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Born: Jun 22, 1932

Date of Passing: Jul 14, 2019

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Shirley Christina Appleyard (nee Graham) of Winnipeg, MB, aged 87, passed away after a lengthy illness, on Sunday, July 14, 2019. She was born to the late John Watt and Elizabeth Carr (nee Smith) Graham on June 22, 1932, at West St. Paul, MB.
She was left the widow of Bruce Albert Appleyard of Stonewall, MB since October 31, 2005. Her son, Graham Ervin Allison of Vancouver, BC, born September 19, 1955, passed away on April 29, 2017 and her infant daughter, yet unnamed, of Winnipeg, MB, died shortly after birth March 28, 1959.
Also predeceased by her brothers, stepbrothers, and stepsister: Angus John Graham (2005) of Palm Springs, CA, Gary Wayne Graham (2018) of Edmonton, AB and Richard John (Catherine Elizabeth) Graham (2007) of Vancouver, BC, baby Reginald Watt Graham (Twin) (1916) of Grahamdale, MB, Percival Marcus Graham (Twin) (2001) of Winnipeg, MB, Lawrence Alvin Graham (2016) of Winnipeg, MB and Gwendoline Alzina Hobson (nee Graham) (2001) of King City, ON.
She is survived by her two daughters and a son: Sandra Elizabeth (Allison) Graham and Richard John (Allison) Graham, both of Winnipeg, MB, and Merry-Lynn Allison of Vancouver, BC. Others include: sisters-in-law, four nieces, eleven nephews, cousins and her two beloved cats.
She cherished ALL of her friendships and tried to remember everyone's special occasions by sending out cards or by making a simple phone call just to touch base. To all her family, friends and neighbours, she appreciated you for being that part of her world that made it such a beautiful place: Karen, Helen and Bill, Gabby, Diane and Harry, Cheryl, Darlene, Allie, Auntie Doreen, Auntie Bunny, Marilyn and Terry, Diana, Mary, and her cousins - Beverly and Connie.
Doreen Abraham has been a very special friend to Mom and the whole family for many years. Thank you for always being there, Doreen.
She gave us a lot of laughs and many great memories. Mom had a good soul, was a true friend, and was the best mother four "savages" could have had.
Complying with her wishes, cremation has taken place and no service will be held.
The family wishes to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and prayers.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 03, 2019

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • I am so sorry to hear of Great Aunt Shirley’s passing. Thinking of you all. ❤️ - Posted by: Karyn Stolniuk (Mark & Pattie Campbell’s daughter) on: Jan 06, 2020

  • Shirley and my mother (Brenda Nixey) were very good friends they used to go to bingo together all the time, shopping trips and they would have coffee every morning at Sigs grill. Shirley was the nicest lady and I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She well be missed and I will always and forever have good memories of her! My condolences to the family From Brandie Lockhart (Brandie Nixey) - Posted by: Brandie Lockhart (My mom and Shirley were good friends) on: Aug 16, 2019

  • Shirley was the first person I met when moving to Stonewall over 20 years ago. She was always quick to laugh and enjoy life. She will be missed greatly. Rest in peace my dear friend. Will miss you - Posted by: Gabby (Friend) on: Aug 16, 2019

  • I met Shirl over 38 yrs. ago, when she answered my ad to do hair. We became fast friends, which lead to crib games every Tuesday evening, shopping trips to the city at the end of the month and lots of bingos. Shed many tears of joy laughing (usually at someone else’s expense, only they didn’t know it). Shirley was very special to me and I shall forever miss her. Rest In Peace my friend. - Posted by: Doreen Abraham (Special Friend) on: Aug 03, 2019

  • I met Shirley almost 20 years ago in Stonewall. She used to walk up to the grocery store where I worked and she pick up a few things while out walking. Shirley always had a kind word to say, and more often than not, also something funny to say too. After Shirley moved to Winnipeg, although we didn't see each other all that often, we did manage a few visits, a trip for coffee, and lunch. She sent a birthday card and Christmas card every year. I will miss her. She was a lovely lady and a special friend. - Posted by: Ali (Friend) on: Aug 03, 2019

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