Shirley Jean Munro
Shirley Jean Munro, a lifetime resident of the Chesterville area, passed away peacefully at home, with her family by her side, on Fri., June 15, 2007, following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 71.
She was born in Chesterville on March 19, 1936 to her parents Calvin and Cassie Dillabough (nee Hummel). She was raised near Dunbar along with her brother Ray. She attended the local public school, 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 Lyndon on the Munro family farm in Nation Valley.
She was an active lady who was very devoted to her family, her community, and her church. She enjoyed bowling, hunting, playing cards, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, fishing, and camping. She was a talented, self-taught musician on the organ, guitar, and the accordion. She was a faithful member of Trinity United Church in Chesterville where she was a member of the UCW, and the church choir. Shirley was known for her great cooking and baking. On many memorable occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, and weddings, Shirley baked and decorated the cakes, including the wedding cakes for each of the marriages of their four children.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be sadly missed by all of those who had the privilege of 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 children Kathy (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 grandchildren Jeremy, Tammy, Stacey, Kandi, Andrea, Erin, Pam, Brad, Jodi, and Shawn, and one great-granddaughter Madison. She was predeceased by her father Calvin Dillabough. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on June 18. The funeral service was held at the funeral home on June 19 with Rev. Wendy Wright-McKenzie officiating, assisted by Rev. Mary Lou Shortill. Interment followed at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville. The pallbearers were Glen Robinson,Wayne Dillabough, Gary Elliott, Brian Munro, Alvah Richards, and John Kennedy.
Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital or Dundas County Hospice would be appreciated by the family.