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Shirley Ann LeRoy
October 30, 2023
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Announcing the passing of Shirley Ann LeRoy (nee Johnson) on October 30, 2023.
Born in Winnipeg, on December 24, 1932, Shirley was an early Christmas present for her parents, Al and Sylvia Johnson.
She was very proud of her Swedish heritage and enjoyed uttering an appropriate Swedish phrase whenever a situation called for it.
Being a native Winnipegger, Shirley was an avid Blue Bombers fan and often spoke of her first tailgate party at the age of 85 at McMahon Stadium, where her Blue Bombers fought valiantly against the Calgary Stampeders.
Shirley graduated from Success Business College in 1949 and began her career with the Canadian Civil Service at Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg. Her career saw her travelling to both coasts from Halifax to Victoria with Banff and Gimli in between. Upon retirement, Shirley was awarded a commendation plaque celebrating her 35 years as a Civil Servant with the Armed Forces.
Her friends will remember Shirley’s enthusiasm for artificial flower arranging and how she would search for the perfect adornment to enhance each bouquet.
After they decided to retire, and looking forward to small town life, Shirley and her husband, Pat, settled into Gimli, MB where many lifelong friendships were made. Golf games, winning the meat draws at the Legion, dances at the Horizons Seniors Club and many Happy Hour libations made their 27 years in Aspen Park memorable ones.
Visiting with friends during coffee trips to Robins Donuts and Tim Hortons was an activity that Shirley enjoyed with relish.
Shirley’s bright spirit and infectious laugh will be sorely missed by her stepdaughters; Irma, Wendy, Janice, Jo-Anne, and their families, her sister-in-law Ione and by her many friends in Gimli, Winnipeg, and Vancouver.
In lieu of flowers, if you wish to remember Shirley, please do so by connecting with a friend or loved one over a cup of coffee or tea in a loving gesture of friendship.
Shirley’s wishes were that no formal service be held.
Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements.