Cole, Shirley Linna

Cole, Shirley Linna

January 20th, 2020

Shirley, the beloved wife of the late Robert Ralph Cole, died peacefully in her sleep on Monday, January, 20, 2020. She was 91 and has left a legacy of love. She was the much loved mother of Sharon (Raymond), Robert (Diane), and Jennifer (Robert). Cherished grandmother of Raymond (Sherri), Sonya (Keith), Sarah (Chris), Carolyn (Stuart), Christy (Dustin), Ben (Diana), and Allie (Gary). Great-grandmother of Kelsey Cooling (Jordan) & Katie, William & Ainsley, Abby & Bridget, Reed & Drew, Levi, Amaya & Penelope, Tayson, and Kinley & Calder. Great-great-grandmother of Jackson & Sophia. Shirley was born in New Brunswick and was a skilled baker of Maritime bread; she will always be remembered in the family for her cinnamon buns. An aggressive card player, she taught all her children and grandchildren to love games and to love to win. As an avid sewer, she sewed dresses for her grandchildren, flannel pants for all, crocheted famous baby blankets, and was a quilter. Shirley was a hard worker and spent much of her career as a bookkeeper. She taught her children the value of hard work. Despite always being on the go, family was her passion and delight. She was always busy helping and serving her family, friends and acquaintances, and doing her much-loved church work. She was a dedicated and faithful follower of the principles of Christ. The funeral and celebration of her life will be held at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, 1139 Riverside Drive, London, Ontario on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. A reception and time of visitation will follow. 

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Madeleine and Howard SnowYes, Shirley’s beautiful obituary outlines her life so well. She did indeed leave a legacy of love.
Sharon GallupSharon, I was so sorry to hear your wonderful mother had passed away. My most sincere condolences to you and your family.
Paula ChristensenShirley was/is a very wonderful lady and our family was blessed to know her. My heart is hurting for your family at this difficult time and my prayers are with you. I would have loved to be there for the funeral, but I will be attending my Great Aunt's funeral the same day. There are many people who are now "graduating" to the other side. A glorious reunion awaits there. There will be many people to welcome Shirley with open arms. Hugs and love to you!
Kristiane ChathamShirley was a lot of fun and will be missed! I'm grateful she's able to go home to Robert and look forward to seeing her again someday! My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of grief.
Christine HammillI have know Shirley for years and she was one of the ladies at Church that i have looked up to a great deal. She always, always had a smile on her face.Each Sunday when i saw her...her smile would make me smile. She will be truly missed. Until we meet again !!
Jane and Steve GowWe are sad at the passing of such a loving woman, wife, mother and grandmother. Steve and I always enjoyed our visits with Shirley. Loved hearing stories of her children and grandchildren. Love to all of the family. You will be so missed Shirley. Till we meet again, RiP. Love Jane and Steve.
DeniseI cared for Shirley while I worked at Westmount. She and I became very close. Shirley was a wonderfully loving woman with a great spirit and funny stories. She talked about her life and her family with such pride. I will never forget her. My sincerest sympathy to her very supportive son and family.
Marg. ThompsonI was so saddened to see of Shirleys passing. I have very fond memories of our times together. We always had great visits and many laughs. Condolences to the Cole families, I know she will be greatly missed.
Florence BlanchardI am with mixed feelings today. I rejoice that Shirley has gone to be with her Lord. Sad that she is with us no longer. We will miss her but she is no longer suffering and is now with Ralph and the rest of her family. We worked together many, many years ago and continued our friendship when our working time ended. We had such fun creating Advent Calendars during lunch hours--mine was hung again this Advent season. We would pick strawberries every summer. We went tobogganing during our lunch hour. And when my son was born on Ralph's birthday, she said - I told you so!! And when I was sick, she was there for me, praying and helping me to recover. We laughed about lots of things. She will be missed.
Grafton and Judi ColeDear family, it was with great sadness we learned about the passing of Grafton’s aunt Shirley. Graf remembers many lovely summer when her family would visit us in PEI. We will miss her Our love to all the family.
Joanne DupliseaSharon & Raymond and Family So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom...keeping you and your families in my thoughts
Maxine Duplisea & Greg GaleSharon & Raymond and Family Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time...big hugs Love Maxine and Greg
Ellen AnnettRob and Diane and family, my sincere condolences; Shirley was a lovely Christian lady and remembered for sincere kindness to many.
Lynda (Killam) AultmanMy deepest condolences to my cousins; Sharon, Robert & Jennifer & their families . Love and Prayers for all.
Ken KillamMy condolences Sharon, Raymond and family, thoughts and prayers
Sam MisseriI was sad when I heard of Sister Coles passing. Growing up she was a big part of my life. I remember, once when we were having a party, she let us play spin the bottle. I know it was a bit weird but I always thought she was the coolest woman ever. As kids we spent a lot of Monday nights at the Coles having Family Home Evening. That’s right, she treated us as part of the family. One time at church, she walked passed me in the hall. She tripped and fell. Without skipping a beat she looked at me and said”Sam, why did you trip me?” Rob Cole was nearby and heard her. He was ready to take me out. (Not in a date sort of way but in a Mafia way) My condolences to the Cole Family. I have a special love for your mom. She will be missed.
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