It is with heartfelt sadness that we share the news of the passing of Shirley Stewart on Sunday, February 9th at St Joseph’s Home - Carmel Hospice at the age of 89 years, following a courageous battle with cancer. Shirley leaves to cherish her memory her children Jim (Laura) Stewart, Shelley (Brian) Wisnowski and Sandi Stewart; her step-children Maida (aka Jeannie) Kellgren, Glen (Kris) Stewart and Ursula Stewart; and her grandchildren Ashley Stewart, Regan Wisnowski, Katlyn Brown, Tyler Stewart, Zachary Stewart, Kristjana Bruveris and Cameron Stewart. Her presence will also be missed by her great grandchildren Amelia, Mariah, Makenna, Hadley, Easton, Stanley, Bryson and Rori, and she will be fondly remembered by her good friend Elsie Duke and by Tannis Stewart. She was predeceased by her husband William (Bill) Stewart, parents Reginald & Mabel Simmonds, her special friend and companion for 8 years Harry Mutschler, stepson Gordon Stewart and son-in-law Viego Kellgren. She has also been reunited with her good friends Daphne Keeler and Margo Weiss, who also passed on in this past year. Shirley was born on May 5, 1930 in Regina Saskatchewan, an only child to Reginald and Mabel Simmonds. She was raised in Regina where she met and married Bill on January 2, 1961. Her 3 children were all born in Regina. In the fall of 1969, the family relocated to Medicine Hat where she resided until her passing. Shirley was employed at Alpha Dairy for many years until they closed their doors in 1994. Shirley enjoyed golfing and even managed to get a hole-in-one at Paradise Valley in 2016 at the age of 86. She loved attending Medicine Hat Tigers games and listening to the out of town broadcasts on the radio. An avid fan, she rarely missed watching the Saskatchewan Roughriders or the Toronto Blue Jays play or tuning in to watch curling or golf on TV. She also liked going out to watch the chuckwagon races at the MH Stampede every year. Shirley treasured spending time with her family and friends and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. The family would like to thank the nurses on 5W & 5E of the MH Regional Hospital, the nurses and HC aides at Meadowlands, and all of the staff at St. Joseph’s Home for the compassionate care she received over the past year. A Celebration of Shirley’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. with a time of fellowship thereafter in the Cook Southland Reception Facility.
Sandy, Jim and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. May you all find peace in her peace now.
Jim, Shelley & Sandi
How fortunate you were to have Shirley for your mom!
She was an amazing friend to our mom, Margo.
Keeping you all in our prayers.
Jim, Shelley and Sandy,
We heard of your Mom’s passing, and send our deepest sympathy to you and your families, as well as your Mom’s extended family. Shirley was a wonderful lady, and a true friend who meant the world to our Mother (Daphne). She is now at peace. Treasure all the wonderful memories you have & may they bring you comfort. Our prayers are with you.
To Jim and family we offer our sincere condolences for the loss of your mother and grandmother.
Daryl and Debra Hubich
Jim, Shelley, Sandy and families. We were so sorry to hear of Shirley's health struggles over the last year. It's always hard to lose one's mom, but we hope that all your wonderful memories of your time with her will give you all some comfort. We will keep in touch.
Jim and family, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. With much love John and Rose.
Fond memories of Shirley, condolences to all the family to have lost a wonderful soul.