Shirley Brown, 94, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
She was born May 2, 1919 in Edmonton, Alta. but lived in Fort Frances for as long as she could remember.
She worked for both the Town of Fort Frances and Bell Canada as a telephone operator until retiring at the age of 60.
She enjoyed curling, winning many bonspiels. She hated bowling but did it anyway for the exercise, and was a life-time member of the Royal Purple.
Shirley loved to go out and eat, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She also loved to travel and has been all over the world. She was a “snowbird” for many years, spending winters in Hawaii.
Family was very special to her, and she adored her granddaughters and great-grandchildren.
Shirley leaves behind her daughter, Judy Thompson (Michael Romslo) of International Falls, Mn,; granddaughters, Tammy Taggart (Tom Toratti) and Stephanie Heinle (Tim) of International Falls; and great-grandchildren, Robert Taggart (Kendall) of International Falls, Mn., Janelle Taggart of St. Paul, Mn., Chev Arnold of Duluth, Mn., and Allen and Isaac Johnson of International Falls, Mn.
Also survivng are her sisters, Wilma Redford (Ron) of Fort Frances, Ont. and Betty Toews (Jack) of Sherwood Park, Alta.; sister-in-law, Edie Brown of Brantford, Ont.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Violet Brown; siblings, Myrtle Armstrong (Jack), Alvin Brown (Shirley), Leo Brown (Alice), Stanley Brown (Doris), Douglas Brown, Lonnie Brown (Irene), Toots McConnell (Gord), Vivian Fredenburger (Eric), Charles Brown (Myrtle), and Clarence Brown (Evelyn), and granddaughter, Janelle Shirley Rognerud.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Shirley’s life will be held in the spring.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church, 720 Morrison Cres., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3G7.
Online condolences may be offered at www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances