MacINNIS, Shirley Margaret (nee MacDonald) – In loving memory of Shirley MacInnis, who passed away on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019, at the age of 80 years. She was the cherished wife of Hughie MacInnis (predeceased). Shirley was the oldest daughter of Wesley and Jennie (Matchett) MacDonald (both predeceased). She is survived by her siblings Jean Walker (Vincent) of Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia, Faye Murchie (John), Art (Keda), Jim (predeceased), Bob (Mary), Paula (Herbie predeceased) all of Miramichi, New Brunswick, and dear sister in law to Mary-Ann Stewart (James) of Massachusetts, John of Nova Scotia, Jay (predeceased) of Oklahoma, Donald Joseph (predeceased) and Peggy (Yves) of Val Caron. Born in Silikers, New Brunswick, Shirley aspired to help people and had a long career as a registered nurse. She married Hughie in 1961, and together they raised their 4 children: John of Alberta, Mary-Lee of Sudbury, Donald (friend Shawndra), and Lori (husband George) both of Garson. She is survived by 9 grandchildren: John Wesley (Kristina), Cherra (Cory), Alexander, Stephanie, Baylee, Conner, Daytton, Cathryn, Caela, and great granddaughter Gabriella. Special aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.
Shirley was a kind and gentle soul who’s caring, compassion and generosity was reflected in every facet of her life as a: loving wife, ideal mother, dedicated sister, friend and neighbour, and adoring grandmother. Shirley was always available for her family and friends with a beautiful smile and helping hand. Friends were invited into their home and were welcomed as family. Laughter could always be heard coming from their home during Sunday dinner where family and friends were treated to a great meal she prepared.
Shirley also devoted many hours to volunteer duties. She spent countless hours helping where needed with the Church, playgrounds, and the Cape Breton Club of Sudbury. It was her calling in life to serve others and make everyone feel they were special and welcome. That was her gift to the world: to be humble and kind. Despite her diminutive stature, Shirley was a force to be reckoned with! Her smile was infectious, and her wishes simple.
No words can express the gratitude the family has for the exceptional care and compassion provided by Drs. Moe and Monique St. Martin. We would also like to thank the nursing staff at Pioneer Manor, Cedar section, for their kindness over the years where she had many good friends including Skip and the “Golden Girls”. As she wished, there will be no service, but a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Simple Wishes. Donations can be made to the charity of your choice.