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SHIRLEY, Elsie (Corky)

1929 – 2013

Elsie (Corky) Shirley, January 21, 1929 to February 23, 2013. Loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She is survived by her daughters, Christine (Joe) Wheatley and Diane Blair; her grandchildren, Nicole Tarry, Ryan (Kathryn) Blair, Evan (Ashley) Blair; great-grandchildren Katelyn and Lucas. She was a devoted member of many organizations including McDougall United Church, Beta Sigma Phi, Canadian Club. Her contributions to her community and friends will be remembered.

A Funeral Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Corky Shirley, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Al & Jean Richardson :

    Our prayers and deepest sympathies are with you at this time. Corky was one super person-kind, caring and compassionate and donated so much of herself to each and everyone she knew. She will be greatly missed.

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  2. So sorry to hear of Corky’s death. She was a wonderful person and the very definition of a lady. We will miss her very much.
    Susan & Brian Draper

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  3. I am so sorry to learn about Elsie’s passing. She was a good friend and a mentor to me during the time we worked together at Credit Union Central. She was kind and caring and I will miss her. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    Deepest sympathies, Donna Burn

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  4. Colleen Matthews :

    Please accept my deepest condolences on the recent passing of Corky. She was a wonderful friend over the years and will be sorely missed by all.
    Colleen Matthews

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  5. Jim and Marian Hamilton :

    Elsie always brought love and humor, sharing delightful stories of family and friends, to the many gatherings we shared wirh Corkey and Trev thru our long association in the business world. Please accept our deepest condolences
    Sincerely, Jim and Marian

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  6. Elsie was a kind, caring, elegant lady; we have been working together for 12 years in Credit Union Central till she retired. When she still belongs to accounting group, she was the one always baked a birthday cake for us. She even showed me step by step how to bake her wonderful angel food cake at her home. She made a ceramic nut container for one of my birthday and which is one of my favorite collections. There were lots of memory in the old days, you will be missed by all! Please accept my deepest sympathies and may the Lord be with you at this difficult time when you lost your love one.
    Blessings, Sandy Tam

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  7. Carol Dunwoody and family :

    Our most sincere condolences. Every Christmas we received a newsy card from Corky – I wondered what happened this past year. I am a cousin of Trevor’s. In fact my sister, Janet, babysat (and I tagged along) when Trev and Corky lived in Edmonton – a long time ago. The last time I saw Corky was in Edmonton. She drove down for the funeral of my mother, Merle Davidson in June 2004. Corky was a great person.

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  8. Sarah Kopjar :

    Diane, I haven’t seen you since our G.P.A. days but I saw your Mom’s obituary in the Herald and want to pass on my condolences. Such a sad time, my thoughts are with you.

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  9. Alfred and Jeanette Chernow :

    Our sincere sympathy. Corky was a lovely lady and will be missed by many!

    Peace and Blessings,
    Alfred and Jeanette Chernow

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  10. My condolences to the family.
    I met Corky through the Lakeview Ladies Early Bird golf club where she was president for several years. She was great at the job, a real”people person” and she was missed when she left as I am sure she will be missed by many.
    Morva Cook.

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  11. Our thoughts and prayers are with Elsie’s family. Elsie was a very thoughtful lady, a good friend, and a wonderful member of Alberta Central’s Staff. She was always active in planning and organizing Central’s social events, and for many years was the “unofficial” staff photographer. She was a very kind and special person to me and my family and to all who knew her at Central.
    Jim Scopick and family.

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  12. Baldur Johnson :

    To the family, sincere condolences! Elsie was a valued and friendly colleague in the Alberta Credit Union Central for many years. Elsie contributed substatnially to the social activities and to the morale among her assocciates. A wonderful person. Baldur

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  13. Lynne Beamer :

    To the family, your mum will be missed she was a true Beta Sigma Phi. Regards the Advisory Board. Lynne Beamer

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  14. Marie Minailo :

    My condolence – Corky was in Beta Sigma Phi and in Calgary Women’s Club with me.

    Marie Minailo

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  15. Bill & Dovell McLellan :

    We remember fondly times shared with Corky at sorority gatherings, many of them in her home. She always shone as a hostess. We visited during intermission at Calgary Philharmonic concerts. Her travel adventures were often the topic of conversation. May precious memories support and sustain you at this difficult time.

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  16. Sharon & Keath Austen :

    A wonderful friend for 42 years. She will be missed by many. As a member of Beta Sigma Phi, Corky contributed so much of her time and talents to our organization. She participated in all of our major events over many years. She was respected by all and loved by many. Farewell dear friend, you can rest easy now. I will miss you. Hugs
    Sharon

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  17. Patricia van Regen (McGrath) :

    I worked with Elsie at the Credit Union Federation back in the ’70’s -what a delightful lady! For staff birthdays she always made us her famous “Maple Walnut Chiffon Cake”…our boss would hang around and literally lick the plate so that not a crumb was left! I still have the recipe and think of her when I make it…I shared it recently with a lady in Australia – she loved it!

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  18. Art & Debbie Orchard :

    Please accept our true condolences for the loss of a wonderful lady and friend to both Art & I. We worked with Elsie for many years at Credit Union Central. She devoted her time planning many special events for everyone. Art & Deb

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  19. To Family
    Sincere sympathy on your loss. Corky will be missed by her McDougall friends.
    Donna Traub

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  20. Marg Lowndes :

    I enjoyed working with Corky in the Women’s Canadian Club. My sincerest sympahty.

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  21. Lori Bartlett :

    I had the privelege of styling Corky’s hair for the last 15 years. We always had a good laugh while she was in my chair. I worked very hard to find out her age. I even asked to see her drivers license picture once but she kept her thumb on her birthdate. My sympathies to her family. She was one of a kind.
    Lori

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  22. Please except our sincere condolances on the passing of Else (Corky) Shirley she will be sadly missed….Your Sisters of Xi Beta Delta

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