Obituary of Shirley Mae Strickland
November 12, 1931 – January 5, 2023
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear mother Shirley Mae Strickland (nee Lawson). She was called into eternal rest at the age of 91 on Thursday morning, January 5, 2023 at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
Shirley is lovingly remembered by her children and grandchildren Stephen (Jill Davison) Strickland, Shelley (Andrew) Van Mil, Hollie (Jeff) Murdoch and Jason (Sarah) Van Mil. Also remembered by her two darling great-granddaughters Paisley and Brynnley.
Shirley is survived by sisters Marlene Elliott, Barbara Young, Beverley Hymers and brother-in-law John Hymers.
Shirley was predeceased by her loving husband Stanley whom she was married to for 54 years before his passing in 2007. She is also predeceased by her parents Robert and Pearl Lawson of London, Ontario, her brother Harold Lawson, sister-in-law Doris Lawson, brothers-in-law Clare Elliott and James Young, as well as brother and sister-in-law Dr. Kenneth Strickland (and Isabel).
Shirley graduated from St. Joseph’s Hospital, London Ontario as a nurse in 1953. She had a long career in both Canada and the United States as a private practice nurse.
Sincere appreciation goes out to the many Bayshore caregivers and the staff at her residence at Seasons Retirement Home in Stoney Creek where she has resided for the past three years.
Visitation will take place at Donald V. Brown Funeral Home, 36 Lake Avenue Drive, Stoney Creek, Ontario from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 9, 2023.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at Cheyne Presbyterian Church located at 7 King St W, Stoney Creek.
We will miss you Mom, but our hearts and grief will be mended knowing that you are dancing in heaven with Dad.
Always in our hearts, your family.