September 9, 1934 – August 18, 2010
Shirley Patricia Cummins, beloved wife of Terence Cummins of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at the age of 75 years.
She was born September 9, 1934 in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Shirley was a pediatric nurse for many years and fondly remembered the doctors, nurses and families that she worked with. Throughout her life she pursued her love of cross-stitching, knitting, and needlepoint, and greatly enjoyed her sessions with her craft group.
Shirley leaves behind her loving husband of fifty-two years Terence Patrick Cummins; her children and their spouses, Sharon(Angelo), Bob(Melanie), Linda(Wes), Donna, and Andrew(Sue); and thirteen grandchildren, Michelle, Anthony, Natalie; Chelsea, Owen, Robin, Desiree, Kyla; Amanda, Justina, Chantelle, Shayla, and Brandon. She is survived by siblings, Reg (Norma), Lyle (Yvette), Denis (Myrna), Marilyn (Russ), and John (Jeannie); in-laws, Jim(Helen), Joyce(Cam), Pat, Nellie, and June; as well as many nieces and nephews. Shirley was predeceased by her mother Nora; father Albert; and brother Robert Robinson.
Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Catholic Church (corner of 4 St & Northmount Dr NW) on Friday, August 27, 2010, 10:45 AM (Tribute) 11:00 AM (Mass). Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Shirley’s honour may be made to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588. Shirley’s family would like to thank all who brightened her days these past few weeks. Thanks to Dr. W. Hoy; staff of Section 39 of the Peter Lougheed Hospital, and a special thank you to Dr. D. Helmersen and his Respiratory Research Team, who took such wonderful care of Shirley. Our gratitude goes out to the amazing staff at Agape Hospice who made the last few weeks as comforting as possible for Shirley and the family.
In living memory of Shirley Cummins, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences