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CARTER, Shirley Irene

December 29, 1927 – Radville, Saskatchewan
August 1, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Shirley passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at the age of 91.

She was born in Radville, SK and moved with her Mom and Dad to Moose Jaw, and later to Swift Current where she remained until she and her husband, Jack, moved their family to Calgary in 1962. Shirley was a long-time resident of Fairmont Hot Springs and we have many fond memories of the parties she hosted. She was truly the queen of decorating!

Shirley is survived by her two daughters, Diane Carter and Donna L’Amarca (Terry), and her daughter-in-law, Sue Chapman. She was predeceased by her son-in-law, Ted Riehl; her former husband, Jack Carter; and her son, David Carter.

Shirley was a wonderful mother and a loyal friend. She was known for her amazing generosity and, in keeping with that, if friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to your favourite charity.

At Shirley’s request, there will be no funeral service. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com

Special thanks to her We Care companions and the staff at United Active Living Fish Creek for making her feel so at home during the past year.

In living memory of Shirley Carter, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES.

GOD LOOKED

God looked around His garden
And found an empty place.
He then looked down upon the earth,
And saw your tired face.
He put His arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He saw the road was getting rough,
And the hills were hard to climb,
So He closed your weary eyelids,
And whispered, “Peace be Thine”.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn’t go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

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  1. Greta Cusworth

    Donna and family, my sincere condolences for your loss. Although I had not seen your mom in years she is an integral part of my memories of our childhood. I know she will live on in a special place in your heart for years to come.
    Sincerely, Greta Cusworth

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  2. Donna and Terry and All your family,
    Sending our deepest condolences for your mothers passing your in our thoughts and prayers ❤️

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  3. Donna, Terry and Family
    We send you our most sincere sympathies. Our mothers may be gone from us but I truly believe they are in peace now and will always be in our hearts.
    Lucy and Dean Tomie

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  4. Gennaro Mautone

    Donna, Terry, and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Xoxo Love the Mautone Family

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  5. John and Gloria Hall

    Diane and Donna (Terry) and Sue our thoughts are with you all. The loss of a mother is the end of a life lived with compassion and caring for family and friends. In time we will all cherish the great memories our mothers gave us.

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  6. Elly and Ray McBeth

    We send you our sincere condolences. Shirley was a wonderful neighbour to all of us at Fairmont and we remember her kindness, generosity and loving spirit. Thank you for all the lovely memories she gave us.
    Elly and Ray McBeth

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  7. Dear Donna and Family,
    I was so saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. Lots of good memories from when we were kids. She always had those little mints sitting in a dish in the living room! I know she is at peace. Wish I could give you a hug! Love you

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  8. Donna and John Zedic

    We would like to offer our condolences to one and all of the “Carter Klan”. Shirley was a very special friend and companion to all of us, especially Cathy. Fairmont dress-up parties were the norm with Shirley hosting to the nth degree. After teeing off at #1 her special wave was always there and will be sorely missed. Love and best wishes to all.

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  9. We are sending you our sincere condolences for your loss. Shirley will always be remembered for her caring ways & love of life. I’m sure your mom and Norma are “Cruising” together once again.
    Dave, Linda Brooks & family

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  10. Heinz and Pauli e Wodniakowski

    Please accept our deepest condolences. Shirley was such a kind person and we will miss her smiles and laughter.

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  11. Donna, Terry and Family,

    So sorry to hear of the recent passing of your dear mom Shirley. She was a wonderful lady and truly a loved and respected member of the Fairmont community. During this sad time, I hope you find some comfort in knowing that she touched many lives in the most positive of ways. She will live on forever in our hearts.
    Kim and Wayne Collens

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  12. Randy Gunderson

    Diane & Donna , My condolence to you on the passing of your mom. I saw her obituary in the Swift Current Booster. I have fond memories of your mom from Clearwater Lake

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