Shirley Ann Henaire
October 22, 1937 – January 4, 2021
Shirley, mom, grandma and great-grandma passed away with her family by her side. Shirley had experienced a number of health challenges in recent years, and whenever she was hospitalized, she always looked forward to going home. In the days before her passing, she once again expressed her desire to go home, and on Monday January 4th, with an assured faith, Shirley went to her eternal home.
Shirley was predeceased by her husband, John (Jean) Henaire (1999), her parents, Charles (1972) and Adele (2008) Ahoff, her ex-husband, Marshall Sutherland (2002), as well as her best friend, Pearl (2017).
Shirley lived life well and had many skills. She enjoyed multiple hobbies over the years, including ceramics, knitting and gardening. She was a dedicated employee and many of her work colleagues became lifelong friends, one of which was Pearl. Shirley enjoyed many Casino bus trips over the years with her mom, and while telling us all that it was just so Grandma could “get out”, we all knew better. She loved to socialize, and during these trips she created many more memories and developed many lasting friendships. Above all, Shirley cherished her family, and her family is truly her greatest legacy. Though she grew up as an only child, Shirley was blessed with a large family whom she loved deeply. She leaves her four children: Julie-Ann (Bob Schmidt), Gary, Darren (Lucy) and Charles (Monique Gauthier) and daughter in-law Dori-Lyn, as well as 10 grandchildren, her pride and joy: Robert, Curtis (Erica) and Jodee (Travis), Megan (Landon), Trevor (Keri) and Kayla (Ryan), Tyler (Carly), Leanne (Mark), Chantal (Jody) and Karl (Nicolle). She was also blessed with 22 great-grandchildren.
While Mom was not as healthy and mobile as she would have liked over the last few years, she was rarely alone. She enjoyed many conversations and visits with her home care workers, nurses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as pointing out trivial news items on TV with June and Gary. All of this helped her stay alert and vibrant.
A special thank you to Dr. Salem, who cared for Shirley over the years and in whom she had complete trust.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Shirley’s memory to St. John’s Lutheran Church (Winnipeg) or CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.
Family and friends may sign a book of condolences online at www.bardal.ca.
Funeral Service 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 18, 2021, at Bardal Funeral Home. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only the immediate family will be in attendance.
The service will be live-streamed on the Bardal Funeral Home Facebook page.