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Shirley Mcguinness

August 9, 1953 - October 23, 2013


Shirley Louise McGuinness passed away peacefully October 23, 2013 after a valiant struggle with cancer. She was accompanied by friends and family at the Chemainus Health Care Centre. She is survived by her partner of more than 40 years Fred, her treasured sons Frederick (Manda) and Todd, brother Murray (Muriel) Davidson, sister Lorraine (Larry) Franz and brother Wesley (Kathy) Davidson.

Born in Swan River, Manitoba and raised in Brandon, Manitoba, she graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor’s degree in Home Economics and later relocated with her family in 1991 to the Cowichan Valley.

She was an active participant and leader in the Duncan Business Improvement Association. She was an avid lover of art and a great proponent of the Cowichan Valley Arts Council and Printmakers Only Group. Her Station Street Gallery prides itself in supporting local artists.

She thoroughly enjoyed Sunday morning hikes and the friends she made through her hiking club. She was also a supporter of the Cowichan Hospital Foundation Society. She will be sorely missed by her family, friends and supporters and she will forever be in our hearts.

A special thanks to the nursing staff at the Cowichan District Hospital and Chemainus Health Care Centre for their exceptional care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the BC Cancer Foundation.

A Memorial and Reception will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM at HW Wallace Bural and Cremation Centre, 5285 Polkey Road, Duncan, BC.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Barbara MacDonald (Glauser)
Relation: friend

I’m very sad to hear of Shirley’s passing. Shirley was a bright spot on the street and when I met her at Aquafit classes. She always had a smile and warm hello. She didn’t ever forget to mention Calen and his family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

From: Gary and Christine Collins
Relation: friend

No words can say how sorry we are to hear the news.We will miss that smile….our heart goes out to the whole family.

From: Darlyne
Relation: friends through Harold

Oh my gosh Fred, I did not know Shirley had been ill. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your boys. HUGS from Graham and I!!!

From: Nelson & Faye Jean Parkes
Relation: worked for Shirley & Fred

Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to you Fred, Frederick (Manda) & Todd, other family as well as to all of Shirley’s friends who will no doubt miss her so much. She was a hardworking lady, active and always helpful. May she be at peace now.

From: Al Lundgren
Relation: work association

I first met Shirley at the Station Street Gallery in the early 1990’s. I was the caretaker of the IWA Local 1-80 Archives and Special Collections. At the time whenever an occasion arose to make a presentation gift, we would print 16×20 archive images from the early days of logging and saw milling and Shirley looked after the mounting and framing. She designed a format that really made the images pop. Shirley really had an eye when it came to framing. At one point Shirley framed a special print that I had long admired in her shop and presented it to me in thanks for all the business I had been able to provide her. It is displayed in our entrance and will always be a reminder of a very special lady. I will miss her.

From: Lori Goodwin
Relation: Friend

‘Only the good die young’ comes to mind. I am grateful and one of the fortunate whose life path crossed with Shirley. The words that come to mind when I think of Shirley are wise, genuine, kind, spark, grace, fortitude, and easy smile. Fred, Frederick and Todd (and family) we feel for you and you are in our thoughts. With love and compassion, Lori, Bryce and Kira

From: Eva Trinczek
Relation: Customer/ Colleague

My sincere condolences to Shirley’s family and friends. What a great loss to everyone who knew her. An all around beautiful person. She will be deeply missed!

From: Russ Bradshaw
Relation: awhile

Fred and the boys, I am sorry for your loss, if there is anything I can do pls let me know

From: Tracy & Peter Guild
Relation: Family Friends

A new Angel has gone to Heaven RIP Shirley.Till we meet again.
Condolences to all of Shirleys Family .Fred Fredderick Mand and Todd.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
November 2, 2013
Beginning at 6:49am

HW Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre
5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada

5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada

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