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It is with great sadness that the family of Shirley Snowball announces her passing on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 at LaV erendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Shirley was born on May 20, 1954 in Fort Frances to George and Rose Snowball.

She worked as a homemaker, translator and cook before turning her attention to her children.

Shirley loved to take care of people and often found ways to bring her family through wild rice harvests and blueberry picking. She enjoyed playing bingo and going to the casino.

She leaves behind her partner, Sheldon Whitecrow; four children, Adrian (Raechel), Cory, Janet and Amanda (Paul Henderson); grandchildren, Shayla, Danessa, Cassidy, Camyrn, Rose, Sylvia, Nelson, Julia, Keith and Jacenia; great-grandchildren, Mason, Jake, Jessa and Annalise; siblings, Josephine Arvelin and Edwin Snowball (Darlene Menson); as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Shirley was predeceased by her parents, George and Rose; grandsons, Adrian Snowball Jr. and Marcus Henderson; brothers, Allan, Donald (Janet Carlson), Mel, Kelvin and Melvin; and sister, Janet, and her husband, James Smith.

A traditional wake will be held on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 at 3 p.m. at the Naicatchewenin First Nation Recreation Centre.

A traditional funeral service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the Naicatchewenin First Nation Recreation Centre with Elder Gilbert Smith officiating.

The pallbearers will be Darryl Snowball, Paul Henderson, Joe Cochrane, Allan Snowball Jr., Ernie Snowball, Chris Smith, Bill Morrison, Waylon Smith and Dan Friday.

The honourary pallbearers will be Edwin Snowball and Dean Snowball.

If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, c/o Green Funeral Home, Box 427, Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M8.

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