Shirley Jeffries

Shirley Vivienne Jeffries

Monday, October 8th, 1934 - Saturday, October 10th, 2020
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Shirley Jeffries
October 8th, 1934 - Saturday, October 10th, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce on October 10, 2020, Shirley Vivienne Jeffries (née Harry) suddenly and quietly passed away in her sleep shortly after her 86th birthday.

Shirley was predeceased by her parents Leslie Ralph Harry and Morfydd Ceridwen Harry (née Evans) of Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, South Wales. She is survived by her sister Janet Lesley Harry also of Ystrad Mynach; all four of her adult children, Sherryl Anne Jeffries of Calgary, Gail Susan Cooper (Warren) of Sexsmith, Kim Helen Cohoe (Bruce) of Ponoka, and Huw Stephen Jeffries (Paula) of Cochrane; five grandchildren, Amelia Cooper, Rhys Cooper, Elyn Deshane, Morgan Jeffries, and Shae Jeffries; and two great-grandchildren, Natalia Cooper and Cayley Deshane.

Shirley emigrated to Canada in 1963 and slowly moved west from Deep River, Ontario to Pinawa, Manitoba, then to Sherwood Park, Alberta, and finally to Cochrane, Alberta. Later in life she discovered a love of cruising, going to Mexico three times, all the way around South America twice, and to Hawaii. Shirley was planning her next cruise - to Alaska. Shirley was very active in volunteer activities and walking groups in Cochrane, and appeared more than once in the local paper. She also enjoyed silver smithing, stained glass, sewing, and was a fantastic cook.

Shirley's family would like to acknowledge the loving care provided by the staff at the Colonel Belcher. A private family ceremony will be conducted at a later date. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Cochrane Food Bank.

To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Shirley please visit Arrangements entrusted to the care of Choice Memorial Cremation & Funeral Services (403) 277-7343.
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Kim Paradoski

Posted at 01:25pm
We are so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Shirley and send our deepest condolences to her family and friends. She was our neighbour when she lived in Sunterra Ridge and we always enjoyed our visits and conversations with her. I always appreciated how she treated our children with love and kindness. And they always looked forward to trick or treating at her house as each year they received hot chocolate packages (reserved especially for them). Shirley was a lovely soul and she will be missed.


Kim, Tony, Nole, and Brooke Paradoski

Sherryl Jeffries Posted at 05:50am

Thank you Kim. What a lovely story to hear about our Mam. We truly appreciate your words. Thank you so much for reaching out to us. We will miss her, that’s for sure. Sherryl

Donna cross

Posted at 12:21am
Dear Kim,
I was saddened to hear of your mom's passing. I have many memories of Shirley throughout our friendship. She was always dressed so beautifully with her lovely pins and broaches. She certainly was a classy gal. I also remember how in love she was with her precious grandaughter Elyn. They had a special bond that continued to grow over the years. I am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time my dear friend.

Sherryl Jeffries Posted at 05:58am

Thank you for your kind thoughts and remembrance, Donna. Mam was able to meet Elyn’s daughter and more importantly Elyn was able to show off her granddaughter to her much loved Mamgu. (Mamgu being Welsh for Grandmother) Sherryl

Amie Crossan

Posted at 11:35pm
So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. I always enjoyed our visits and her wit and sense of humour “kept me on my toes” (she would say to me)! She loved escaping with a great book and always had wonderful recipe, gardening and cruise recommendations! Thinking of all of you and remembering her smile, giggle and wit!

Sherryl Jeffries Posted at 05:53am

Hi Amie, Mam enjoyed her visits with you too. She loved the way you did her hair and tended her tootsies. She spoke about you often. Thank you for your caring comments. Sherryl

PAT AND dave Buckler

Posted at 05:46pm
Dear Kim and family enjoyed the visits I had with your mom always thought she was a Fiesta one ,remember the good memories and times you had.Pat and Dave Buckler

Alice Posted at 09:12pm

Kim , Bruce, Elyn and Pat Thinking about you. Big hugs for all

Sherryl Jeffries Posted at 05:59am

Thank you for your kind thoughts. Its lovely to know the lives our Mam touched. Sherryl

Sherryl Jeffries Posted at 06:05am

Thank you Pat and Dave. It is soothing to know our Mam was appreciated by others And lovely to hear it. Sherryl

Sherryl Jeffries Posted at 03:41pm

Thank you so much Pat and Dave. It’s lovely to hear that our Mam touched your lives, I think many found she was a spirited woman! Sherryl

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