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SHOULDICE, Shirley Elaine (nee Armstrong) The family of Shirley Elaine Armstrong Shouldice are saddened to announce her unexpected passing on December 10, 2017. Loving wife of Lorne Roy Shouldice (predeceased 2003). Loving mother of Gregory (Jo Ann), Jeffrey, and Brian. Proud grandmother of Christopher (Erika), Jeffrey, and Jennafer, and great-grandmother of Annabelle Brady. Shirley was born on April 27, 1928 in Shawville, Quebec to Ada and Dawson Armstrong; a sister to Muriel, Gordon and Gwen. Shirley came to Wakefield as a young woman to teach in nearby one-room schools, where she met and married Lorne Shouldice. Together, they lived in Ottawa and raised three very active boys. Once the boys were finally all in school, Shirley returned to work on Parliament Hill for many years. The brothers fondly remember their mother bringing them to her office on The Hill, going up the Peace Tower, and eating in the employee cafeteria. In 1982, Shirley retired to Wakefield. Together, she and Lorne enjoyed living and entertaining many friends in their home at the base of Vorlage ski hill. Every winter was spent skiing and Shirley reluctantly retired her skies in her 87th year! Every summer was spent at the cottage at Pike Lake, tending to friends (who were more like family) and award winning gardens and prized hollyhocks. Shirley was active in Wakefield Recreation and Community Associations and the Wakefield United Church. She volunteered to lead the Wakefield Golden Age Club; although she was no longer President, she was still active in many current events. Other causes important to Shirley included the preservation of the Wakefield Spring Committee in the 1980s and serving on the committee to install Wakefield's new cenotaph in Peace Park in early 2000. Shirley loved travelling, cooking, playing Bridge, her church community, the outdoors, gardening, and especially hosting girlfriend weekends at the cottage. Her family, friends, and community are thankful for her almost 90 years. She lived well and loved fully. A service will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at McGarry Memorial Chapel in Wakefield, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rupert Union Cemetery or the Radford United Cemetery. Condolences/Tributes/Donations 819-459-1800
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Dec. 14, 2017
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