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Mansfield; Shirley Maxine

Posted By Obits On January 20, 2020 @ 1:56 pm In Obituaries | 75 Comments

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MANSFIELD – Shirley M., 83, of Milton, Queens County, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 18, 2020 surrounded by her family.
Born in Italy Cross, Shirley was a daughter of the late Eldridge and Helen (Carver) Young.
Shirley worked for the former Best Yeast Plant in Brooklyn, worked for the Royal Bank of Canada Liverpool Branch as a teller, taught night school sewing and was a clerk for Veinotte’s Footwear for several years. She was a member of the “Crafty Critters” of Milton. She and her husband George enjoyed traveling, as well as a good kitchen party, especially on Christmas Eve where she would also celebrate her birthday; George on guitar and Shirley at the piano. She adored her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Shirley is survived by her husband, of 63 years, George; her daughters Laura-Lee (Gary) Mitchell of Hantsport, Jo-anne Mansfield (Peter Dulong) of Tusket, her son Michael (Emily) of Moncton, NB. Her grandchildren Andrew, Alicia, Paige, Kyle and Latisha and her great grandchildren Tyla, Aiden, Harmoni, Max, Mary. Her sisters Brenda Thorn of Georgia, USA and Judy (Wayne) McLeod of Milton. Her brother Gary of Liverpool.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A celebration of Shirley’s life will be held at a later date. No flowers by request, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Queens County S.P.C.A. or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from Elsa on January 20th, 2020 2:16 pm

George and family,

So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. May the memories of the good times you shared help get you through this difficult time.
Elsa and John

Condolence from Coleen Stevens and Brian Kent on January 20th, 2020 2:49 pm

Dear George and Family,

We are so sad to know that Shirley has passed. There are so many happy and fun memories – either from visiting Shirley and George at their place or from Shirley visiting us in Toronto. Shirley was a remarkable force of nature and will not be forgotten.

We send love and hugs to you all,
Coleen and Brian

Condolence from Brenda and Ira Husk8ns on January 20th, 2020 2:50 pm

Sorry to read of Shirley’s passing, difficult days ahead for sure, time they say is a healer.

Condolence from John & Peggy Whynot on January 20th, 2020 3:11 pm

Dear family of Shirley:
We are so sorry for your loss. We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to you all and to let you know we are thinking of you at this very sad and difficult time.

Condolence from Noweta and Ron on January 20th, 2020 4:02 pm

We are so sorry for your loss , our heartfelt sympathy as you go through this difficult time
Thinking of you , hugs

Condolence from robert huskins on January 20th, 2020 4:29 pm

George and family

sorry to hear of shirleys passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time

Robert and jean huskins

Condolence from Marie Wambolt on January 20th, 2020 4:32 pm

Jo-anne and family ,
So sorry for your loss. I never had the pleasure of meeting your mom ,but I know that you and your mom were very close .I enjoyed the picture you shared on FB and telling of the goods time you had together.
I know the days a head will be difficult for you , take a deep breath and reflect on all the memories that you have of your mom .God Bless you and your family . Hugs

Condolence from Jackie Flint on January 20th, 2020 5:10 pm

My deepest sympathy is extended to George and the family at this time of their sad loss.

Condolence from Marina & Corey Foley on January 20th, 2020 5:12 pm

So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. She was a great lady.

Condolence from Danny&Diana Hirtle on January 20th, 2020 5:15 pm

Condolences to all Shirleys family , our thoughts are with you . Great lady who will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her . May she rest easy .

Condolence from Peggyand Richard Hatt on January 20th, 2020 5:31 pm

To Shirley’s family
Richard and I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to you all on the passing of your dear wife,mom, grandmother and beloved sister.We have the same birthday and I missed her phone call this year wishing me a happy birthday .She will be greatly missed by all the people who had the privilege of knowing her
Sincerely Peggy and Richard

Condolence from Darren Whynot & Lisa Tarr on January 20th, 2020 5:34 pm

To all the family we are sorry for your loss

Condolence from Allan and Beth LaRocque on January 20th, 2020 6:05 pm

To The Family

We are very sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Shirley was a lady and a great person.

