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28 Caithness St. E.
Caledonia, ON N3W1B7
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Shirley Dowling

Shirley Doreen Dowling (Rawding)

Thursday April 7, 1932 - Friday May 24, 2019
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DOWLING, Shirley Doreen
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother Shirley Dowling, in her 88th year, at the Hamilton General on Friday May 24th with her four children and two sisters at her side. Shirley passed peacefully from this world to join so many loved ones who have gone before her. Her beloved husband Bernard was at the gates of heaven to greet her. Remaining behind to cherish her memory and celebrate her life are her children Wade (Karen) Donna (Carl) Terry (Laura) Lori Anne (Stephen). Her grandchildren Brent, Jeremy, Ashley & Robb Castelo, Lucas Walker (Carly), Eric (Heather), Jenna (Patrick). Great grandchildren Nathan & Brynnley Castelo who lit up her life. Her siblings predeceased sister Marie, brothers Kendall, Leon, Glenn. Surviving brothers and sisters Herman (Georgina) Arlene (Allison) Jeanette (Hector) Eldon (Suzanne) Velda (Ronnie). Mom leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews and friends especially Lorene (Pudge) Don & Joan and her card playing buddies who all held a special place in her heart. Shirley will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. Mom made her family the center of her universe. Please join us in celebrating her wonderful life. Visitation will take place at Miller Funeral Chapel at 28 Caithness Street E. in Caledonia from 5 to 8 pm on Tuesday May 28th. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Parish on Wednesday May 29th at 11 am at 107 Orkney St E Caledonia. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Children's Wish Foundation or charity of your choice. Words cannot express our gratitude for the expert compassionate care our mother received at the Hamilton General Emergency and ICU East. Our mom put up a good fight. Thank you to her home care team who took excellent care of her. Special thanks and love to our Aunt's Jeanette Oickle and Velda Forrest who flew in from Nova Scotia to be by their sister's side and support us through this heart-breaking time.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday May 28, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday May 28, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Miller Funeral Chapel - Caledonia
    28 Caithness St.
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  • Service

    Wednesday May 29, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday May 29, 2019 11:00am
    St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church
    107 Orkney E.
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  • Interment

    St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery
    Lanark St.
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Lorrie Burke

Posted at 08:54pm
So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother and Grandmother...she was a great lady, and I will miss her sense of humour. I enjoyed making her look pretty when she came to get her hair deepest sympathies to all of her family.
Lorrie Harcourt & Family

Karen Wall

Posted at 02:04am
As friends of Lori Ann & Stephen we wish to send our condolences to Shirleys family as a whole. I had occasion to speak to Shirley by phone within the last year and we have met most of Lori's siblings when they visited B.C. It's a difficult time for you all; just know that friends in the west are thinking of you all at this time of loss. Karen & Bill Wall

Cathy Lawry

Posted at 11:43am
Wade and Family,

So sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved mom Shirley. Thinking of you during this difficult time and hope that your many happy memories provide you some comfort.

Deepest Sympathy,
Cathy Lawry

Cheryl and Keith Pretty

Posted at 09:56pm
Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your wonderful memories give you peace and comfort. Shirley was a wonderful lady and will be forever missed by all who were fortunate enough to know and love her.

Carla Jones-jaic

Posted at 04:03pm
Sending my deepest condolences to all of you in the loss of your mother, she was always very kind to me Carla Jones-Jaic

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