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Shirley Ellen Wakeford

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Shirley Ellen Wakeford

Shirley Ellen Wakeford
Died peacefully at Extendicare Cobourg on January 14, 2023 at the age of 90.
Shirley cared deeply for people and animals. She was athletic, creative, enterprising, generous and quick witted.
Beloved of Lib Brawn for 35 years.
Cherished sister of Bob Wakeford (the late Dorothy).
A wonderful aunt, great aunt, sister-in-law and friend.
A special thanks to the great staff at Extendicare Cobourg.
Cremation has taken place. No service. Private interment.
If desired, donations may be made to Parkinson Canada or Hope for Wildlife (NS).

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Clyde and Helen Stewart - May 9, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:


MARK BRAWN - February 4, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada

joanne cook - January 29, 2023

i have such wonderful memories of Shirley's wonderful laugh. It was especially terrific when she cooked a turkey when we were feeding folks who would be alone at Christmas, let's just say the gravy was a little different !

Ellen - January 23, 2023

Libby, I am so sorry for your loss. sincere condolences. Ellen

Carol Weir - January 19, 2023

Libby, Shirley was a wonderful person. She was always so full of energy; one would never have guessed her age. Such a loving person and partner to you and those around her. She will always be by your side. Carol and Eliza

Christina Schnell - January 18, 2023

Libby and Bob, I am so sorry to learn of Shirl's passing. Though I met Shirl only a handful of times, I know she will be sadly missed for the lovely person she was.

Jimmy Hill - January 18, 2023

I was a friend of Shirley's dating back to the early 70s. Her and her partner and myself and my partner lived in a tiny little house on Mack Ave. We all got along very well in very close quarters. Shirley and Doreen bought a swimming pool one summer, we had many pool parties with friends and family. Shirley was very quick witted and made us all laugh. We played cards , cooked dinners together it is a very memorable part of my life. I did not see Shirley for many years after I moved to Victoria BC....we stayed in touch with phone calls and Christmas Cards. Shirley use to have a huge cat named Pooh and Doreen had up to 3 dogs in the house with us , it was totally amazing how wonderful our time together was in a one bathroom house... We have lost a good friend who cared and was loved by many., I have never met Libby, we have chatted on the phone and have done emails in these modern times. When I moved west Shirley and I use to write letters to each other and I would visit when I came back for Christmas... I hope to one day meet Libby, she is caring and loving and Shirley was in the best care anyone could have in her not so better days. Libby, I'm so sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you, 35 years together holds many loving memories for you. I hope we stay in touch, I know Shirley would want that... Best Regards and BIG Libby.... Jimmy

Daphne King - January 18, 2023

I am so sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. You were an amazing team and I know there are many great memories to sustain you.

Lee Wakelin - January 17, 2023

We were so very sad to hear about Shirley’s passing, dear Libby. You have both been wonderful neighbours across the street, since I first moved to Cobourg in 2007. We have spent happy times together always filled with great stories and laughter…..especially our lovely happy hours under the big old maple tree! Thirty-five years of love and happy memories will help to sustain you during this sad time, Libby, and you can sleep peacefully knowing that Shirley is resting gently. Much love Lee and David

Rosemary Allerston - January 17, 2023

Dear Libby: I'm deeply saddened to learn that dear Shirley has passed on. It was always so lovely to see and visit with you both at gatherings over the past few years. I know how very difficult this loss is for you and if I can help in any way, please get in touch. Rosemary

Bonnie Wood - January 17, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Hope for Wildlife

Marion White - January 17, 2023

When Shirley and Lib bought 176 I knew it would be in good hands. Condolences to Lib. Sorry for the loss of your loving partner.

Jax Blue - January 17, 2023

I had the pleasure of knowing Shirley for a short time. In that time, her humour, love of animals and beautifully unique spirit were a gift to all who walked with her on the last leg of her journey. Rest easy Shirley. Sincere condolences to Lib and family.

Wilfred - January 16, 2023

Dearest Libby, My heart goes out to you for your loss of "Sweet Shirley". She will always have a special place in our hearts and memories. Since I met you as a couple over 30 years ago at church in Toronto, you were virtually inseparable. I know how much she meant you and please remember that we all love you and will be there for you whatever you need ... just ask.

Sharon Stevens - January 16, 2023

I am so sorry, Libby, that your dearest one has left you. All those years together have made for some wonderful memories, I’m sure. Keep those close. Sending love and prayers.

Reta Raczkowski - January 16, 2023

Hi Libby: We would like to give you heartfelt condolences at the loss of Shirley. We always enjoyed fellowshipping with you both. May you experience the comfort and peace of God in increased measure as you journey through your time of grief. Hugs, Reta and Richard

Janet and Grant Turner - January 16, 2023

Libby you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.... but cherish all the great memories that saty with you always.. Shirley was a great woman remember all our visits at the garage... Janet

Carole and Karen - January 16, 2023

It was a pleasure to have known Shirley for over 6 years. She was a lovely, charming woman, who lit up a room…..we’ll miss her great sense of humour. Lib, you were a very kind and loving partner…our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.. With love to you..

Joanne Drury - January 16, 2023

Libby, I am so saddened by this news. I send you my deepest condolences. 35 years of love, friendship and devotion. Rest in peace, Shirley.

Corey and staff at Topcuts - January 16, 2023

Dear Libby Our hearts are heavy upon hearing of Shirley's passing. Shirley's sense of humor always lightened our day when the two of you came in. She will always be remembered as a strong determined woman who had the best sidekick for many years. Libby you were her always loving partner and true friend right to the end. I will always remember the story of Shirley going up on the roof in her early 80's to fix something. What a woman ! I will always be grateful that I knew her for the last 12 years. Us girls will never forget her. Rest easy Shirley, and know Libby has many friends surrounding her. Corey

Lynn Ramsay - January 16, 2023

Dear Lib I'm so sorry for your loss. God Bless.

Nancy Watson - January 16, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Hope for Wildlife

Nancy Watson - January 16, 2023

Shirley will definitely be missed by her family and friends and especially you, Lib. My heart goes out to you. You ae in my prayers always.

Lynn Marie and Mary Lou - January 15, 2023

Shirley you will always be in our hearts. Such a special friend with loving energy and a beautiful smile. We will miss you. Our deepest condolences to you Libby.

sharon herrington - January 15, 2023

Libby So sorry for your loss always enjoyed our conversations when you and Shirley were in for haircuts My thoughts and prayers are with you Sharon

Lesley Rogers - January 15, 2023

I haven't known Shirley for all that long but she was a special person and an asset to our group of friends. she will be missed.

Laura McCracken Ebbrell - January 15, 2023

Oh Lib, I am so sorry. You were a wonderful team and you have been so devoted to Shirley.