M c GUINNESS - Shirley Louise August 9, 1953 - October 23, 2013 Shirley Louise McGuinness passed away peacefully October 23, 2013 after a valiant struggle with cancer. She was accompanied by friends and family at the Chemainus Health Care Centre. She is survived by her partner of more than 40 years Fred, her treasured sons Frederick (Manda) and Todd, brother Murray (Muriel) Davidson, sister Lorraine (Larry) Franz and brother Wesley (Kathy) Davidson. Born in Swan River, Manitoba and raised in Brandon, Manitoba, she graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor's degree in Home Economics and later relocated with her family in 1991 to the Cowichan Valley. She was an active participant and leader in the Duncan Business Improvement Association. She was an avid lover of art and a great proponent of the Cowichan Valley Arts Council and Printmakers Only Group. Her Station Street Gallery prides itself in supporting local artists. She thoroughly enjoyed Sunday morning hikes and the friends she made through her hiking club. She was also a supporter of the Cowichan Hospital Foundation Society. She will be sorely missed by her family, friends and supporters and she will forever be in our hearts. A special thanks to the nursing staff at the Cowichan District Hospital and Chemainus Health Care Centre for their exceptional care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the BC Cancer Foundation. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 2 at the H. W. Wallace chapel from 2- 5pm. Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacecbc.com
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Published in Cowichan Valley Citizen from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1, 2013