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Born: Nov 20, 1937

Date of Passing: Dec 08, 2021

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November 20, 1937 – December 8, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Shirley Jean Andrews (nee Davies) on December 8, 2021, at Deer Lodge Centre in Winnipeg.
Shirley is survived by Brian, her husband of 64 years; son Rick (Linda); brother Don (Lenore); son-in-law Bill (Deidre); grandchildren, Lindsay, Brittany (Ray), Brody, Ryley and Jason (Jofil); great-grandchildren, Kastle, Rookie, Avery and Ainsley and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Shirley was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Ivy Davies; and siblings, Floyd (Chickee), Gerry (Vivian), Betty-Anne and Sheila. The loss of her daughter and best friend, Lee-Anne, in 2011 left a void in her heart that couldn't be filled.
Shirley was born in Roche Percée, Saskatchewan, with the family moving shortly thereafter to nearby Springside and then Yorkton, before settling in Winnipeg in 1951. In the summer of 1956, after graduating from St. John's High School, Shirley and a friend were picked up by Brian Andrews while hitchhiking on Main Street, and that was the beginning of Brian and Shirley's life together.
Never one to sit still, Shirley was always looking for a new challenge. She had many careers, some of which were teaching, selling real estate, VIA Rail, the Government of Canada and Avon.
Her many pastimes included checking out garage sales, oil painting, gardening, curling, golfing with the ladies at Transcona Golf Club, Friday night darts and playing dominoes on the deck with Brian. She spent many enjoyable summers at their cabin at Good Spirit Lake, relaxing and fishing with family and friends. She had a huge love of all animals and, over the years, their dogs Spart, Spot and Scampy held a special place in her heart. However, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were some of her greatest joys.
A special thank you to all the staff at Deer Lodge Centre on 3 West and 6 West for their friendship and care.
As per Shirley's wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will occur at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 18, 2021

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • I will miss Aunt Shirley , she was so kind to me when my mother died and helped arrange a beautiful service . My mother loved Shirley dearly and it was so lovely to see them have so much fun together . I don’t know much about Aunt Shirley because we were apart for many years but she made sure I felt welcome once we were reunited. I love you - Posted by: Christine loughead (Niece ) on: Dec 23, 2021

  • I worked with Shirley & her sister Betty-Anneat VIS Rail. Shirley always had a big smile & she was a joy to work with. - Posted by: Christine Ward (Co-worker) on: Dec 18, 2021

  • Brian very sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Ken Sutherland (Friend of Brian (fellow curler).) on: Dec 18, 2021

  • Our deepest sympathies go out the the whole family. Send lots of love, Kim and Tom. - Posted by: Kim Saskosky (Family friend ) on: Dec 18, 2021

  • Remembering Aunt Shirley with love. Randy and I had many opportunities over the past several years to visit with Brian and Shirley. They came to our lake home in Ontario and we travelled many times through Winnipeg over the years before Covid. We were always welcomed into their home and we had great fun reminiscing, playing cards, and enjoying each other’s company. Shirley was fun-loving, always smiling or telling a good story. She always saw the best in people and valued family. We will miss her. Love to Brian and all the family. Take solace in the wonderful memories. - Posted by: Karen and Randy (Niece and husband) on: Dec 18, 2021

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