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Born: Nov 28, 1949

Date of Passing: Jun 27, 2020

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It is with heavy hearts, that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and
grandmother, Shirley Lynne Stroobants, 70, who left us peacefully, with her daughter by her side on the evening of June 27, 2020.
Shirley was a fiercely independent, hard working woman, with a passion for her
family's history. She was born November 28, 1949, a daughter of the late Jack and Mae Hygaard and grew up as one of eight children in Winnipeg before moving to Selkirk, MB where she enjoyed many years creating
memories with friends and neighbours, and countless summer camping trips with her grandsons whom she treasured the most. She eventually returned to Winnipeg, where she spent her last 11 years working at Canada Cartage.
Besides her devotion to her grandchildren, Shirley loved bargain hunting on weekends with her sister Lynda and long chats on the phone with her sister Laurie. Her infectious laugh will be missed by many.
Shirley leaves to mourn her children,
Karen and Paul, grandchildren, Eric and
Austin, sisters, Lynda, Laurie and Audrey (Bob), brothers, Frank, Scott and Stuart, (Christine) numerous relatives, and her grandpups, Ollie and Hennessy. She was predeceased by her sister Kathy.
At her request, there will be no service. A private memorial may be held at a later date. Shirley's family wishes to thank the
wonderful staff at Concordia Hospital N3E for their care during her final stay.

Arrangements entrusted to
Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 04, 2020

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Hugs to all of you, Karen & family, and Paul! It's a very difficult time when you loose a parent and our hearts go out to you. Keep those precious memories of your Mom close to your heart, always! We will never forget the great times we shared at the lake. - Posted by: Dianne & John Babiak (friends) on: Jul 10, 2020

  • Our sincere condolences to all of the family on the loss of Shirley. - Posted by: Greg Hygaard (Cousin) on: Jul 08, 2020

  • I had the pleasure of working with Shirley over the last 11 years and she was one of the most dedicated staff members I have ever known. You could hear her laughter for miles. She always had a story to tell and loved her family deeply, Paul, Karen, Eric & Austin she mentioned you all often. The office has not been the same without her over the last seven months, RIP Shirley it was amazing to know you. - Posted by: Angie Dyck (co-worker) on: Jul 07, 2020

  • Shirley was an amazing woman with an infectious laugh. She was a good listener when you needed an ear and always willing to you help out with things. Whether it was advise about life or something that was needed at work. She will be truly missed. My deepest sympathies go out to all of her family may she rest with the angels above. Sincerely Sue - Posted by: Susan Sandul (Coworker/Friend) on: Jul 06, 2020

  • Although I am based in Calgary, I had the pleasure of working with Shirley at Canada Cartage both on my visits to Winnipeg and through having her coordinate my travel plans and arrangements - too often with little to no notice! Shirley was always professional, cheerful, helpful, accommodating, and had a great sense of humor. Her generous and giving nature made everyone walking in to the building feel welcome and appreciated. I extend my most sincere and heartfelt condolences to Shirley's family on their loss. Gerald Nakano - Posted by: Gerald Nakano (Co-worker) on: Jul 06, 2020

  • I worked with Shirley at Canada Cartage and I always called her Ms. Shirley. We had wonderful chats throughout the day, whether it was about work, or personal. I've heard many stories of her grandsons! I am going to miss her terribly, she was such a great woman with a wicked sense of humour! My most sincere condolences to the family & her work family. RIP Ms. Shirley - Posted by: Nicole (Co-worker) on: Jul 06, 2020

  • Shirley was a wonderful woman who always had a smile on her face. She was never too busy to say hello when you passed by and inquire about your family. She was a truly caring woman with an infectious laugh and smile. She will be missed. Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Jennifer St. Laurent (Co-Worker) on: Jul 06, 2020

  • So sorry to hear about Shirley. My heart goes out to Karen, Paul and family. I remember spending many evenings at your place in East Kildonan. We always had fun. We also bought your camper trailer. Thanks for that because it sure was a lot more comfortable than a tent. - Posted by: Heather Adams Smith (Cousin) on: Jul 04, 2020

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