A lifetime resident of the Iroquois area, Shirley Gibson passed away at the Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa on Saturday, May 12, 2012, following a lengthy illness.
Shirley was born in Winchester on October 8, 1938, to her parents Connell and Pearl Wyatt (nee Sears).
Shirley was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She loved to play cards, knit and crochet, and she enjoyed spending time with her family. She liked to bowl when she was younger, and she was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 370 Ladies Auxiliary.
In recent years, Shirley enjoyed playing cards online, and she made many internet friends from all over the world.
Shirley is survived by her son Carl (Bonnie) of Iroquois, her brother Lawrence Wyatt of Kemptville, her granddaughters Stacey Pergunas and Melisa Gibson and her great-grandchildren Maleigh and Gavin.
She was predeceased by her husband Floyd and several brothers and sisters. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home in Iroquois, on Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. A graveside funeral service was held at South Gower cemetery on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Janet Evans officiating.
Donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.