Visitation

7-9 pm Friday

Service

2 pm Saturday, December 8 at Harris Funeral Home

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Donations

Despite Shirley's love of flowers, she would prefer that her friends consider a donation to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada, the Women's Community House, or the VON. Please remit directly to the charity, address or link provided at bottom of page. Please complete and send the form below to notify family of your contribution.

 

50 Years

CARING • HELPFUL • TRUSTED

Shirley Gladwell

Death Notice

Gladwell, Shirley - Shirley's life ended on November 29. She was the beloved wife of Bob and cherished mother of Sarah. Predeceased by her parents, Gladys and William Waite. Shirley will be missed by her brother, Bill (Mississauga) and brother-in-law Raymond (Shirley) and an extensive coterie of friends. Shirley was a dedicated teacher-librarian with the Thames Valley School Board and a strong advocate for the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation. She also devoted several years to the heritage movement in London as a volunteer with the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario. Her personal interests included gardening, professional baseball (especially the Yankees) and travel. She was an accomplished pianist and enjoyed jazz and classical music in particular. She loved reading and shared her passion for mysteries. No matter what the occasion, she was always impeccably dressed. Bob and Sarah express their gratitude to our friends who shared their love and compassion with Shirley during her final years. Special thanks to the exceptional nursing and support staff at Highview Residences. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond, on Friday, Dec. 7 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A Celebration of her life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2:00 pm followed by a reception. Despite Shirley's love of flowers, she would prefer that her friends consider a donation to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada, the Women's Community House, or the VON.