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Obituary for Shirley Grace Isnor

Shirley Grace Isnor

The family of Shirley Isnor is sad to announce her passing on March 8, 2022, in Melville Lodge, Halifax, at
the age of 91. Shirley was born in Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia on January 21, 1931 to Mabel (Manuel)
and Borden Shatford. Shirley will be remembered for the great love and devotion she had for her family:
the love of her life, her husband Maurice, and her daughters, Wendy and Heather. Besides being a
fabulous cook and diligent homemaker, Shirley created beautiful needlecraft work and knitted clothing.
She was an absolute whiz with numbers, grew food every summer and taught her daughters much of
what she knew. Prior to having children, she attended Maritime Business College and worked as a
secretary in Halifax. Shirley was an ace bowler. She loved playing cards and shooting Crokinole checkers
so hard she sometimes broke the posts. Shirley loved to dance and always accompanied Maurice on his
many musical outings. Shirley enjoyed berry picking and going out to dine on fish cakes and beans.
Shirley’s smile lit up the room, right up until the very end. So many people loved her. Shirley is survived
by her beloved husband of 66 years, Maurice, and her daughters, Wendy (Harry Passfield) of Indian
Harbour, and Heather (Terry) Schnare of Indian Harbour. Shirley is also survived by sisters-in-law Evelyn
Shatford (Indian Harbour) and Sylvia Green (BC), and several nieces and nephews. Shirley is
predeceased by her parents, by special member of the family Albert (Ab) Morash, by her beloved
brother Robert, and her infant sister Thelma. We will all miss her wonderful sense of humour, her joyful
get-up-and-go energy, and her deep caring ways. We thank all the staff and residents of Melville Lodge
for their great care, love and support for Shirley and for us. You became a second family. Cremation has
taken place. A service will be held 11am Tuesday, March 29 in the Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, Upper Tantallon. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society or the SPCA. To truly honour Shirley’s memory, please live your life to the fullest, be
joyful and be kind.