Gilda Florence Shay
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jean Udall from the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Iroquois at 11 a.m. Fri., April 15 for Gilda Florence (nee Casselman) Shay of RR1 Iroquois, who died Mon., April 11 as a result of injuries sustained in a traffic accident on SD&G County Road 16 northeast of Iroquois. She was 44.
Mrs. Shay was the wife of Murray Shay, who survives, and mother of 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) Casselman and 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 worked as 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 is also survived by her sister, Donna (Lyall Cutler) of Cardinal.
Mrs. Shay canvassed for the CNIB, Cancer Society and Heart and Stroke Foundation and was a member of the Twin Power Heritage Association, an antique tractor club. She was also a member of Lakeshore Drive United Church in Morrisburg. She collected salt and pepper shakers and spoons and loved animals, working on the farm and living in the country. She was an avid traveller, cook and gardener and was devoted to her family.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, 8 Beach St. in Iroquois, on Thurs., April 14 and interment was at Spruce Haven Cemetery in Brinston. Pallbearers were Randy Millar, Rick Lascelle, Peter Pepers, Peter Vander Poel, Brian Munro and DougShay.
Donations can be made to Winchester District Memorial Hospital and will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.