Condolence from Dick&Carolyn on January 20th, 2020 6:14 pm

So sorry to hear of Shirleys passing.
Carolyn and I send our sincere condolences
To the family.

Condolence from Susan MacLeod on January 20th, 2020 6:19 pm

To Shirley’s Family
I am so sorry to hear about Shirley’s passing. She was a lovely person, and always took time to have a chat when I saw her. She always asked how my mom was. My sincere condolences.

Susan MacLeod

Condolence from Brian/Pam Foley on January 20th, 2020 6:24 pm

So sorry to read of Shirley’s passing….she was a lovely, talented lady, who was always a joy to spend time with. Our prayers are with you all, at this sad time.

Condolence from Shirley and Paul on January 20th, 2020 6:49 pm

We are thinking of you all with love during this most upsetting time. To lose a Mom is very difficult. You all are in our thoughts and Prayers. Blessings

Condolence from Charlene White on January 20th, 2020 6:56 pm

Sincere sympathy is extended to Shirley’s family.

Condolence from Marilyn Huskins on January 20th, 2020 7:09 pm

The Mansfield family,
I am a member of the Crafty Critters and have known Shirley for several years now. She was a very lovely lady with always a cheerful hello. and a bright smile. We shall miss her on Wednesdays and miss seeing the beautiful handiwork she did so well. Remember the good times you had together.

Sincerely, Marilyn Huskins

Condolence from Mike Clark on January 20th, 2020 7:42 pm

Some people have “it”
A spark, a zest for life and a genuine love in their eyes.
Shirley had it.
I believe people live forever through stories and memories people tell once they pass.
Although, I only had the pleasure to be in her company several times, she impacted me in a very positive way.
I can only imagine the role she played in her family’s lives who knew her for a life time.

My heart breaks for your family, however know stories of you and your impact on this crazy world will last for generations to come.
You will truly live forever in this way.

Condolence from Erin Ingram on January 20th, 2020 7:46 pm

Laura and Jo-anne

So sorry to hear of your moms passing, thinking of you all at this very sad time.

Condolence from AMY PLUMMER on January 20th, 2020 7:54 pm

My dearest friend Joanne ,

Sometimes there are no words to say how you feel inside …. I know your Mom was your everything … What you two shared was rare … Your mom was so fun to be around …. my stomach would hurt from laughing when I was around you two …. I will have nothing but beautiful memories that I was lucky enough to gather in the 18 + years of friendship we have shared … I will remember your mom just as the last time I seen her ….sitting in her chair , doing needlepoint and extended her arms to me saying O my darling come here …. feeling that tight hug and kiss on the cheek …..the I Love You sweetie ….. just the way I will remember this beautiful lady …. I am so deeply sorry for the loss of the lucky lady you got to call your Mom and best friend…. rest easy Squirrley …..till we meet again …..

Condolence from Donald Joudrey on January 20th, 2020 7:58 pm

So sorry yo hear this about Shirley my condolences to you and the rest of the family.She will really be missed’

Condolence from Gordon and Jackie Eisnor on January 20th, 2020 9:23 pm

George,Jo-anne and family: Our sincere condolences to you and all your family.

Condolence from BEVERLEY STEWART on January 20th, 2020 10:01 pm

George, Joanne, Laura-Lee, Michael,

My hearts aches for you as you face the loss of this very beautiful lady whose life you shared for so long. She was always ready with a smile, a joke, a hug, and affectionate words which always make one feel special.

My sincere condolence as you attempt to carry on without her, through all the wonderful memories of the ordinary and special times spent together.

