By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 14, 2015.
AYERS, Robena Shirley (nee Lowe)
January 21, 1932 â€“ Austin, Manitoba
December 9, 2015 â€“ Calgary, Alberta
We sadly announce the death of our mother Shirley on December 9, 2015 at the age of 83.
Born on the family farm near Austin, Manitoba, Shirley excelled at academics and was eventually awarded a scholarship to attend the University of Manitoba where she studied Science (Class of 1953). While at U of M, Shirley met an aspiring medical student, Thomas Ayers. They married in 1954 and began a nomadic life together that lasted 50 years. After university Shirley taught briefly then became a lab technician for the Canadian Red Cross. Later, she was a farmer, beekeeper and bookkeeper. Shirley was a firm believer in giving back to her community through volunteerism. She was also an avid supporter of the Arts.
Shirley leaves behind her children Gordon (Deb), Catherine (Len), Christopher (Sarah) and Leslie as well as seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and three sisters Ella Jedel, Phyllis Leslie and Barbara Lowe. She was predeceased by her husband Tom and infant son Douglas, parents, and brothers.
A Celebration of Shirleyâ€™s Life will be held at a later date. Forward condolences through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Shirley Ayers, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.
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1929 – 2015
Mary Wall of Lethbridge, Alberta, beloved wife of the late George C. Wall, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Chinook Regional Hospital on December 9, 2015 at the age of 86 years.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 8:00pm, on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street S. Lethbridge.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am, on Monday, December 14, 2015 at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2315-17th Street, Coaldale, AB, with Pastor Lil Thompson and George Klassen officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Maryâ€™s name to the MCC Alberta. Cheques may be mailed to MCC Alberta, 210, 2946 â€“ 32 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta, T1Y 6J7.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.