May 25, 1930 – September 28, 2014
Shirley Joyce Neeser passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Bow View Manor in Calgary, Alberta. Mom was with her children and grandchildren through her final days sharing warm laughter, tears, memories and songs.
Mom was born in 1930 in Elnora and lived her entire life in Alberta, she adored her prairie province. She loved her home and lived for her family. Mom enjoyed her beautiful garden and the “harvest” of their hard work. Our memories of Sunday night dinners and family celebrations will always be treasured, thanks to Mom. Her later years were more difficult due to Alzheimer’s but even through this trying time, she always managed a warm smile and with her sparkling eyes she would reach for your hand and say “Hi Honey”. Her unconditional love and support for her family is a virtue that will never be forgotten.
Shirley is survived by five children, Walter (Jacqie), Pam (Bill), Craig (Carol), Janet (Martin), and Breen (Barb), all of whom she was immensely proud. She was further blessed with ten wonderful grandchildren, Tessa, Graeme, Curtis, Jordan, Selby, Zak, Wren, Jillian, Thomas and Ryan; and by three great-grandchildren, Lake, Asher and Kari. She is also survived by her brother Jim Hampton. She was predeceased by her loving husband Jim Neeser of sixty years in 2009, and by beloved son David in 1975.
A Celebration of Shirley’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and the Northwest Territories, Administrative Office, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton AB T5H 4K1. Tel: (1-866) 950-5465, www.alzheimer.ab.ca. Our family would like to thank the staff at Bow View Manor for the special care and attention Mom received these past years.
In living memory of Shirley Neeser, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences