SLATER (nee DAVIDSON), Shirley May

Of Bobcaygeon, formerly of Oakville. Peacefully on the morning of January 6, 2012 at Brampton Civic Hospital. Will be truly missed by her loving husband of 58 years, Walter, and her daughter Debbie and her husband Jim Preston, her grandchildren, Bryan (Fabia), Melanie Kirsten, along with great grandchildren Abby and Parker Kirsten. Will cherish many happy memories with Grandma. Shirley will also be missed by Angela (Stephen), Kathleen (Peter), Rick (Nancy), many loving neices, nephews, family and friends. At Shirley’s request there will be no service, cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers donations in Shirley’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. Many thanks for the wonderful support provided by the caring nurses from Peel CCAC.

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  1. Rick Bigness
    Rick Bigness says:

    Dear Walt, Deb and Jim
    Sometimes it is easier for me to write it than say it. I am so glad we had time to spend together last week. I wanted to laugh and reminisce with stories about all the things that we shared over the years to ease the shock and pain of Shirl’s passing. Oakville was my second home with Shirl and all of you at the heart of it. I did a lot of growing, learning and maturing under Shirl’s watchful eye for many years. I have always felt that I partly belonged to her too … and my mother would agree. I will miss her terribly. I am sending all my love and know that there will be difficult days ahead. I am here if you need me.
    Much love, Rick

  2. Bob & Lynda Pope
    Bob & Lynda Pope says:

    Dear Uncle Walt, Debbie, Jim & Family:

    We are deeply saddened by Aunt Shirl’s passing We will miss her and treasure the good times we had together. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Lynda & Bob & Family

  3. Ed Kirsten
    Ed Kirsten says:

    Dear Walter and Debbie,
    It is with a heavy heart that I send these condolences to you both. Shirley’s humour, spontaneity and tenacity will be missed by all. Lasting memories of the 30 years that I was apart of your lives will always be with me. My deepest sympathy to the entire family for the loss of the wonderful human being; one that I will always remember fondly. My thoughts and prayers will be with you in this most difficult time.

    With love,
    Ed Kirsten

  4. Doris, Marie, Bob Lapointe
    Doris, Marie, Bob Lapointe says:

    Dear Walter and Family
    We are so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you, praying that God will grant you peace to ease your heart.
    Love Doris, Marie, Bob Lapointe

  5. Rhoda & Terry Young
    Rhoda & Terry Young says:

    I am deeply saddened by the death of dear Aunt Shirl. I have so many happy memories with Aunt Shirl. I remember fun visits as a child & later as a teenager I spent a whole summer working with her at .GE.More than just an Aunt, she was a friend, an advisor, a confidant, a shopping buddy, a shoulder to cry on & most of all someone you could always count on for support when times were tough.In recent years we’ve enjoyed her company at weddings & showers & visitswith Terry & I in Florida where there was always time for a HAPPY HOUR with Aunt Shirl. She always made me feel special & she was special to me.I will miss her visits, her phone calls, and her happy laughter. May God bless her family & help them cherish her memory of the many years that we were blessed to have her here. I know that Terry & I will too.
    Sending our love,
    Rhoda & Terry

  6. Rhoda & Terry Young
    Rhoda & Terry Young says:

    I am very saddened by the death of dear Aunt Shirl. There are so many pleasant memories of times I spent with her as a child, Later as a teenager
    I spent a summer working with her at GE. She & Walt were my support at my wedding when my parents were not there. Shirl was a confidant,, an Aunt & a friend. In more recent years we spent some fun times at weddings, showers & more recently visits with Terry & I in Florida. She was always there on an important occassion to give advice, a shoulder to cry on & a voice of reason.She loved a party & always made sure to spend time with everyone there.She loved cooking & many a time brought a recent recipe that she had tried. She loved to shop & we sure did our share together especially when she worked in a clothing store in Florida. I will miss her visits, her notes, her phone calls & the sound of her happy laughter. May God bless her family & please know she was loved by us too.
    With loving memories,
    Rhoda & Terry

  7. Cathie Schamahorn (Brian)
    Cathie Schamahorn (Brian) says:

    I will cheerish the many good times I had with an Aunt who was a vibrant, loving person and fun to be with. Aunt Shirl will live forever in my heart and her memory will be with me always. Uncle Walt may you find peace and comfort in the memories you created and shared over 58 wonderful years. To Debbie and family I know you will miss her but keep her close at heart and in your dreams. My condolances to all of you at this most difficult time.
    Love always Cathie, Brian and family.

  8. Jane Taylor
    Jane Taylor says:

    My heart felt thoughts are with you through the following days; Shirl was much loved and I couldn’t have cared more for her if she were my own mother. We shared many a laugh and story, even some tears, and I already miss her terrribly. No words can ease your terrible loss, I only hope that I can be of help in some small way, and that we can keep in touch going forward to celebrate Shirl’s life. I can only imagine the deep hole that has been left in Walt’s and your lives, but I’m sure you both have some phenomenal memories which should be shared down the road. I remember Shirl as someone I could go to with any problem, at any age, and there was no judgement. She listnened and offered advice as an objective friend which is very hard to do. She also loved to laugh, and we did a lot of that too!
    I loved her and will keep her memory in a special place in my heart.

    Love Jane

  9. paula zacny
    paula zacny says:

    Dear Deb.. so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear mother. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.
    Please know what a lovely lady she was. Sincerely Paula Zacny


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