Bev (Mansfield) Stewart

Condolence from charlie Bashow on January 21st, 2020 12:27 am


Condolence from Charlie Bashow on January 21st, 2020 12:33 am

George sending my condolences to you and your wonderful family with the loss of your special wife Shirley as we started school together and you and your wife Shirley have been long time friends for several years.

Condolence from Millie Clements (Nee Trainor) on January 21st, 2020 12:36 am

Judy, Gary and Brenda and family. I was sorry to hear of Shirleys passing. Please accept my condolences and know I am thinking of you in your time of sorrow.

Condolence from Kippy (Fralic) Sarty on January 21st, 2020 6:06 am

I’m so sorry to hear of Shirleys passing. deepest condolences to you all.

Condolence from Glenda Braham on January 21st, 2020 6:22 am

So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing, condolences to the family.

Condolence from Roger VanNorden on January 21st, 2020 7:53 am

My condolence to the family,Mom was one of a kind.her laughter and love and her kindness to everyone who had the pleasure to have known her is the light that kept everyone together, her smile when you stop to talk about her grandchildren ,and great grandchildren and the love she carried in her heart for them , mom was so proud of all her children, and will be dearly missed, but remember forever. RIP Shirley

Condolence from Norman Doucet on January 21st, 2020 8:34 am

My dear Shirley, i will miss you. Your beautiful smile and laugh. I will have a drink for you in Jamaica next month for all time sake.

Rest in peace.


Condolence from Kim E. Risser on January 21st, 2020 8:43 am

To Shirley’s Family,

I am so sorry to read of Shirley’s passing. She was such a beautiful person…so full of life and fun. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Treasure your memories.

Rest in Peace Shirley.

Most sincerely,


Condolence from Harry & Sharon Ullock on January 21st, 2020 9:00 am

Condolences to your family

Condolence from Carla Roy and Anna Greek on January 21st, 2020 9:44 am

Judy,Gary and the rest of the Family…
So sorry for the loss of your loved one,you are in our thoughts.

Condolence from Marsha&Gordie on January 21st, 2020 10:02 am

George and family. Thinking of you at this very sad time.

Condolence from Derek and Shelly Neilson on January 21st, 2020 10:38 am

Sincere condolences to all the family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Anne Hupman on January 21st, 2020 10:44 am

To Joanne and Family
My condolences to you with the passing of your mother. Keep your memories close, they will comfort later.
Anne Hupman

Condolence from Reg&Glenda Baker on January 21st, 2020 10:58 am

Condolences to George and family. Thinking about you at this time, the good memories will help get you through.

Condolence from Cathy Truelove on January 21st, 2020 11:05 am

Deepest Condolences.George Mike Laura Lee and Joanne and families. at this very difficult and sad time. I remember fondly many wonderful childhood memories. I mostly carry the memory of Shirleys kindness and her humour. She always made you feel like family. Love always remains in the memories we cherish.
Hugs and Prayers.
Cathy Cynthia and Larry.

Condolence from May and Mitch Crocker on January 21st, 2020 11:11 am

So very sorry for your loss. She must have been a beautiful person. Our Deepest Condolences to you and all the family.

Condolence from Jean and Wayne Cole on January 21st, 2020 11:16 am

Jo-Ann and family. So sorry for your loss. RIP Shirley❤️

Condolence from Fred Giffin on January 21st, 2020 11:48 am

Sorry to read of the passing of Shirley. Sincere condolences to George and family.

Condolence from Francis & Peggy Payzant on January 21st, 2020 11:52 am

Dear George & Family,
Francis & I Are Very Sorry To Hear Of Shirley’s Passing. What A Beautiful Lady Shirley Was. I Remember When She Use To Come To Our House On School Street And Look After Us For Awhile When Mom & Dad Worked. She Always Had Such A Beautiful Smile For Me When I Bumped Into Her Somewhere’s Down Town. Cherish All Your Sweet Memories Of Your Wife, Mother And Grandmother As I’m Quite Sure You Have Numerous Ones To Cherish. Tuck Them Close To Your Heart And Never Let Go Of Those Memories. These Are The Memories That Will Get You Through Some Very Difficult Days Ahead.May God Wrap His Loving Arms Around Each & Every One Of You And Let The Healing Begin. Rest In Peace SHIRLEY. This Beautiful Lady Will Never Be Forgotten!!!

