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Date of Passing: Apr 12, 2001Offer Condolences or Memory
SHIRLEY GIBB On Thursday, April 12, 2001, Shirley left this world to join her Lord and Saviour. She is survived by her faithful friend and loving husband Sandy; and her daughters, Jennifer (Bryan) and Catherine (Jack). She leaves to mourn her precious grandchildren, Christine, Patti, Jennifer, David and Andrew. Also left to mourn is her dearest friend Aunty Pat, her sister Betty, May and Sid White, and families. She was predeceased by her son David. A celebration of her life will be held Tuesday, April 17, 11:00 a.m. at St. Aidans Anglican Church, Campbell and Kingsway. Shirley was involved in the field of Education since 1951. She taught in several Winnipeg elementary schools. She later advanced to administration and was the founding principal of Chancellor School where many benefitted from her wisdom and experience. Her fascination for learning never ceased as she was admitted to the pre-masters English Program at the University of Manitoba, 2000. Many quiet hours were spent writing at the Assiniboine Park Conservatory. Shirleys love of music impacted many lives. She served as the first executive director of the Manitoba Choral Association (1984) and was a chorister in the Philharmonic Choir. She was a member of the MMEA, and enjoyed success as a conductor of school choirs. She was a strong supporter of the Winnipeg Music Festival and a recipient of the Lola MacQuarrie Memorial Scholarship for school chorus. Later in her career, she was appointed National Coordinator Consultant to "Music For Young Children". Shirleys flair for writing was evident in her role as a script writer and narrator for "Tuneful Tales" radio broadcasts. Shirleys faith was her constant source of strength. It stands as a loving legacy for her family. She loved her church family at St. Aidans, serving as a lay reader and member of the vestry. A tremendous thank you to Dr. David Breckman, Dr. Milner, Dr. Harris, and to the Grace Hospital staff of 4 South, for their care of Shirley these past weeks. I love you. We love you... Pum, pum, tiddley pum.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 15, 2001
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