February 5, 1931 - May 2, 2013
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It is with heavy hearts that our family announces her peaceful passing after a long illness, aged 82.
She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Nicholas Romalo; her children David, Jane (Ben) and Jonathan (Heather); granddaughter Natasha; grandsons Alexander and Matthew; her sister Michele Guest, and extended family.
Predeceased by her sister Bonnie and brother Ridley; and her parents Norman and Jenni Shaw.
Shirley was born in Calgary and attended Western Canada High School. She worked as a legal secretary, legislature reporter and library assistant, and later attended the University of Alberta. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1989 and then worked as a reference librarian at the Edmonton Public Library until her retirement in 2001.
A celebration of Shirley's life will be held at a future date, to be announced.
The family would like to thank the staff at Jasper Place Continuing Care Centre for providing a caring and supportive environment, as well as Shirley's dedicated in-home caregivers.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and NWT, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, T5H 4K1.
Published in The Times Colonist on May 5, 2013