Gardiner, Shirley

Gardiner, Shirley

July 11th, 2015

December 27, 1924 – July 11, 2015 

On Saturday, July 11, 2015, Shirley was surrounded by her family as she started her journey to re-unite with the love of her life, Douglas Arthur Gardiner. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Edith Scrivens, of London.  Shirley will be forever missed by her daughters and their husbands:  Judy and Larry Culford, Janice and Roy Furzer, Jill and Mark Popovich, Joan and Tim Rainville; by her grandchildren:  Jonathan (Patti), James (Lindsay), Michael (Melissa), Andrew (Stephanie), Tim (Amanda), Erin, Christopher, Kelly, Jason (Candice), Ryan, Lauren; and her great-grandchildren: William, Noah, Elise and Claire.  She will be remembered by her sister Bette and sister-in-law Shirley.  The family appreciates the health care professionals who showed her the kindness and dignity she deserved.  Thank you to the many staff members and friends at Grand Wood Park Retirement Home who made Mom feel special.  To Mom, family was everything and her greatest hope was that we would stay connected after she was gone.  We will be forever joined by our love for her and each other.  A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations in Shirley's name to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated, as these diseases have both impacted our family. A donation to a charity close to your heart would also be appreciated.  

                               Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal  

                                               But love leaves a memory that no one can steal

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Patti RainvilleDear Joan & family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother. I know how very special she was to all of you. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Patti
Catherine RainvilleJoan & Family So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by a lot of people. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Julie & Steve SigalJoan, Tim & Lauren, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Your mom lived a long strong willed life. I'm sure she has passed that on to each one of you. Let the healing process begin. Steve & Julie
Shari and Scot ArnoldTo Judy and Larry, Jon, James and Michael. We are saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs. Gardiner. We know that you will draw strength from each other as you deal with this loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Shari and Scot Arnold
Ingrid Pawley and John SchuchtWe send our love and prayers to you at this time of a new beginning for your Mom (my Aunt) and a remembering of the happy, heartfelt times you shared with her. I know I will miss her retorts to some of my opinions and the support she gave me through some hard times, she was an amazing person with spirit. Aunt Shirley was always up for a game of cards or the fun things you all did together. i.e.. the men dressing up (she showed me pictures) A beautiful Spirit has left us with wonderful memories. Ingrid and John
Carol RaeburnDearest Judy, Larry and family, I remember you daily in my prayer time, and especially now at the passing of your dear Mother. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. However I want to remember the good times we all had together. May our Heavenly Father comfort you with His presence and abiding love. Carol & Deborah.
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