Winchester Press – obit – Shirley Jean Munro
Shirley Jean Munro
Shirley Jean Munro, a lifetime resident ofthe Chesterville area, passed away peacefully at home, with herfamily by her side, on Fri., June 15, 2007, following a briefbattle with pancreatic cancer. She was 71.
She was born in Chesterville on March 19, 1936 to her parentsCalvin and Cassie Dillabough (nee Hummel). She was raised nearDunbar along with her brother Ray. She attended the local publicschool, and the Chesterville high school.
On Oct. 1, 1955 at Shirley’s family home, she married Lyle Munro.Together they raised four children Kathy, Ron, Carl, and Lyndonon the Munro family farm in Nation Valley.
She was an active lady who was very devoted to her family, hercommunity, and her church. She enjoyed bowling, hunting, playingcards, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, fishing, and camping. Shewas a talented, self-taught musician on the organ, guitar, andthe accordion. She was a faithful member of Trinity United Churchin Chesterville where she was a member of the UCW, and the churchchoir. Shirley was known for her great cooking and baking. Onmany memorable occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, andweddings, Shirley baked and decorated the cakes, including thewedding cakes for each of the marriages of their four children.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmotherwho will be sadly missed by all of those who had the privilegeof sharing their lives with her.
She was the loving wife to Lyle, her husband for over 51 years.She is survived by her mother Cassie Dillabough, her childrenKathy (Orlan) Crump of RR# 3 Chesterville, Ron (Janet) of Morrisburg,Carl (Carolyn) of RR# 2 Chesterville, and Lyndon (Judy) of RR#1 Chesterville, and her brother Ray (Verna) Dillabough of RR#2 Chesterville. She will be fondly remembered by grandchildrenJeremy, Tammy, Stacey, Kandi, Andrea, Erin, Pam, Brad, Jodi, andShawn, and one great-granddaughter Madison. She was predeceasedby her father Calvin Dillabough. She is also survived by manynieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburgon June 18. The funeral service was held at the funeral home onJune 19 with Rev. Wendy Wright-McKenzie officiating, assistedby Rev. Mary Lou Shortill. Interment followed at Maple RidgeCemetery in Chesterville. The pallbearers were Glen Robinson,Wayne Dillabough, Gary Elliott, Brian Munro, Alvah Richards, andJohn Kennedy.
Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital or Dundas CountyHospice would be appreciated by the family.