Obituary for Shirley Anna Donely
Shirley Anna Donely
After a long and fulfilling life, in her 94th year with her children by her side, Shirley passed peacefully at Markham - Stouffville Hospital on April 28. Predeceased by Russell, her cherished husband of 58 years, her parents Grace and Claude Leavens, her sister Gloria Hood, and her brother-in-law Murray. Lovingly remembered by her daughter Lee (Mike Manning), son Dean (Cora), brother David (Sheila), nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Shirley, raised in the Beaches, loved the outdoors. She was an avid canoeist, skier, gardener and birdwatcher. She enjoyed traveling and spending time at her cottage in Haliburton. An elementary school teacher for the Scarborough Board of Education, she retired from Elizabeth Simcoe Public School. In accordance with Shirley's wishes, there will be a private family farewell. In her memory, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.