dear Stan and family:

We offer our sympathy to you all but know that only time will help to make things better. You will miss her. I suppose we can only be thankful that her suffering is over.

We want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sorry we can’t make it on Saturday.

Uncle Harold, Lawrence and Donna

Condolence from Gerald Keddy MP on March 17th, 2010 7:18 am

With sympathy to the Giffin family,in the loss of your wife,mother,and grandmother.

,Gerald Keddy MP
South Shore St.Margaret’s

Condolence from Brett, Jen and Reed Oram on March 17th, 2010 12:34 pm

Dear entire Giffin family,

Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your wife, mom and grandmother.

“Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow”

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Shirley Rolland on March 17th, 2010 2:35 pm

Dear Barb: I am so sorry for your loss. Pleasant memories will come to comfort you – my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. God bless.

Shirley Rolland

Condolence from Lorraine (Harlow) Nielsen on March 17th, 2010 4:23 pm

To Stanley and family…My deepest sympathy to you ….
(the last time I saw you, we were going to school in Sable River?)

Condolence from Harley and Carol Bower on March 17th, 2010 4:53 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in your time of sorrow. God bless.

Condolence from Verna and Michael Mc Cullough on March 17th, 2010 5:10 pm

Your Mom was a gentle, sweet and lovely lady. I will miss her dearly. Michael and I watched the video at home on Wednesday and were deeply moved by all the photos. Michael will not be able to attend on Saturday but Verna will be in attendance at 12 noon at Chandlers. Our deepest condolences to all the Giffin family.
Thinking of you all with love and sadness.

Condolence from Karen Bower on March 17th, 2010 5:15 pm

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to each of you.

The poem below says it all.

If tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry, the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things, we didn’t get to say.
I know how much you love me, as much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name, and took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready, in Heaven far above,
And that I’d have to leave behind, all those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I’d always thought, I didn’t want to die.
I had so much to live for, so much left yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible, that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad,
I thought of all that we shared, and all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday, Just even for a while,
I’d say good-bye and kiss you, and maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized, that this could never be,
For emptiness and memories, would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things, I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through heaven’s gates, I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me from His great golden throne,
He said, “This is eternity, and all I’ve promised you.
Today your life on earth is past, But here life starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow, But today will always last,
And since each day’s the same way,
There’s no longing for the past.
You have been so faithful, so trusting and so true.
Though there were times you did some things,
You knew you shouldn’t do, but you have been forgiven,

So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don’t think we’re far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I’m right here, in your heart.”

Our thoughts and prayers to you.

Karen Bower & family

Condolence from David and Donna Dicks on March 18th, 2010 4:35 am

Sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Take care.

Condolence from Susan Lloyd on March 18th, 2010 5:04 am

Dawn Marie, June and Stan,
My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

Condolence from Maureen (Giffin) Murphy and Clyde Spicer on March 18th, 2010 9:22 am

Our deepest sympathy goes out to you Stan and to your
family. We were last talking to you and Shirley last summer
at Louis Head Beach. We cannot attend on Saturday; our
thoughts will be with you.

Condolence from Carmella and Dennis Muise and family on March 18th, 2010 10:38 am

We feel so blessed to have had such a wonderful friend in Shirley and we loved her so very much. She always had such a gentle and sweet nature and she will be missed greatly. Whenever we think of Shirley we will have a smile on our faces and remember all of the great times that we shared together.

I know that there are no words that can take away your pain, but I also know that the wonderful memories that you shared with Shirley will make her live on in your hearts forever.

Thinking of you with love always.

Condolence from Ralph Giffin on March 18th, 2010 2:38 pm

Stan & family

Our deepest sympathy at the loss of your wife and mother.

Ralph & Linda Giffin

Condolence from Derek & Lola Bower on March 18th, 2010 2:44 pm

Dear Stan,Dawn & June;

We are deeply sorry for your loss. This was a very pasionate Lady.
Our hearts are with you. May she be truly blessed.

All Our Love!

Condolence from Kim, Ruby,Danny and Andrea on March 18th, 2010 7:59 pm

Our hearts go out to you all at this time when you need all the love and support you can get to surround you,arms to hug you and memories to share. We are so very sorry we will not be with you all on Saturday in person but our hearts and thoughts surely will be. We love and miss you all. Love always Kim, Ruby, Danny and Andrea. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

P.S. I will always remember when asked “How are you?” Aunt Shirley would ALWAYS say “OH GOOD” no matter who asked her or how she was feeling! You will be missed and always be in your families thoughts. Love always Ruby

Condolence from Walter&Sherri Miller on March 19th, 2010 4:12 am

To all the Family;
We would like to send our condolences to you and all your family.it is so sad to lose someone special in your life.Our thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Brenda and Gary Mcintosh on March 19th, 2010 5:09 am

Barb and Philip
We are so sorry to hear of your loss.

Gary and Brenda McIntosh

Condolence from Dot Lohnes on March 19th, 2010 8:38 am

June and family So sorry for your loss

Condolence from Phyllis Bourque ( Huskins ) on March 19th, 2010 3:08 pm

Life will not be the same now that my dearest life long friend is no longer with us. Even though we lived on seperate coasts for many years,our friendship remained strong. My most heart felt sympathies go to Stan, daughters and grandchildren. So long Shirley, your friend forever, warmest regards.
Phyllis (Huskins) Bourque.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Condolence from Dave and Shelley DYer on March 19th, 2010 5:03 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.
Remember all the happy and funny times you have shared with your mother and hold on to them. They are precious.
Shelley and Dave

Condolence from Vernon & Joyce Hawkes on March 20th, 2010 8:02 am

We would like to express our Sympathy to all the family
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes

Condolence from Diane and Donald White on March 23rd, 2010 5:44 am

June and Maurice and family,
So sorry to read of your Mom’s passing, our thoughts are with you all,
Diane and Donald

Condolence from Peggy Kelley on March 23rd, 2010 9:24 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.

Condolence from Shirley Croft on March 26th, 2010 7:19 pm

I was very sorry to hear about your wife passing away. Our thoughts are with you as well as our prayers.

Shirley Croft and Family

Condolence from Sterling Belliveau, MLA on March 29th, 2010 7:30 am

To the Family of the late Shirley Edna Giffin

I would like to convey a sincere expression of sympathy in your time of great sorrow.

I am sorry to hear about your recent loss.

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers as you move through the process of grieving and healing.

With Sincere Condolences,

Sterling Belliveau, MLA

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