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SHIRLEY MAY BEAULIEU (IVERSON)
Date of Passing: Feb 28, 2020Offer Condolences or Memory
SHIRLEY MAY BEAULIEU
1929 - 2020
Mom was a unique woman, during her first pregnancy, Shirley found out that she was RH negative. She was the first woman in Winnipeg to have an intra-uterine transfusion. While her baby did not survive, this did provide her with the opportunity to help doctors pioneer intra-uterine transfusion procedures. In the following years she donated her plasma every Wednesday evening to the Red Cross. This contributed to the success in saving the lives of other babies affected by RH disease.
Shirley was employed at the Sears in Polo Park in the buying office where she made and kept many friends.
Mom was a very strong independent woman who took great pride in a clean home "including sweeping out the vacuum lines" and her beautiful flower garden. Her garden was the birthplace of many monarch butterflies and everyday she would go outside and check the progress of each caterpillar and chrysalis. She loved to post pictures on Facebook of their progress.
Shirley raised five children on her own and we were her greatest pride. She was an amazing Mom, whose love was shown through her warm tight hugs and I love you's.
Many of her later years were spent travelling with her husband Barney, enjoying trips to Arizona, Mexico and throughout the United States, where they made many friends.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband Barney; her son Warren (Faye); daughters, Wendy (Jeff), Penny (Dennis) and Cindy (Paul); Barney's daughters, Tammy (Dave) and Charmaine (Dean), as well as Shirley's brother Raymond (Rae) Iverson; her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Shirley was predeceased by her infant son Freddy, son Kim, our father Wes Alguire, second husband Ron Brigden; parents, Russell and Elsie Iverson; and her siblings, Sonny, Darlene, Gail and Dorothy.
Honouring Mom's wishes, relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of her life on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Ness Baptist Church, 2700 Ness Avenue at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Brennan presiding.
If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Program at the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba or visit the Red Cross and give the Gift of Life.
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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 07, 2020
Condolences & Memories (2 entries)
Condolences to Warren, Wendy, Penny, Cindy and families. Shirl was a wonderful woman who always had a smile for everyone and time to visit. She was a strong woman who loved her family deeply. Cherish your memories and speak of her with pride and honor. I had the honor of knowing her for more than half my life as Penny became my sister-in-law. I for one will miss this beautiful woman and will cherish my memories. Luv and Hugs to you all. - Posted by: Lori Bales (Family Friend) on: Mar 14, 2020
My most sincere condolences to Wendy and family on behalf of The Walkers of Harcourt St. - Posted by: Jim Walker (Old Neighbour) on: Mar 07, 2020
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