WHYNOT – Shirley Elizabeth, 80, of Brooklyn, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Thursday, August 13, 2015.
Born in Liverpool, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Eleanor (Conrad) Wells.
Shirley will always be remembered for the love she had for her family and friends and her active faith. Her kind, gentle ways, her sense of humor and generosity endeared her to all who knew her. She had a youthful spirit and loved being with young and old alike.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend who put more focus on people than material possessions. Gathering people together for celebrations gave her great joy. Her church family enjoyed her monthly birthday Sundays and cards. Her annual summer family reunions were looked forward to by many.
Throughout her life, she loved the outdoors and the seasons. Being close to nature was a passion. She enjoyed gardening, animals, especially birds, snowmobiling and the family cabin on the lake in LaBelle. She enjoyed drawing, knitting, cooking and music.
She was an active member of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Brooklyn where she sang in the choir, served on the Altar Guild and, throughout the years, had been involved with Sunday School and Youth Group.
She was a former sales clerk with Stedman’s Department Store for over 13 years.
She is survived by her daughter Anne (Allan) Laws of Beach Meadows; her son Calvin at home; her grandchildren Matthew and Beth Laws; her sisters Muriel Whynot of Liverpool; Carol (Alan) Croft of Kennetcook; her brothers William (Rita) Wells of Bedford; Roger (Lorraine) Wells of Elliot Lake, ON; James (Charlotte) Wells of Liverpool.
She was predeceased by her husband Robie “Bud” and an infant brother.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Brooklyn. Family flowers only, donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Anglican Church. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Ann,Allan,Matt,Beth and Calvin, I am so sorry for you loss. Shirley was a wonderful lady. I am so glad I got to know her. May you find comfort in each other. xo
Ann & Family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. My thoughts are with you all.
Peggy and Richard Hatt
Dear Anne . I am so sorry to hear about your Mom , I know how difficult it is for you ..Please accept my deepest heartfelt sympathy .May the love of your many friends and family give you strength during the coming days ,weeks and months . Sincerely Peggy[Kelly’s Mom]
Anne and family. I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Charlene & Carl Veinot
Anne, Calvin & Family:
So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. She was such a kind lady. Cherish all
the wonderful memories that you have of her and hopefully that will help you
get through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take
Irving. / vida .mckinnon
Ann and Calvin so sorry to hear of your moms passing , we enjoyed spending time together in earlier times be thinking of you and your loved ones. God bless….
Calvin, Ann and family,
I was so sad to hear about the passing of your mom and I am sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Janet and George Fletcher
Anne and Calvin: We were sorry to hear about your mother. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you and your families.
Kim & Isaac
Anne, Calvin & Family: We are very saddened to hear of Shirley’s passing, she was a wonderful lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Anne ,Calvin & family.I am so very sorry to have read about the passing
of your mother..Shirley always had a big smile when I talked to her & always
saw the good in everyone.. May she R.I.P.
Ann, Allen and family,
I was shocked to hear of Shirley’s passing. I am so sorry for what you are going through, you and your mom had a great relationship and I know she will be greatly missed by you especially, and all that knew her. She was a great lady, always had a kind word whenever you seen her. RIP my friend. God bless you all.
Peter and Sharon
Anne and Calvin,so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.Keep all those happy times that you spent with her close to your heart.She’s now at peace with Bud.
Bob and Brenda Lohnes
Anne and Family: So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She will surely be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Our condolences to you and your family.
Barb and Brian Fralic
To Shirley’s Family,
So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. She was a lovely Lady that all ways had a smile on her face when she met you. She is no longer in pain and is reunited now with loved ones. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. Hugs
Barb, Brian and Nick
Ann and family,
Please accept our sincerest condolences. May Godcomfort you during this difficult time.
Barbara Kennedy and Janelle Donahue
Anne, Allan, Mathew, Beth and Calvin – My condolence on the passing of Shirley – she will never be forgotten.
