It is with deep sorrow that the family of Shirley Burgess announce that Shirley passed away peacefully at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, on Feb 15, 2021 at the age of 73.
Shirley was the adored wife of Clark Burgess for 53 years, beloved mother to her children Heather Van Benthem (Michael Wiseman) and Derek Burgess (Kathleen), and cherished Nana to her grandchildren Hayley, Kyle, Jessica and Cameron.
She leaves behind brothers Robert Harrison (Janet), Donald Harrison (Jewell) and William Harrison (Jana).
She was pre-deceased by her sisters, the late Patricia Bartlett-Richards (late George Richards), and the late Mary Hawkins (Bryce), and her brother the late David Harrison (Susan).
Shirley’s life centred on the care and love for her family. Additionally, she and Clark were dedicated members of the Trinity Church family (Streetsville, Ontario) for over 30 years. For more than 20 of her working years, Shirley was the secretary at Trinity Church, where she blessed many lives with her friendly and compassionate ways.
A Celebration of Life to be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson’s Canada, the Canadian Cancer Society, or World Vision Canada.