Downie, Shirley- peacefully after a brief illness at University Hospital, Shirley joined the love of her life Bill, on Sunday, December 13, 2009. Beloved wife for 60 years of the late Bill Downie. Dear mother of Barbara Tate and her husband Rob, Janice McClennan and her husband John, Nanci Sanza and her husband Jack, William Downie and his friend Crystal, Julie Downie, Diane Bourdeau and her husband Jay, Cindy Downie, Andrea Willoughby and her husband Moe. Loving grandmother of Rob, Alison, Stephanie, Andrew, Christopher, Stephen, Kristi, Cameron, Jessica, Lindsay, James, Abbigail, Samantha, Jason, Tyler, Morley and Mitchell. Dear sister of Lenore Dobbs. Predeceased by her brother William Newman and grandson William Forrest Downie. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A special thank you to Dr. Sharon Baker, Erin Kelly-Brown and the 6th floor staff at University Hospital. Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, December 17 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation with interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Hyde Park United Church would be gratefully acknowledged.
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