Shirley Jean Nelson

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Shirley Jean Nelson

October 3, 1933 - August 26, 2020

Peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital on Thursday, August 26, 2020, at the age of 86. Beloved wife of Basil Nelson. Loving mother of Heather Nelson (Andrew Brennen) and Yvonne Barbour (Kevin). Proud grandmother of Christian (Beverly Henderson), Shelby, Cody, Matthew and Taylor. Dear sister of the late Marie Knox and Allan Harnden. Visitation will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Monday August 31, 2020 from 2 to 3 and from 3 to 4 pm. Please RSVP the funeral home at 905-372-5132 or at to reserve a visitation time. A service will be held by invitation only. Memorial donations may be made to the World Wildlife Fund.

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Hank and Kathy Packard - September 5, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Basil and all the family. Shirley was a lovely lady. We will miss her at our church dinners.

Thomas &Janice Chapman Chapman - September 4, 2020

Our hearts go out to Basil and family. Our sincerest condolences to you all. Shirley was a wonderful person. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Bob and Helen McCracken - August 31, 2020

Sincere condolences to you Basil and your family!

Debbie & Shawn McBride - August 31, 2020

Basil, Heather, Yvonne and families. So sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. She was such a lovely lady. Thinking of you all.

Stacey Rossi - August 30, 2020

So sorry for your loss Yvonne, Basil and family. My thoughts are with you all during these tough days.

dave atkinson - August 30, 2020

Dear Basil and family my heart hurts for you all ,I am sure Shirley is with my Kathy in that wonderful place we all strive to be in, at our end of our time here on earth . May God show his love to those left to remember Shirley

Larry Callahan - August 30, 2020

Sorry to hear Basil , all the best going forward , you take care .

Doris Blakely- Sinclair - August 29, 2020

Thinking of you Basil with my deepest sympathy on the loss of Shirley , will miss seeing her at Mon. Night Music . God Bless.

Garry Kernaghan and Rosanne - August 29, 2020

We send our deepest condolences to you Basil and your family. You two were always such a pleasure to be around, and your love for each other was astounding.

Mary Langford (Stickle) & Garry Woodcox. - August 28, 2020

Basil Garry and I send our Condolences To You & Family. Very Sorry for Your Loss.

Monica Nelson - Lapointe - August 28, 2020

Uncle Basil, Heather & Yvonne, Sending our love to you at this difficult time! I am remembering all of our visits to the farm when we were little, the parents playing cards and all of us piling on the couch to watch the Dukes of Hazard! Monica and family

Ron and Emily Macklin - August 28, 2020

Dear Basis and Family, So sorry to hear about Shirley. We will always remember how much she loved dancing. We hope it will help to know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time in your lives. Ron and Emily Macklin

Jackie Innis - August 28, 2020

My sincere condolences to Basil Heather Yvonne and families in your loss.Heather ,you and my daughter Jackie were and still remain friends since childhood.

Teresa Smith - August 28, 2020

Basil, girls and families, My thoughts are with you, I know Shirley will be greatly missed and May God comfort you in your time of sorrow Teresa Smith and family

Jim & Linda Robins - August 28, 2020

Basil, we are so sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. We have spent so many times enjoying your smiling faces at the numerous dances you attended over the years. We in turn smiled every time we saw the two of you on the dance floor, holding each other like there was no one else in the room. May your many memories of your beautiful years together comfort you and your family at this time.

Sandra Bell - August 27, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Hold on to the memories. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

Patricia Murphy - August 27, 2020

Basil, Heather & Yvonne and families: I am so sorry for your loss of a dear wife, mother, and grandmother. Shirley always had a beautiful smile and enjoyed her family. She was so proud of you all. You will have wonderful memories to share and remember. Basil, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Rick Thomas and Cecilia Terpstra - August 27, 2020

Basil and Family, We extend our deepest sympathy to you all at this very sad time. Although it is difficult to see beyond the sorrow. May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Sincerely Cecilia & Rick.

Joyce Ritskes - August 27, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family. May you find comfort in knowing Shirley is at peace and her fight is over.

Jim and Barb Barbour - August 27, 2020

Sending Basil, Yvonne, Heather and families our sincere sympathies on the passing of Shirley. Jim and I have had the pleasure of knowing this loving couple for over 25 years and Shirley always had a big smile and enjoyed her family so much. She will be missed by so many people. R.I.P. Shirley until we meet again

Jan E Bangs - August 27, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

WWF Canada

Jan E Bangs - August 27, 2020

Dear family, We are sorry to hear of your loss. We had the priviledge of talking with Shirley at Eddystone Church and she was always wonderful to chat with. Her kind and genuinely warm manner were always evident. She will be remembered fondly. We will keep Shirley, Basil and you in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy. Bangs Family