Our hearts are broken. Passed peacefully away with her family by her side on January 30, 2024, at the age of 84 at the L.A. Miller Center, Palliative Care Unit, Shirley Belle Holloway (Bowen). Predeceased by her husband Lloyd, her parents, Walter Fred and Jessie Bowen and her infant brother Eli. Also predeceased by her sister-in-law Louise Holloway.
Left to mourn and celebrate her life are her three children Faye Kielley (Gerry), Janice Butt (Glenn) and Geoffrey (Jennifer); the lights of her life her grandchildren Jeremy (Moira) and Jared Butt , Jaron and Jaedon Holloway and her step grandchildren Brad (Amy) and Chris (Lorie) Kielley and four step great grandchildren Jovie, Nathan, Lauryn and Quinn and always bringing a smile to her face, her grand fur babies Hudson, Bentley, Hershey and Winnie.
Mom spent a lifetime perfecting her domestic skills, even while working. Memories of baked goods after school, a freezer stocked with homemade pies, home knit sweaters and handmade coats and quilts all come to mind. Mom always stressed the importance of hard work and education and she could not have been more proud of her children and in recent years her grandsons. Mom was a woman of great strength and determination which came through even in the last few months of her life.
Resting at Fewer’s Funeral Home in Lethbridge, with visitation on Saturday, Feb 3 at 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral will take place on Sunday, February 4, 2024 at 2 PM at Heritage United Church in Musgravetown.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Shirley’s memory to Heritage United Church Cemetery Fund or the L.A. Miller Center, Palliative Care Unit.
Though our mother and grandmother may be gone, she will never be forgotten. Her memory and her legacy will live on, as we do, in our hearts and in our minds. We love you Mom/Grandma.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to the many doctors and nurses who provided care to our mother over the past few months.