June 14, 1934 – September 3, 2012
Shirley Verhaest passed away peacefully on Monday, September 3, 2012 at the age of 78 years.
Shirley was born and raised on the family farm north of Beiseker, AB. She was happiest outdoors, doing chores, and was very patient and good with animals. She was the best “hired man” her father could have had. Shirley attended school in Beiseker and when she finished, she moved to Calgary to start a new life.
Shirley is survived by five sisters, Joyce, Bernice, Gwen, Audrey and Geraldine. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and very good friends Blanche and Marg. She was predeceased by her sister Vivian. She will be greatly missed by all.
A Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Airdrie Funeral Home (300 Towerlane Drive, Airdrie, Alberta) on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Beiseker Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. A special thank you to the staff at Walden Heights, Dr. Alison Lewis and the staff on Unit 46 at Foothills Hospital. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca.
In living memory of Shirley Verhaest a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences