SHIRLEY IRENE WICKSTROM

SHIRLEY IRENE WICKSTROM

WICKSTROM – SHIRLEY IRENE

On October 14, 2013 in Kelowna, Shirley Irene Wickstrom passed away with family at her side at the age of 86. Born July 5, 1927 in Clandeboye Manitoba, she was the youngest of six daughters born to Elizabeth McBain and Walter Sutherland. Music was a mainstay in the Sutherland home, served with generous portions of love and laughter. Shirley came to Fort Frances, Ontario in 1947, when she married John R. Stewart. Together they raised their children (Laurie, Sherry, and Wendi) on their farm in Crozier. Shirley was a teacher and the first principal of Alberton Central School. After John’s death in 1974, Shirley married Ken Wickstrom, and their adventures took them to Kelowna, BC. Ken predeceased Shirley in 2008. Shirley was an active participant in her community: a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and choir director at Knox Untied Church, Fort Frances. She shared her passion for music with her children, many school choirs, friends and family. She could always be found at the piano. Shirley is survived by her children, Laurie Stewart (Lorraine), Sherry Moran (Tim), Wendi Stewart (David), step-children Judy Donnelly (David) and Bruce Wickstrom (Betty), fifteen grandchildren,Travis,Keri,Aimee,Samantha,Laurie,Thea,Dawn,Michelle,Barbara,Kendra,Nicole, Adam, Jamie, Brian, Steven, and ten great grandchildren. She will be dearly missed, but she is free at last from the confines of Alzheimer’s disease. A Celebration of Life will be held in Shirley’s honour, at a later date in Fort Frances, at a time when her family can gather together. An announcement will be made prior to the Celebration of her life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com, clicking on stories and typing in Shirley Wickstrom. Arrangement entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299


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