Shirley Anne Wissenz

(nee Tonkin)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Shirley Anne Wissenz (nee Tonkin), on Saturday, November 12, 2022, in her 89th year of life. Beloved wife of Richard for 70 years, Shirley is now reunited with her lifelong love after his passing in April. Devoted parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents, Shirley and Richard built a beautiful life for 5 loving children in their lifelong home of Stoney Creek: Rick (Darlene), Michael (Rachelle), Martin (Elizabeth), Rebecca (Bill), and Laura (Frank). Her love of reading lead to a long and  distinguished career with the Hamilton-Wentworth Public Library. Adored by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, "Poppy" instilled a love of learning, laughter, cooking and travel that will be a lasting legacy for all of us. Though greatly missed, the family is comforted that sweethearts Shirley and Richard are together again. Friends will be received at the Donald V. Brown Funeral Home, 36 Lake Avenue Drive, Stoney Creek, on Thursday, November 17th from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, November 18th at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Mountview Gardens Cemetery, Stoney Creek. Notes of sympathy and condolence may be made at