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Irvin (nee Lucas), Shirley Margaret Ida

Shirley Margaret Ida Irvin (nee Lucas), cherished mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at the age of 86 years.

The oldest of three children, Shirley was born to a pioneer family and grew up on a farm near Wetaskiwin. She acquired her nursing certificate at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton and met her husband Lou when nursing in Galveston. They raised their two children in Calgary, AB.

Shirley leaves behind her son Randall Thomas and his wife Paula Marie; grandchildren, Donica, Sean and Christopher. Shirley was predeceased by her husband Louis and her son Thomas.

Funeral Services will be held at St. David’s United Church (3303 Capitol Hill Crescent N.W.) on Monday, October 20, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Inn from the Cold Society, Suite 104, 110 – 11th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0X5, Telephone: (403) 263-8384,, the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,, or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email

In living memory of Shirley Irvin, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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