Shirley Church

Obituary of Shirley Malvina Church

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* Please note: Due to COVID restrictions at that time of Shirley’s passing; the family are going to have an open house reception in the funeral home’s Elmcroft Reception Centre on Saturday, August 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feel free to stop by, say hello and share in a time of fellowship with them. *


It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our Mom, Shirley on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at Bissett Court Nursing Home, Dartmouth; at the age of 99, she was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was born on November 19, 1921 in Poplar Grove and was a daughter of the late Newton and Myrtle (McCullum) Hanes.


Mom was a member of the United Church of Windsor and an adherent of Windsor Baptist Church. She was also a long-time member of the Windsor Fire Department Auxiliary. In her down time, Mom enjoyed gardening and quilting.


Mom is survived by her children, Gilbert Jr.; Daniel (Michelle); Gail Church; Dana Harvey (Janet Chassman) and Roxanna (John) Hall; grandchildren, Jill (Jim) Garrison and Damon (Delores) Harvey, Denine Wrixon, Jacob Hall and Elizabeth Church; great-grandchildren, Nicholas Wrixon-Wood, Lukis Harvey and Sienna Garrison.


Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Gilbert; grandson, Michael; granddaughter, Janet Wrixon; brothers, Alfred and Donald Hanes and sister, Marguerite Hanes.


We her children, would like to say thank you to the staff and doctors of Bissett Court for the wonderful care that they all provided to our mother during her stay there.


Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). A private funeral service will be held Saturday, February 13 in DeMont Family Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Bill Gibson officiating. Attendance is by invitation only due to current COVID-19 restrictions. A webcast of the service will be available on the funeral home website starting at 12:55 p.m., February 13. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in her memory may be made to Windsor Fire Department Auxiliary, PO Box 627, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0 or Canadian Cancer Society-Nova Scotia Division, 5826 South St., Halifax, NS B3H 1S6. Message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting:


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