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Born: Apr 28, 1935

Date of Passing: May 13, 2022

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April 28, 1935 - May 13, 2022

It is with profound sadness that Mom in the arms of her loving daughter passed away peacefully surrounded by love, on Friday, May 13, at the Grace Hospital.
Left to cherish her memory is her son Glenn (Cathy), grandchildren, Jason (Brooke) and Missy; her daughter Donna (Doug), grandchildren, Tyler (Kate), Garret (Ashley), and great-grandchildren, Lainey and Joe; grandpets, Jeter, Paytin and Moose.
Mom was born in Bienfait, Saskatchewan. She lived in Estevan as a child and as a young adult, moved to Victoria, BC. where she met the love of her life Mike, whom she was married for 64 years. They came to Winnipeg in 1962 where they put down their roots in Fort Garry. In 1975 they purchased their cottage at Lee River which they loved for nearly 40 years. For the past seven years she's enjoyed living at The Waverley.
Mom worked at the Royal Bank of Canada, Powell Equipment and when Mike started his business, she was his bookkeeper until retirement.
Family and friends were everything to Mom. She was the best cook, and the cookie jar was always full. Mom and Dad vacationed at their condo in Florida and upon retirement they enjoyed Gold Canyon for 6 months a year for 20 years, where they met many new friends and played softball, golf and had many happy hours.
Mom loved bingo, playing cards and Yahtzee with friends. She was always there for her friends and family. She volunteered her time at nursing homes and took seniors to their appointments for numerous years. She loved her grandchildren so much and was so proud of all of them.
Mom was the epitome of a kind, gentle, compassionate, loving person. She wrote the book on patience, forgiveness, and positivity. The last couple of years have been so difficult on everyone, she never complained once; she just looked forward to when we finally were able to see each other again. Her smile, her laugh was so infectious and will be dearly missed.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Waverly and especially the staff at Access Fort Garry Home Care Team that cared for mom. She always spoke so fondly of you all, and during covid you were her only physical and in-person interaction.
Cremation has taken place, and as per her wishes a private family gathering will honor this incredible woman.
In lieu of flowers, please pay it forward as she so often did.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 21, 2022

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • My condolences on the loss of Shirley Cordy, she volunteered at River Park Gardens where I worked as a hairdresser and even when she moved to Waverly she still came to get her haircut until it became difficult for her to come. Always remembered her stories of the love of her life Mike and her family and her trips away for the winter. You will be missed Shirley ❤️ - Posted by: Val (Former hairdresser) on: Jun 01, 2022

  • Glen, Cathy, Donna and families, I am so very sorry to hear about your Mom and mother-in-laws passing. I remember her well from Riverdale! - Posted by: Kim McGuff (Friend ) on: May 23, 2022

  • Our sincere condolences to Glenn, Cathy, Donna, Doug and all the grandchildren. Mike and Shirley were neighbours for many years and were more like family to us. Shirley was a dear friend. She was a great mother to her kids; she could cook up a gourmet meal; bake incredible cookies and goodies. She had a most infectious laugh and was always kind , thoughtful, and caring to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed. Love ya and hope we meet again in eternity. Ed and Shirley - Posted by: Ed and Shirley Zacharias (Friends) on: May 22, 2022

  • So sorry for your loss. While reading the lovely obituary I could only think that Donna must have her mother's laugh and that made me smile. I hope this makes you smile. Hugs Becky - Posted by: Becky Adams (Friend of Donna's ) on: May 22, 2022

  • My thoughts are with the Cordy family during this difficult time. I have such fond memories of hanging out at the Cordy residence in Fort Garry as a teenager. Then, I was fortunate to be included in weekends at their beautiful cottage in Lee River where I learned to waterski and snowmobile. Shirley and Mike were always welcoming. Hugs to Glenn and Donna and families. - Posted by: Cindy Gammon (Howorth) (Friend) on: May 22, 2022

  • Condolences from Richard and Merle Bloom - Posted by: Richard & Merle Bloom (Friends and Business) on: May 21, 2022

  • Shirley touched the lives of many! Her broad smile and sparkling eyes could light up a room. We always enjoyed her company at family gatherings. Her kind heart and beautiful spirit will not be forgotten. Shirley’s legacy of love lives on. . . We are sending all of the family lots of hugs and heartfelt condolences. May your treasured memories help to ease your great loss. With love from, (Uncle) Ken and (Auntie) Linda xoxo - Posted by: Ken and Linda Boughton (Family/friends by marriage) on: May 21, 2022

  • To all the family. My heart is breaking as we say farewell to our dear Shirley. She was the most loving caring and compassionate lady. She loved her family so much and was so proud of all your accomplishments. I will miss sitting next to you at Sunday dinners my friend. We had so many great times together drinking coffee in the gazebo till all hours of the night at Lee River, our trip to Hawaii and so much fun with the ball team. Most of all I would like to thank you and Mike for giving us the most wonderful son-in-law who makes our daughter the happiest girl in the world. So long my dear friend until we meet again. Sending you all lots of love & hugs Marlyn - Posted by: Marlyn Harding (Family by marriage ) on: May 21, 2022

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