Condolence from Wendy Borden on January 21st, 2020 11:52 am

Shirley,s family, sorry for your loss. We spoke to Shirley often when she was out for her walk.
Wendy and Lloyd

Condolence from bonnie dalby flemming on January 21st, 2020 12:20 pm

so sorry for your loss Judy…take care

Condolence from Leo& Marilyn on January 21st, 2020 12:44 pm

George,Mike,Laura Lee and Joanne,Leo and I would like to offer our condolence at this sad time,Shirley was a special person,always had a chat when we would meet in town,she surely will be missed.

Condolence from Greg & Susanne Hoadley on January 21st, 2020 1:07 pm

So sorry to hear of your Loss. Squiry as we en dearly called her ,was a beautiful and funny person. She will be missed by many. We will be keeping George and all her family in our thoughts and prayers

Condolence from Lorraine and Terry Dalby on January 21st, 2020 1:15 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss

Condolence from Sylvia & Mike Langille on January 21st, 2020 1:20 pm

To Shirley’s family,
Take care and God Bless!

Condolence from Paul and Melinda Hilchey on January 21st, 2020 1:49 pm

To George ,Joanne ,Laura-lee,Mike and families ,We are sorry to hear of your great loss .Shirley was a fun lady who always had a great spark for life .We know she made lots of great memories with her family and loved them dearly..Sharing your stories with each other will help you all through this difficult time.

Condolence from Arthur and Cathy Anthony on January 21st, 2020 4:03 pm

Joanne, we are sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.

Condolence from Carole and Sam on January 21st, 2020 4:48 pm

George Joanne and all other members of the family.
Please know that our thoughts and prayers go with you all,
at this difficult time.

Condolence from Verna Bleiker[ Sarty) on January 21st, 2020 8:59 pm

George and your family
We are so very sorry for your loss George and I am keeping you and your family
In our prayers. It is so hard to lose a loved one

Condolence from Bebe Dauphinee on January 21st, 2020 9:45 pm

To Jo-anne and Laura-Lee and family

So sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Anne Cyros on January 22nd, 2020 2:01 pm

Joanne, both Kreon and I want to offer our condolences on the loss of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time, Anne Cyros

Condolence from Darin Whiteley on January 22nd, 2020 3:40 pm

My deepest condolences to George and family. She was always so pleasant and I pray that in the midst of your sorrow, you find comfort in all the joyful memories of Shirley are shared and never forgotten.

Condolence from Darlene Connolly on January 22nd, 2020 4:14 pm

To Judy, Wayne, Gary and families – I am so sorry to read of the passing of your
sister. Sincere condolences and know that many are thinking of you.

Condolence from John & Nancy LEEFE on January 22nd, 2020 7:40 pm

We are sorry to learn of Shirley’s passing. Always friendly, she was warmly welcomed wherever she went.

Condolence from Marilyn Whynot on January 22nd, 2020 8:51 pm

To Shirley’s family there are no words that one can say to ease your broken hearts . Remember all the happy times spent together as a family and with help of family and friends you can get through this. Sending my sincere condolences as your MOM was truly a wonderful lady inside and out . RIP SHIRLEY .

Condolence from Robert & Sally Fader on January 22nd, 2020 9:33 pm

Jo-Anne and family:

So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. Sending our condolences at this very sad and difficult time.

Condolence from Phyllis Leaman on January 23rd, 2020 3:10 am

Sincere Condolences to all Shirley ‘s family,Her happy smiles will be missed !

