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Date of Passing: Apr 14, 2020

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With great sadness, we announce the
passing of our sweet, kind and gentle Shirley on April 14, 2020 at the age of 64 years.
Shirley leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband Dwight, step-daughter Kim and step-granddaughter Trinity. She also leaves behind her sisters, with whom she shared a special bond; Rosemary Schellenberg, Marlene Pope (Darrell), and Bonnie Schellenberg (Rick Kotaska). She will also be affectionately remembered by her
nephews, whom she loved dearly; Carey,
Davis, Tyler (Samantha), Ryan, Devan and her step-niece Alysha. Shirley also leaves
behind the Murchison family, as well as
extended family and many close friends.
Shirley always held her family close to her heart.
She was predeceased by her mother and
father, Alice and Martin.
Shirley was employed by United Grain Growers the majority of her working life.
Shirley was at her happiest spending time with Dwight, family, friends and at their
Falcon Lake cottage; although she may have been at her best while on a good shopping spree . . . her sisters and friends can attest to that! She also enjoyed gardening, dancing and her many travels with Dwight and family. Shirley possessed so many extraordinary
qualities. She was kind, generous, caring, soft spoken and loved a good laugh.
The family would like to thank the
Palliative Care team, your care and
compassion is remarkable. We would also like to thank family and friends who supported Shirley through her cancer journey, you gave her strength, encouragement and help beyond words.
At Shirley's request, cremation has taken place and a private gathering will be held at a later date.
Care entrusted to Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services.


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 18, 2020

Condolences & Memories (13 entries)

  • Thinking of you Dwight at this sad and difficult time. - Posted by: Jim and Kathie Smith (Friends) on: May 06, 2020

  • My condolences to Shirley’s family; so sad to hear of her passing. I will always remember her as very kind and thoughtful. - Posted by: Donna Liebrecht (Co-worker) on: Apr 25, 2020

  • So sorry to learn about Shirley’s passing. I have so many wonderful memories of growing up together and I’m thinking of the family during this difficult time. - Posted by: Ruth Pankratz Taronno (Friend of family) on: Apr 24, 2020

  • Gone too soon. Sincere condolences to Dwight and the Schellenberg girls and families. We were blessed to have her in our lives and will miss her always. - Posted by: Karen (Friend) on: Apr 23, 2020

  • Marlene & family, so sorry to hear of your sister's passing. Our prayers are with you during this time of sadness. - Posted by: MaryAnne & Al Siwicki (Friend/Neighbor to sister) on: Apr 21, 2020

  • Dwight - Sorry to hear of your loss, my condolences to you and your family. Take care. - Posted by: Jim MacLean (Friend) on: Apr 20, 2020

  • Shirley was a wonderful person to work with during our days at UGG. I will never forget her laugh and silent support during our years of working together. My condolences to her family at this difficult time. Rest easy Shirley. Love Heather - Posted by: Heather Symbalisty (Precious co-woo) on: Apr 19, 2020

  • Sorry to hear of Shirley's passing, stay strong. My condolences to Dwight and both families, Larry Hayden. - Posted by: larry hayden (friend) on: Apr 19, 2020

  • Definitely sweet, kind & gentle, also such a dear & true friend that would never say a bad thing about anybody. You could tell her anything & she would never tell a soul, your secret was always safe with her. She was my Maid of Honor almost 35 years ago due to our wonderful friendship. I will miss our conversations & am so glad that I had to the chance to know her all these years. My deepest condolences to her loving husband Dwight & to her sisters who I am sure will miss her dearly. R.I.P. Shirley! - Posted by: Laura Richards (close friend of 40+ years) on: Apr 19, 2020

  • Dwight, Greg and I are so sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. We always enjoyed visiting both of you at the lake. Shirley was always such a kind and wonderful person. She was the Mom of our Department and kept us well stocked with treats. Condolences to you and your entire family - Posted by: Allison Connor (Co worker and Friend ) on: Apr 18, 2020

  • Rose, Marlene and Bonnie - I was so sad to see this in the paper today. I still remember all the good times we had growing up together - your family will always be in my heart. Dwight - If we met it was a long time ago but I hope you can find peace. It must be very difficult. My best to all of you, Cathy Pankratz - Posted by: Catherine M Enns (friend) on: Apr 18, 2020

  • Shirley was a truly kind and loving person. - Posted by: Donald Ross (I worked with Shirley at UGG and played hockey with her husband Dwight.) on: Apr 18, 2020

  • So saddened to read this terrible news. Shirley was such a sweet lady with a gentle and kind nature. Deepest condolences to her family and closest friends. - Posted by: Sandy Fodchuk (Co-worker) on: Apr 18, 2020

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