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Date of Passing: May 18, 2019

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It is with great sadness and sorrow; we announce the passing of our wife, mother, grandma, great-grandma, sister, aunt, niece and cousin, Shirley Morgan, on May 18, 2019, at the age of 68 years.
Shirley leaves to mourn her husband Gerald; her children, Shannon (Fred), Kelsey, Patrick, Jamie, Donovan, Marlin and Gypsy; grandchildren, Courtney, Meagan (Reggie), Alex (Craig), Katia, Emma, Northwind, Jade, Summer, Rayna and Renee; great-grandson River; sisters, Joyce, Audrey (David), Valerie, Velma (Brian), Theresa (Irvin), Penny, Tracy (Larry) and Helen; her brother Steve; her adopted son Mark Hall; her godmother/aunt Therese; her aunts, Mary, Margaret (Jules) and Ruth (Bob); her uncle Ken (Rose); numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents, Alphonse and Dora Courchene, her stepdad Guy Lafrance, her sister Laura Chikowski, her stepdaughter Rhonda, her granddaughter Carly, her niece Shawna, her nephew GuyJ and her great-nephew Seth.
Traditional 48 hour funeral service is being held at the Turtle Lodge, 47017-F Highway 11, Sagkeeng First Nation, MB from May 23 to 25, 2019 with Final Traditional Ceremony on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., at the Turtle Lodge. Interment in the Notre Dame du Laus Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family
c/o Spirit Road Funeral Services Inc.,
P.O. Box 200, Fort Alexander, MB R0E 0P0, 204-340-6490 or friends may leave a message
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 23, 2019

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • I was very sad to hear of Shirley's passing. My condolences to family and friends. I had the privilege of working with Shirley at Anicinabe School. Shirley had an aura of strength and beauty that shone from the inside out. She was an inspiration to me in my early years of teaching. My favorite memory with Shirley was during a school trip when we took students camping. We spent most of the night talking. Treasured conversation and sharing ... she will always be in my heart. - Posted by: Tanya Magnan (friend) on: May 24, 2019

  • Shirley was a really beautiful woman and teacher. My son succeeded because she helped him alot when she taught in Sandy Bay. - Posted by: Rhonda B (Mother of Shirley's former student) on: May 23, 2019

  • She was a beautiful soul whom I had the pleasure of knowing later in life. Be it destiny or simple chance we became neighbours at the beach and one day she sat in my chair and I gave her a haircut. That initial meeting unfolded into a family reunion of sorts. She will be sadly missed. - Posted by: Chancy Elliott (Distant relation / Hairstylist to Shirley and neighbor ) on: May 23, 2019

  • I am so deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Shirley. I met her when I started teaching at Sagkeeng First Nation many years ago and then had the good fortune to teach with her again at Sandy Bay First Nation years later. She was a good friend and an awesome teacher. She was an inspiration to all of her students. Shirley often talked about her family and she loved each and every one dearly. I still remember going out to Hillside Beach along with Denise and Connie for a visit with Shirley where we had a chance to meet Gerald and share memories. My sincere condolences to all of her family members. May you rest in peace Shirley. - Posted by: Joyce Sosiak (friend) on: May 23, 2019

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