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CUMMINS – Shirley (nee Robinson)

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.

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  1. Lyle and Yvette Robinson :

    Terry & Family
    Shirley will be with you always, She is still, yours to love and hold close in your hearts.
    May the memories that you and the family made in the special life you shared, help ease your loss. You are special to us and hold you and the family close, Shirley will always be in our hearts.

    Love
    Lyle & Yvette

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  2. Debra and Richard Coulton :

    Uncle Terry and Family
    Sending you special thoughts, prayers and hugs. Aunt Shirley will be sadly missed. Wife, Mother, Grand Mother, in time may your sadness be filled with fond memories. May she ever be present to watch over you all. I’m sure she is reunited with all those whom have gone on before.
    Love and Light, Debra, Richard and Family

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  3. Denis and Myrna Robinson :

    Terry and Family

    Shirley was always a wonderful sister and will be in our hearts forever. We will miss our chats with her, but be sure we will be talking with you a lot. You had a wonderful 52 years together. Her family meant everything to her.
    We will be putting a donation to the Brompton Cemetary in Quebec in memory of our dear sister Shirley.

    Our thoughts and prayers will be with you on Friday at the Funeral.

    Denis and Myrna

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  4. Lynne, Kristopher and Stephanie Chaulk :

    Uncle Terry, my cousins and their families. We send caring thoughts of sympathy, Aunt Shirley you will always live in our hearts.

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  5. Katherine (Dubuc) & Wendell Duffy :

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Memories are what carry us through times like this. She may be gone but never forgotten

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  6. Reg and Norma :

    Terry & family!!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. We have great memories of the 50th and can still picture Shirley as she expressed with pride to everyone that her whole family was there. We will be making a donation to the Christ Church Brompton Cemetery in in memory of Shirley. Take care of each other.

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  7. Greg and Diane Robinson :

    Uncle Terry and Family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your famlies. We never have enough time with the ones we love. Let the cherished memories of her live on though us..
    Greg, Diane, Theron and Devlin.

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  8. David Robinson :

    Uncle Terry and Family,
    When we spoke it was quite evident that Aunt Shirley was in the best place she could be. In a pleasant setting and her loving family with her in her final days. Being surrounded by caring family creates a peacefulness in a difficult time for all.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    David, Pat, Josh and Carly

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  9. Chuck & Tracy Robinson :

    Uncle Terry and Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. She loved everyboy with all her heart and now will watch over everybody with all her heart. We will miss her.

    Chuck Tracy & Kids.

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  10. Rick Robinson :

    Uncle Terry and family,

    My thoughts are with you all, Memories are wonderful and something cherished, we keep with us throughout our lives, Aunt Shirley is in my heart along with my fond memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Love
    Rick, Randie and Kelly

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