Shirley Wakefield (Khan)
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April 4, 1938 - November 13, 2012
The passing of Shirley Wakefield is being mourned by her loving husband Roy Gamble; her children, Joanne, Regan, Karla, and Tyler Khan, and their families and friends. Shirley is also survived by her brother Milt Wakefield. After a few short months of illness, Shirley passed away peacefully on November 13, 2012 at William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, Kent, England, at the age of 74. Shirley and Roy resided in Littlestone-on-Sea, New Romney, Kent. Born April 4, 1938 in Lilydale, Saskatchewan, Canada, Shirley lived her early years in Maidstone. She attended school there and earned a Governor General's medal for top marks in high school. Additionally, she attained an ARTC designation in piano performance, a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan as well as a teaching certificate. After several successful entrepreneurial ventures, she earned her Law Degree from the U of S College of Law in 1983 at age 45. Shirley then practiced law in Saskatoon, Vancouver and Kelowna, BC. She permanently settled in New Romney, Kent, England in 2008, and became happily married to Roy Gamble shortly thereafter. Shirley was very proud of all her family, and especially her six grandchildren, Zach, Delanie, Harry, Ellie, Mackenzie and Gabrielle. Shirley's unsurpassed optimism, boundless enthusiasm, and energy will be particularly missed by all. A memorial service will be conducted in Saskatoon on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel in the Top of the Inn at 11 a.m.
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix on Nov. 21, 2012