COOMBER, Shirley Gwendolyne Passed away peacefully at the Queensway Carleton Hospital (Ottawa) on Monday, January 8, 2018 at the age of 90. Shirley was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on August 22, 1927. Child of late Mabel Jones (nee Weatherill) and Horace Jones (Winnipeg). Predeceased by her older brother Clayton Jones. Beloved wife and best friend of the late Harry Coomber for 58 years. Loving mother to Gary (predeceased) & former wife Roberta, Mark (Ottawa), Judy Nixon & husband Tom (Hadashville MB), and Dave & wife Mary (Ottawa). Caring grandmother to Bob & wife Amie, Eric, Angela, Steven, Kevin, Bradley, Annie and Michael. Also a proud great-grandmother of Kadie, Ryan, Terra, Mackenzie, Abbey, Jack, Ben, and Layla. Those who knew her well, knew that her true passion in life was contributing to the community. She spent many hours working within the United Church, UCW, Meals on Wheels, and was a dedicated member of The Eastern Star. Shirley enjoyed amateur radio (VE3IIS) and was active as a member and instructor in the Sun Parlour Amateur Radio Club. With a life-long interest in camping she was a member of the Leamington Loafers Trailer Club. The family would like to thank the loving staff at Stonehaven Manor and the Queensway Carleton Hospital. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, Barrhaven Chapel, 3000 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa (613-823-4747) on Saturday January 13, 2018 from 3:30 - 4:30pm. A funeral service to celebrate Shirley’s life will follow in the chapel. Reverend Fred Milnes officiating. Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Windsor. April 14, 2018 at 2:00pm. 1805 Hwy. #3, Oldcastle, Ontario. (519-969-5320). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Friends may send condolences at www.kellyfh.ca .
To All The Family of Shirley Coomber. My sympathy to you all on your loss. I am secretary of the Order of the Eastern Star in Leamington and received letters from your Mother many times. Always wishing the Chapter the very best throughout the years. Although she was in Kanata she still wanted to be remembered to the members. As an expression of sympathy, our Chapter is making a donation to the Worthy Grand Matron's project - Wounded Warriors Canada in your Mother's name. Love shares the burden of our heart, With tenderness and care, Beseeches us to carry on, When grief is hard to bear. Sincerely, Rosemary Roadhouse, Secretary - Imperial Chapter No. 21, O. E. S.