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Date of Passing: Jan 04, 2021

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Shirley, mom, grandma and great-grandma passed away with her family by her side. Shirley had experienced a number of health challenges in recent years, and whenever she was hospitalized, she always looked forward to going home. In the days before her passing, she once again expressed her desire to go home, and on Monday, January 4, 2021, with an assured faith, Shirley went to her eternal home.
Shirley was predeceased by her husband John (Jean) Henaire (1999); her parents, Charles (1972) and Adele (2008) Ahoff; her ex-husband Marshall Sutherland (2002); as well as her best friend Pearl (2017).
Shirley lived life well and had many skills. She enjoyed multiple hobbies over the years, including ceramics, knitting and gardening. She was a dedicated employee and many of her work colleagues became lifelong friends, one of which was Pearl. Shirley enjoyed many Casino bus trips over the years with her mom, and while telling us all that it was just so Grandma could "get out", we all knew better. She loved to socialize, and during these trips she created many more memories and developed many lasting friendships. Above all, Shirley cherished her family, and her family is truly her greatest legacy. Though she grew up as an only child, Shirley was blessed with a large family whom she loved deeply.
She leaves her four children: Julie-Ann (Bob Schmidt), Gary, Darren (Lucy) and Charles (Monique Gauthier) and daughter in-law Dori-Lyn, as well as 10 grandchildren, her pride and joy: Robert, Curtis (Erica) and Jodee (Travis), Megan (Landon), Trevor (Keri) and Kayla (Ryan), Tyler (Carly), Leanne (Mark), Chantal (Jody) and Karl (Nicolle). She was also blessed with 22 great-grandchildren.
While Mom was not as healthy and mobile as she would have liked over the last few years, she was rarely alone. She enjoyed many conversations and visits with her home care workers, nurses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as pointing out trivial news items on TV with June and Gary. All of this helped her stay alert and vibrant.
A special thank you to Dr. Salem, who cared for Shirley over the years and in whom she had complete trust.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Shirley's memory to St. John's Lutheran Church (Winnipeg) or CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.
Family and friends may sign a book of condolences online at /obituary.
Funeral service 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 18, 2021, at Bardal Funeral Home. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only the immediate family will be in attendance.
The service will be live-streamed on the Bardal Funeral Home Facebook page.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 16, 2021

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Our deepest condolences to Daughter Julie-Ann (Bob Schmidt); Sons & their Spouses; Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren & Friends of the Late Mrs. Shirley Ann Henaire (nee Ahoff) (Sutherland). "Cherish All the Wonderful Memories" you had with her & hopefully these will help ease the pain you are feeling at this time! - we are so sorry for your loss! - but you are all in our "thoughts & prayers"! Rest in eternal peace Shirley - well deserved! With Love & Friendship Always, Gladys Marie & "Mom" Marie xoxoxoxoxox - Posted by: Ms Gladys Marie Magega & Mrs. Marie Magega of Edmonton, Alberta (Julie-Ann's Cousins through Marriage) on: Jan 22, 2021

  • No matter how old we are, it’s never easy to lose a parent or grandparent. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve. Shirley will be missed by all especially at Christmas time with her always unique gifts. Our deepest sympathies to the entire Henaire Family. - Posted by: Lori & Paul Hermary (Inlaws to Megan) on: Jan 21, 2021

  • She has been my lifeline for years, but more so since my cancer in the last year and a half. She has given me hope, and encouragement. I will miss her dearly. My condolences to all the family. - Posted by: Judy Walker (Good Friend for 35+ years) on: Jan 21, 2021

  • My condolences in the loss of your Mother, Grandmother. My mom (Marion) and I were part of the "foot party" group where we shared many fun afternoons visiting and eating over the years. Shirley always remembered us every Christmas and would drop off a little something for us, and although I didn't do much decorating at Christmas this year I did put out the last gift I received from her which was a little angel that lit up and a couple of Christmas fingertip towels. I know she will be missed dearly by everyone who knew her. - Posted by: Colleen Leclerc (Friend (Pearl's niece)) on: Jan 19, 2021

  • I was very sad to hear of Shirley's passing. I remember the strong friendship she shared with my Aunt Pearl. My mom (Marion) and I would often join them on the many casino bus trips over the years. The one thing I remember most about Shirley was that instead of sending Christmas cards, she would give you a gift bag containing a variety of small items from hand towels to crafts that she would find on sale throughout the year. I know she will be missed dearly by everyone who knew her. - Posted by: RoseAnn MacKinnon (Friend (Pearl's niece)) on: Jan 17, 2021

  • I was sorry to learn of Shirley's passing. I remember her and her parents as people of faith. Shirley was never opiniated, nor judgmental (a beautiful and rare quality) and I respected her for that. Rest in peace Shirley. I send condolences to all those you loved. - Posted by: Joanne Martin (acquaintance) on: Jan 16, 2021

  • My condolences on the loss of your Mom and Grandma. Thinking of you all. - Posted by: Mary (Friend of family ) on: Jan 16, 2021

  • To Shirley's Family, Dad and I are very sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. My Mom Carol and Pearl and your mom always went on Trips to the casinos. Talked on the phone for hours had lunch dates and foot parties. I am sure Mom and Pearl will be waiting to receive Shirley. Take Care of each other, Darlene(Joy) - Posted by: Darlene Preston(Joy and Harry Upton) (friend) on: Jan 16, 2021

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