In memory of

Shirley Alycia Bennett

July 26, 1926 -  July 20, 2022

Bennett, Shirley Alycia (nee McIntosh), 1926-2022, age 96. Shirley passed away peacefully at home after a long and very happy, full life. Beloved wife to Mel (2004) for 57 wonderful years. Predeceased by her 4 sisters and 2 brothers. Much loved mother to son Gary and daughters Jane (Peter) and Nancy (Ray), cherished Grandma to Jennifer (Mike), Peter (Stephanie), Tyler (Lauren) and Kelly. Loving Great Grandma to Colby, Emma, Blake, Claire and Lily Alycia. She will be dearly missed by her many nieces and nephews, especially Helen, Janice and Gail, who’s many phone calls and visits meant so much. Shirley was a happy and positive person, caring, kind and generous, she loved and supported all of us unconditionally, and in return, she leaves behind a family that loved and adored her. “We will love and miss you forever Mom xx”

A private graveside service will take place at a later date.

In memory of Shirley if you wish to make a donation in her honor, please direct all proceeds to Make A Wish Foundation.


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Lauren Lewthwaite 

Entered July 21, 2022 from Pickering

Shirley was a wonderful woman and I'm glad I got the chance to know her. Her sense of humour was unmatched and her stories were epic. I know her family will cherish her memory.

Gail Wright (Niece)

Entered July 21, 2022 from Bradford, Ontario

I am going to miss this wonderful person, not only was she an Aunt but also a friend. Through our lengthy telephone calls I gained so much knowledge of our family history. One of her favourite sayings was "old age doesn't come alone" which her mother often had said to her. It is going to be hard not to pick up the phone, and talk. Rest in Peace Aunt Shirley. You will never be forgotten and I will miss you dearly.

Cheryl and Carl (Friends)

Entered July 21, 2022

Jane and Peter, Nancy and Ray, Gary and family,
Please accept our most sincere condolences on the passing of your mom, grandma, great grandma and aunt.
We didn't know Shirley well, but she was always a calm, quiet, unassuming presence at any special occasion, and she had a beautiful, shining smile.
Enjoy your memories of special moments spent with her and be content that she had a special love for her family and she's now at peace.
Take care of each other,
Cheryl and Carl

Rod and Diane Matheson (Family friends)

Entered July 21, 2022

Mrs Bennett was such a kind person with a beautiful smile. She exuded warmth and made those around her feel special. She was such a treasure and will be missed by all who knew her. Hugs of support to her loving family. Xo

Gail Wright (Niece)

Entered July 21, 2022 from Bradford

This wonderful lady was not only my Aunt but also my friend. Over the past years I have learned so much family history from her. We had lovely talks, some lasting over an hour. As time progressed these calls grew shorter, but still we always had a few laughs. I am certainly going to miss talking with her. One of her favourite sayings was "old age doesn't come alone". Rest in Peace Aunt Shirley. I will hold the memories of our phone calls and visits close to my heart forever.


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