Shirley Lewis

Obituary of Shirley Selina Lewis

It is with profound sadness that the family of Shirley Lewis announce her passing on May 15, 2024, at the age of 92. Shirley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, GG, sister, aunt, and friend. Shirley was born in Ingonish, Cape Breton to Purvis and Letitia (Brewer) Stockley in 1932. She grew up in Ingonish and worked at the Keltic Lodge until leaving for Toronto to explore new possibilities. It was there she met Albert Lewis and they married and started their family. Soon after, the lure of Cape Breton called them home and they made the move in 1961. Mom was lovingly devoted to caring for her family. She was a natural caregiver, a role she embraced for Dad for 3 years until his death in 2020. Mom was very independent and was able to remain in her home with the assistance of family and friends. Cathy and Clifford, whom she loved and appreciated, would drive all over Cape Breton, chatting and reminiscing, always stopping 'for a bite'. Shirley had a sharp wit and a dry sense of humour and could 'shoot a look' that stated it all. To say 'the best things come in small packages' would be her. Although small in stature, she lived life like a giant. She loved fiercely, laughed often, and gave of herself always. Most of all, Mom loved spending time with her family and was so proud of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved them all dearly. Cherished in life and lovingly remembered by her son, Randy Lewis (Sherri), daughter, Wendy Sue Wagner (Brian); grandchildren, Courtney Campbell (David), Brandon Lewis (Mallory), Brittni Lewis, Drew Wagner (Jenna); great grandchildren, Kinley and Kye Campbell and Talula Lewis, nieces, nephews, and friends.       Besides her parents, Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Albert, brothers, Clifford, Wesley, Tom, and sister, Hattie Rutledge. Mom was saddened to lose her childhood friend, Floss, only a month ago. Graveside service to take place in Hardwood Hill Cemetery in September. Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting     
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