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SHIRLEY WINIFRED NANCY HALL (published on September 10, 2011)

SHIRLEY WINIFRED NANCY HALL (nee PIKE) With great sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Friend - Shirley Hall - on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 81 years of age. Shirley was born in Winnipeg on April 9, 1930 to Daisy and Horace Pike. She is survived by her four daughters, one son and 14 grandchildren including Leslie Hall (Katherine and Michael), Laurie Hall and Lance Rayner (Phillip, Jillian, and Nicholas), Lee and Gordon Gregg (Kaitlyn and Jacqueline), Lindsey and Bonnie Hall (Sydney and Paris) and Lynne and Darryl Vickery (Rebekah, Rachael, Miranda, Madison, and Iain). She is fondly remembered by her step-grandchildren Roberta, Erika and Derek Rayner, as well as by Mark Cunningham and Sharlene Premich. Shirley was predeceased by her parents, her husband of 54 years, Keith Thomas Hall, and her brother Don Pike. Shirley attended Lord Selkirk School, completing her Grade 12 at St. John's Technical High School. She enrolled in the nursing diploma course at the Winnipeg General Hospital and after graduating in 1951 was employed by Northwestern Hospital in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. Shirley returned to Winnipeg where she worked for the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) and the Winnipeg General Hospital in the Casualty and Outpatient Department, where she was promoted to Head Nurse. Shirley took time off from nursing to raise her children but stayed active in her community, volunteering for many years at the East Kildonan YM-YWCA where she taught swimming and life-saving to pre-schoolers, children and adults. She also worked for the school board in the school swim program. This experience was to come in handy as Shirley taught many of her grandchildren how to swim. A life-long learner, Shirley enrolled at the University of Winnipeg where she studied Anthropology and volunteered at the Museum of Man and Nature. Shirley returned to nursing at the Emergency Department at Concordia Hospital for six years before retiring. Summers were spent at the cottage where Shirley enjoyed sharing her love of swimming, canoeing, sailing and bird watching with her children and grandchildren. The family would like to thank the A2 nurses and health care staff at Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, and Dr. Annabelle Vattheuer. A celebration of Shirley's life will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at St. John's Cathedral, 135 Anderson Avenue, at 2:00 p.m., reception to follow. Memorial donations may be made to your pet rescue shelter of choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to; Rock Fontaine Funeral Director Honour-Respect-Dignity in Winnipeg 223-2576 or toll free 1(866)499-2601


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