Winchester Press – obit – Gilda Florence ShayGilda Florence Shay Funeral serviceswere conducted by Rev. Jean Udall from the Marsden and McLaughlinFuneral Home in Iroquois at 11 a.m. Fri., April 15 for Gilda Florence(nee Casselman) Shay of RR1 Iroquois, who died Mon., April 11as a result of injuries sustained in a traffic accident on SD&GCounty Road 16 northeast of Iroquois. She was 44.
Mrs. Shay was the wife of Murray Shay, who survives, and motherof John and Jenna, both at home.
She was born in Winchester District Memorial Hospital June 3,1960 a daughter of the late Lyle and Doreen (Shaver) Casselmanand was married to Murray Shay at Lakeshore Drive United Church,Morrisburg, June 27, 1981.
She and her husband farmed at RR1 Iroquois and she also workedas a pet groomer.
Besides her husband and children she is survived by her mother,Doreen of RR1 Iroquois; brothers Gerald (Marlene) and David (Diane)both of RR1 Iroquois, and Doug (Mary) of Williamsburg. She isalso survived by her sister, Donna (Lyall Cutler) of Cardinal.
Mrs. Shay canvassed for the CNIB, Cancer Society and Heart andStroke Foundation and was a member of the Twin Power HeritageAssociation, an antique tractor club. She was also a member ofLakeshore Drive United Church in Morrisburg. She collected saltand pepper shakers and spoons and loved animals, working on thefarm and living in the country. She was an avid traveller, cookand gardener and was devoted to her family.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, 8 BeachSt. in Iroquois, on Thurs., April 14 and interment was at SpruceHaven Cemetery in Brinston. Pallbearers were Randy Millar, RickLascelle, Peter Pepers, Peter Vander Poel, Brian Munro and DougShay.
Donations can be made to Winchester District Memorial Hospitaland will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.