It is with immense sadness and very heavy hearts that the family of Shirley Marilyn Ann Holstein announces her passing on September 15, 2009 at the age of 64 with her soul mate Nichiforeanu Dragos and her family by her side. Shirley will be deeply missed and her memory cherished as a loving Partner, Mother, Mother-in-law, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and friend. Shirley was a kind, caring and gentle soul who would do anything for anyone at any time. Shirley showed her love and appreciation with greeting cards that she would lovingly choose “just the right one”. Shirley was passionate for all animals, especially her own cats and dogs she had through out the years. When her health was good, she spent many hours collecting cash cans for the SPCA for which she received a Citizen of the Day award that she was very proud of. The family wishes to extend a very special thanks to Dr. Viljoen and Associates, Randy and Jen of Apple Drugs in Eastview, Dr. D’Costa, Red Deer Home Care, and Red Deer Regional Hospital for your compassion, kindness and tender care of Shirley. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, a donation in Shirley’s name to the SPCA would be greatly appreciated.
The Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.