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Born: Mar 13, 1933

Date of Passing: Jan 22, 2023

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It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Shirley Irene Stewart, our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, on January 22, 2023, at the age of 89.
Irene was predeceased by her parents, Cecil and Mary McKay several years past, her husband of 54 years, Charles D. Stewart in 2008, their son Donald in 2009 and daughter Lorraine in 2017.
Left to cherish her memory are daughter Shirley; daughter-in-law Heather; granddaughters, Vanessa and Grace; grandsons, Cameron (Krista) and Jeffrey; great-grandchildren, Neilan and Brynlee; extended family and friends.
Mom was born March 13, 1933 to Cecil and Mary McKay of Sinclair, MB. She later left small town life to live with her Aunt Mary, Uncle Duncan and cousins, Allan and Sharon Cameron in Winnipeg, returning often, throughout her life to visit her roots in Sinclair.
She was working at Harman's Drugstore in Winnipeg when she met the love of her life Charles D. Stewart. They were married in 1954 and resided in Lilyfield, MB where Dad farmed. Mom worked for a time as a secretary at Link Belt but she quickly adapted to being a full time farm wife feeding harvesters, driving grain trucks and operating machinery while remaining an impeccably stylish lady at all times and raising a family.
Mom enjoyed gardening, baking, curling, playing cards, caring for family, travels with Dad, her riding lawnmower and going out for dinner. She found her greatest joy in love of family and gifted us with her teachings, kindness and strength.
The family is grateful for the long and rich life that Mom had, the friends acquired along her path, her unwavering generosity and support, and the care she received at River Ridge Assisted Living and at Seven Oaks Hospital in her final days.
In keeping with her wishes a private family service and interment will take place.

MacKenzie Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 28, 2023

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • I’m so sorry to hear about cousin Irene. I always loved going to stay for a few days with the family at the farm. She was always such a lady I respected with all my heart. She was a beautiful soul inside and out. No wonder Charlie sold his Harley so she would go out on a date with him! Rest in peace Irene. - Posted by: Cindy Haddad (Cousin ) on: Mar 09, 2023

  • Our hearts go out to you and your family for your loss. Shirley (Irene) was a beautiful, very classy woman. She made this world a better place. Please accept our condolences. Rest in Peace Shirley. - Posted by: Judy and Mike Diamond (Friends of Shirley (daughter)) on: Jan 31, 2023

  • Condolences from Art Morrison and family on Irene’s passing. Edith and Art used to enjoy their visits with your mom and dad. Sincere sympathy from Cheryle and Don McClure - Posted by: Cheryle McClure (From the community of lilyfield) on: Jan 28, 2023

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