BECKMAN, Shirley (nee Hicks, Drenters) - Born in Bracebridge, July 29, 1935. Gracefully at home on Sunday, November 4, 2012 in her 78th year. Shirley, beloved life partner to Gordon. Predeceased by her parents Bill and Meda Beckman, her brothers Douglas MCLeod and Kenneth Beckman and her sister Kathleen Matthews. Shirley will be sadly missed by her sister Margaret Clark and her brother Jack Bales and her many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Glendale Visitation Centre, 1810 Albion Road (Highway 27 and Albion Road) on Tuesday, November 6th from 1 p.m. until a Celebration of Shirley's life at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Dorothy Ley Hospice, 220 Sherway Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M9C 0A7 would be appreciated. Eternal Rest Grant Unto Her O Lord, And Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Her. May She Rest In Peace.

Published in the Toronto Star on Nov. 5, 2012