Peacefully, after a valiant struggle with cancer, and surrounded by her family, Shirley Margaret Webb passed away on Monday, December 15, 2003 at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital,British Columbia.
Shirley is survived by her husband of 51 years, Stewart; daughters Debra and Sheila; sons Glen (Jeannine) and Bruce; and her precious granddaughter Gabrielle. She also leaves to mourn her passing her sister Sheila (George) Campbell of Winnipeg, MB, brother-in-law Walter Webb of Ottawa, ON as well as nephews, cousins and aunts. Shirley was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Sue Macdonald.
Shirley was born on March 6, 1931 in Winnipeg, MB. She attended school at Lord Roberts and St. Mary’s Academy. On September 19, 1952 Shirley married Stewart Thomas Webb in Rosedale United Church, Winnipeg, MB. They lived for a brief time in Calgary before settling in Winnipeg to raise their family. In July, 1993, Shirley and Stewart moved to Qualicum Beach, British Columbia.
Mom was happiest when her family was around her. She loved her home and enjoyed working in the garden. Mom was especially gifted at growing roses, the beauty of which reflected the truly beautiful person she was. On October 19, 2002 Mom was blessed with the birth of her only grandchild, Gabrielle. Mom was filled with joy at becoming a grandmother and delighted in time spent with her little one.
Mom will always be remembered as a kind and loving person who cared for others with a generous and compassionate heart. Blessed with a gentle nature, Mom was a person to whom people were drawn. She always throught of others, and even during the difficult times of her illness. Mom expressed interest and concern for those around her. Throughout the past two years, Mom faced the challenge of cancer with dignity and grace. Never one to complain, she accepted all that came her way with strength and determination. Mom’s sense of hopefulness was an inspiration to all who knew her. The family extends sincere appreciation to all who cared for Mom and kept her in their thoughts and prayers during the past two years.
For as long as I can remember,
I’ve wanted to be like you —
gentle and gracious and wise.
Because I admire you so much,
The greatest compliment I can ever receive
Is for someone to say,
“You remind me so much of your mother.”
An angel on Earth, an angel in Heaven.
Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so wish, donations in Mom’s memory may be made to Nanaimo Cancer Clinic, Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (Patient Services), 1200 Dufferin Crescent, Nanaimo, BC V9S 2B7
There will be a Memorial Service on Friday, December 19, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at Yates Funeral Service, #15 – 1343 Alberni Hwy, Parksville, BC with Reverend Foster Freed officiating.
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (248-5859) in care of arrangements.