Condolence from R.Keith Wyer on January 23rd, 2020 11:29 am

Dear George and family so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing she was a great lady we all enjoyed working with her at Veinots Footwear a few years back………R.Keith Wyer

Condolence from Billand Anna Cox on January 23rd, 2020 11:59 am

George, Judy and Gary and families

We extend our sympathy on Shirley’s passing and will keep you in our prayers as you mourn her passing.

Condolence from Rhonda Fralic on January 23rd, 2020 4:39 pm

Uncle George, Mike, Laura Lee, Joanne and families.
I am just getting back from away and heard of Aunt Shirley’s passing . I am very sorry for your loss and know that she certainly was thankful for each one of you. I also know, that is very difficult to say goodbye to those we love and have shared our lives with.
I pray for Gods comfort for each of you during this time of sadness as you adjust to your lives without her.
One thing that can never be taken from you is the many memories that were created and shared with her. As I read her obituary, I was reminded of all Aunt Shirley accomplished and the many gifts and talents she had. Those are the things you will always be able to celebrate.
Blessings to each one of you,
With love and sincere condolences,
Rhonda Lee

Condolence from Stevie Anderson on January 23rd, 2020 5:29 pm

I just heard the terrible news. I’m heartbroken. Shirley and George were my surrogate parents when Taryn, Piper and I lived next door for 9 years in the big purple house. Many nights I would sit with them on the back porch drinking a libation or two, listening to their stories while watching the bats in the summer. Shirley always had a cookie at the ready for Jasper when he would bark at their back door unaccompanied. They always had hugs a plenty when Piper stopped by.

Even when I had to move away in 2016 I always stopped in when I returned, to catch them up on what was happening in my life. So grateful I got to laugh with her one last time in September. I will miss you Shirley.

You and George are forever in my heart.

Stevie (Shelagh) Anderson

Condolence from Anders Olsson on January 23rd, 2020 6:10 pm

So sorry to hear this my prayers and blessing be with you guys

Condolence from Shawna McDougall on January 23rd, 2020 9:53 pm

Dear family

I’m so sorry for your loss!! I was fortunate to spend time with Shirley at “Crafty Critters” over the years when I’ve come home to visit. She was a wonderful lady who had a beautiful smile and laugh.

Condolence from McDougall on January 24th, 2020 4:20 pm

Sorry to hear about Shirley. She was a wonderful person , kind , generous and full of fun. We had many laughs together.
May her soul rest in peace.

Condolence from Doug Winters on January 25th, 2020 10:36 am

To all of Shirley,s family,
Our deepest condolences on her passing.
Dot and Doug

Condolence from George and Carolyn Parnell on January 26th, 2020 8:20 am

Our sincere condolences to the family.

Condolence from Linda & Clarke Rafuse on January 30th, 2020 5:56 am

To the Mansfield family,

So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. She was such a sweet lady. Our sincere
condolences to you all.

Linda & Clarke Rafuse

Condolence from Doug and Pat Lohnes on January 30th, 2020 9:37 pm

Dear George and Family;
Sorry the learn of Shirley’s passing . Our condolences to you all.

Condolence from Donald and Debbie Stevens on February 4th, 2020 12:16 pm

George and Family:
We were so saddened by the news of Shirley passing. Our thoughts go out to George and the family. This is truly a loss of a wonderful lady. I will always remember her kitchen when my mom would take me for a visit it was warm and fun. We all will miss her.
With lots of love and fond memories
Donald & Debbie

Condolence from Trindalee on February 7th, 2020 9:36 pm

George,Michael,Laura-Lee &Joanne:I am so sorry about Shirley..I knew her my entire life..she was there for me when my mon died..she was one of the nicest people I was fortunate enough to know &call a friend..she always welcomed me with a big hug &smile. .always called me “honey”.. the tea pot was always on .if I didnt see her at home Iwould see her in town or at my Grandmother’s. She always had a hug & a big smile on her face.i will always have fond memories of Shirley.
You have a lifetime of cherished memories of your wife &mother

Love Trinda Lee

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