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Born: Nov 06, 1945

Date of Passing: Jul 27, 2020

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Shirley passed away peacefully on July 27, 2020 with her husband George by her side. She had battled dementia for the last several years.
Shirley was born in Morris, MB on November 6, 1945 to Edward and Rose (nee Clairmont) Fillion. She was raised in Fort Garry. After high school, Shirley worked at Great West Life until she became a stay-at-home mom.
Shirley married George on July 17, 1965 and spent the next 55 years together side by side, except for the last year and a half when her illness prevented her from being able to live at home.
Shirley and George started their family in Winnipeg and then moved to the farm in Sperling. It was quite the adjustment for a city girl to live in the country, but she worked hard to maintain the yard and garden and always had a hot meal waiting at the end of the day for her family. In her spare time, she enjoyed doing solitary activities like word puzzles, watching afternoon soap operas, and reading novels.
Shirley is survived by her husband George, and their children and grandchildren: son Trevor (Jo-Ann), Zachary (Breanna) and Joshua; daughter Karen (David), and son Curtis (Rena), Chanese, Keringten, Jeremy, Cassandra, Cheyanne, Mervin, Ashley, Brody, Michael and Lucas. She is also survived by her brother Alfred.
She was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Rose, sister Edna, and brothers, Edgar and Norbert.
A private service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Boyne Valley Hostel Corporation or the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.
Thank you to the staff at the Boyne Lodge for taking such good care of Shirley and for making sure her last days were comfortable.

Doyle's Funeral Home
in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 01, 2020

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • My condolences to George, the Lewco and extended families on Shirley's passing. I have truly enjoyed my relationship with all of the families. I first met the Lewcos on the family farm when John Dudych and I worked on the highway construction near Sperling, 1960. We stayed overnight on the farm while working and were always called to dinner as boysis (boys). This call. Boysis has remained a reminder of a friendship that has extended for 50 years. I still use the term today with the family relatives with pride. Thank You - Posted by: pat lennox (friend of the Lewco and extended family) on: Aug 23, 2020

  • Our sincere condolences for your loss George. We know how much you’ll miss Shirley. We’re thinking of you and your family. With love and prayers - Posted by: Marcel and Rita Moquin (Friend) on: Aug 06, 2020

  • Our sincere condolences for your loss George. We know how much you’ll miss Shirley. We’re thinking of you and your family. With love and prayers - Posted by: Marcel and Rita Moquin (Friend) on: Aug 06, 2020

  • I want to offer my sincere condolences to the Lewko family. - Posted by: Lorraine Hill (My daughter, Renee, is a long time friend to Joanne & Trevor Lewko ) on: Aug 05, 2020

  • Uncle George, Trevor, Karen, Curtis and all your families. My deepest sympathies to you all on the loss of Auntie Shirley. May she rest in peace with all the members of her family, extended family and friends who have gone before her. Find comfort in your memories at this sad time and know that the love you shared will live on forever. - Posted by: Charlene McCrea (niece) on: Aug 04, 2020

  • Trevor (Jo-Ann), Zachary (Breanna) and Joshua We are very saddened by the loss of your Mother, Grandmother. Shirley was a very special person and will be missed by all who knew her. Thinking of you all with Love ❤️ and Prayers 🙏 - Posted by: Marcel & Rita Moquin (Family) on: Aug 01, 2020

  • I would love to offer my deepest and sincerest sympathies to George and his family. I have very precious memories of our visits together and will cherish them in my heart. May our Loving God welcome Shirley in His embrace as she now starts a new and eternal life in His presence. May Shirley watch over you and continue to love you all in a very special way. May I assure you, George, that you and your family will be in my prayers and in my thoughts at this difficult time. May God bless you all! With much love, Eva. - Posted by: Eva (Sarrasin) Moquin (Cousine) on: Aug 01, 2020

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