Anne, Calvin, and Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts
and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
Ricky and Wanda Levy
We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
Dear Anne and Family
We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Everyone here at Stonehaven always enjoyed the times that you and your mother would come and sing.
Sincerely Tim and Gloria
Beverley & Betty-Jean Colp
To all of Shirley’s family we send our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. She will be missed by all of you and all who knew her. Keep your memories close to your heart. God bless.
Sherri and Walter Miller
Muriel,we were so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing.Our condolences to you and all the family.
Carole and Leo Sampson
To the family of Shirley Whynot
Please.know that our thoughts and prayers are with, all at this difficult time.
Curtis & Linda Leslie Maillett
We send our sincere condolences on the passing of a wonderful lady. She was a friend to all that knew her. Her friendship will be fondly remembered by all. God Bless the Family. RIP Shirley. Linda & Curtis
I am very sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing, she was a wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time
Our sincere condolence on your Moms passing . Your Mom was such a kind and gentle person .I always enjoyed our chats whenever we met , our memories are such a comfort . God Bless you All , Michael &Glenda
I’m very sorry to hear about Shirley.She was a lovely lady. My condolences to the family.
Ann and family, so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.
David Connie Troy and Sherry Craig
Our deepest sympathy goes out he to the whole family … We all Loved Shirley so much and we will miss her deeply .. We have a lot of good memories with her that will warm our hearts … sending our love and prayers to Calvin Ann Allan Mathew And Beth
Calvin and Anne,
Sorry to hear about your Mom, she was always so nice and welcoming. She will be missed.
David and Bonnie Flemming
David and I were sad to hear of the passing of Shirley. She was such a lovely lady with a great smile. Our thoughts are with the family at this time.
Ann and Family, my sincere sympathy in the passing of your mother, I certainly enjoyed having her in my choir whenever we were together as a Parish Choir. Nany
Margaret (Hatt) Matthews
Anne, Calvin and family,
We were all very sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a wonderful lady and always smiling! Very proud of her family and grandchildren. She will be sadly missed.
Margaret, Derrick and Ryan (Matthews)
Anne and family
So very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Anne, Calvin, and Family,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. My sincere condolences to you and your family.
Corina & Willis Huphman
Dear Ann, Calvin and Family….we were saddened to hear the passing of your Mom…she was a wonderful lady…I can remember going to church in our younger years with your family…she had a heart of gold and loved by all…cherish her memories and keep them close to heart and they will bring you comfort in the days ahead…God Bless
Chris and Kendra Robar
Dear Anne and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences.
You are all in our prayers,
Chris, Kendra, Laura, Lucy, Lyndsay, Lexie, and Lilah
To Shirley’s Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with the family as you celebrate the life of a beautiful lady. Take Care & GOD Bless you all.
Dear Anne and family,
I was so very sorry to hear about your mother.She was a wonderful woman. I still remember getting my first dog from your father and her. She talked your father into bringing the puppy to my house for a visit because it was too young to leave its mother! Take care and God Bless!
Peggy W oodworth
Dear Calvin,Ann and Allan,
Just a line to let you know I’m thinking of you.
Anne and Calvin: We are so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a darling lady, always had a pleasant personality and a caring nature. Mom and I enjoyed our visits with her. She has a special place in our hearts. Our Sincere Condolences. Susan and Rita
Geraldine and Harry Cunningham.
So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. Alway’s enjoyed our chats.
A wonderful person Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
To Anne, Calvin and family: Your mom was truely a wonderful person. She would come into sobeys and get seafood salad and always stopped for idle chit chat. Her soft and kind words were always great to hear .Please accept my sincere condolences.
Anne and Calvin, it is with great sorrow that I write this but I feel happy to have been part of Shirley’s life at St. Andrew’s . Shirley was such a nice lady and she gave a lot of love not only to her family but to everyone who was fortunate enough to know her. The girls and I have such wonderful memories of Shirley and she will hold a special place in our hearts forever. We will always remember her birthday balloons and cake at church, her infectious smile and her fudge delivery each Christmas. May your fun and caring memories of your mother help to ease your sadness during your loss. Love Verna and Family
Lynda & Richard McLeod
Anne & Calvin, I have so many fond memories of your mom my heart goes out to you all at this sad time we know she is with all her loved ones it seems to make it a bit easier to understand why things like this happens. Love and prayers to you all.
