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Born: May 25, 1943

Date of Passing: Jan 01, 2022

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May 25, 1943 - January 1, 2022

Graceful and beautiful to the end, Shirley Gregg wanted one last New Year's Eve with family, and passed away with her loving daughters at her side and her loving son in her heart on the morning of New Year's Day 2022. Shirley is survived by her three children, Shannon, Tricia and Trevor, grandchildren Jared, Austin, Emma, Justin, Kirk, Cody and great granddaughter Georgia as well as her brother Daniel, sister Joan, and many nieces and nephews.
Shirley lived a full and active life surrounded by family, friends, music and dancing. She retired to spend more time with family, travel, work out, play pickleball and of course, dance! Shirley loved to dance! It didn't matter where or when. Chances were, if there was a good tune playing, then she was bopping along to the beat with a smile on her face. Never one to sit still for long, Shirley also enjoyed many adventures in her time.
Her love for travel and adventure allowed her to explore Palm Springs, Barbados, Cuba, Mexico, Dominican, Italy and France! She also fulfilled her dream to go to Disney World with her children and grandchildren and enjoyed her bucket-list trip to Hawaii. She even completed two trips from Winnipeg to Deep River, Ontario by motorcycle – once on her own! Snowmobiling in the Rockies, water tubing down the Ottawa River, cross country and downhill skiing - her zest for life was an inspiration and her love of her family was endless.
Shirley loved spending time with her grandchildren, taking them on trips to the lake and pool during the summer vacation or treating them to wonderful performances at The Rainbow Stage and RMTC. She could also be found lending a hand at Tricia's daycare from time to time, or helping Trevor and Shannon with renovations and other projects. She was never afraid to do the hard work.
Shirley obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree through the University of Winnipeg in 1989, whilst raising her family and later enjoyed a fulfilling career in corrections, where she touched many lives. Shirley loved to spend her free time with her friends and meeting new people as well as volunteering with the Optimist Club and Operation Red Nose. She was a kind-hearted soul who taught forgiveness, patience, independence and determination. She was a source of strength and inspiration to many and loved by all.
The family sends its great appreciation for the care and compassion shown to Shirley in her time at the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg, and finally at Riverview Health Centre.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, or to a charity of your choice.
Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, a private family memorial service will be held.

Family and friends may sign a book of condolence at
Glen Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 08, 2022

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • It was so nice to get to know Shirley at pickleball. She was a patient, kind and caring lady. Blessings to her family. 🌸 - Posted by: Joan Joyal (Pickleball friend ) on: Mar 16, 2022

  • Our condolences to Shannon, Trisha and Trevor and their families. Your Mom was always a good neighbor. May you treasure all the special memories you hold in your heart. ❤️ Judy, Dean, Patti and families. - Posted by: Judy Marscella (neighbor for many years) on: Jan 16, 2022

  • Betty and Debbie always appreciated her friendship and kindness. We remember her laughter and zest for life. Sending our sincere condolences. - Posted by: Betty and Debbie Makl (First Cousins. Daughters of Frank and Sally Makl) on: Jan 11, 2022

  • It was with great sadness to hear of the loss of Shirley. She was a great friend and great sister-in-law for many years and we shared many fun times together when our families were young. She was a great seamstress and loved to play her piano. Condolences to all the family & her brother and sister whom I had met in the early yrs. Love and prayers for all of you. Peace Carole and Tom and family - Posted by: Carole Barks (former sister in law) on: Jan 11, 2022

  • We are sorry to hear of the loss of Shirley. We knew Shirley through pickleball at Norberry and she was a wonderful person. She always had a smile for everyone and was a pleasure to have as a partner. She was game for anything! Our sympathies to the family in your loss. She'll be missed by many people who have had the good fortune to know her! - Posted by: Yvonne and Harry Miller (Friend) on: Jan 08, 2022

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