Corey & Marina Foley
To all the Family,
So sorry for Shirley’s passing, thinking of you all at this sad time. Keep all the great moments that you shared close to you. Condolences to all.
Anne and Calvin I am so sorry to hear about your loss of your Mom. She was a wonderful mom and she will never be forgotten.
Ron & Bonnie Henderson
Anne, Calvin and Family,
Sincere condolences on the passing of your loved one.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Doug and Tracey Bowers and family
Anne and Calvin and family.. Your all our family I am truly gonna miss this lady we all are … I remember when we were little playing ball on the back lawn .. Hide and go seek …. Throwing snowballs fighting .. Yes fighting coasting all those memories throwing rocks and smashing a few windows getting in trouble always inviting for some awesome food that your mom would be cooking or baking ohh those whoopie pies.. And fudge at Christmas time she would give me that she be preparing for family and friends she knew that my fudge was only consumed by a spoon cause mine would never turn out…. Lol.. She’s fought long and hard was one tough lady .. Our deepest sympathy to you all her pride and joys Beth and Mathew.. Hugs kisses to you Nannie loved you so and will always be your Angel with papa looking down on you with all smiles. Lots of love .
Hollis Bowers .Ralph Baker
Our deepest sympathies to your loss at this difficult time may she be at peace singing with the Angels cause she is now one of them . Remember the memories cause they last forever.
Robenia and Theresa Brewster
To Shirley’s family.
Sorry to hear about Shirley’s passing. She was a wonderful lady. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Take Care
Anne Marie Joudrey
Calvin, Anne and Family,
Shirley was such a wonderful woman. I will always remember her kindness and the lovely smile she always had. Loved talking with her and I will miss her dearly. xo
Dear Ann and Family,
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Please accept our most sincere condolences at this difficult time. Your mom was obviously loved by all who knew her and that is the true measure of a person. May you find peace in your memories and comfort from family and friends during the times ahead.
Sheree, Jacob and Amanda Chandler
Anne, Calvin, and family,
My condolences on your mother’s passing. I am so glad I got to know Shirley on my short visits home to Nova Scotia. She was such a positive, generous, and non judgmental person and such a wonderful friend to my mother. I know she will be missed by you all very much. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Cahy de Rome
My sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. She was a lovely person who was very proud of her family.
Dear Anne , Alan and Family,
I am thinking of you all and your brother Calvin at this sad time. It seems that I have always known Shirley, with her family living across from us, and your parent’s cottage being a stone’s throw from ours. She was a wonderful woman, and leaves behind a legacy of love for her family , friends and community. I can’t think of a time when I didn’t see Shirley smiling, and that smile lit up the room. You have good memories to sustain you through the sad days ahead. Take care.
Thinking of you guys. Please accept our sincere condolences & know that we are here if we can help in any way.
Ruth Joudrey and family
Anne,Calvin and family,
I wish to express our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mom.
My prays and thoughts are with you.
Anne, Calvin & Family
Very sorry to hear of your loss, your mom and dad were very good to me when I was younger and I carry fond memories of those days.
Patty and Ricky Nauss
Anne…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Your Mom was a person one could just meet yet feel they knew her a lifetime. So genuine, thoughtful and never without a smile. Thanks for sharing your memory album. She will always be close to your heart and also those of many more.
My condolences with the passing of your mother. Her smile would always light up whatever room she entered.
‘Cry not because they have gone, but smile because they were here.’
Anne and Allan:
We are so sorry for your loss. My mom has always had fond memories of your mom.
We offer you strength and hope for the future with your two beautiful children.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Randy, Nadia, and Cordelia Jaggernathsingh