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 - of Fredericton, born May 8, 1929, died peacefully at home May 23, 2019. Shirley, the eldest of 3, was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Lester (d. 2014), parents Roland and Elva Shaw, brother Robert, and brother-in-law Lawrence Rynax. Shirley is lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her children Cynthia, Ken and his wife Jayne Glenn, Jennifer, Elizabeth and her husband Frederick McElman; sister Eleanor Rynax; grandchildren Aron (Ann Sophie), Colin, Lindsay (Sean Peppard), Andrew (Natasha); great grandchildren Oskar, Max, Stella, Elaina, Sophia, Tyson, and Farrah; Sloat family members Harry and wife Judy, Mavis (Bowman), Joan, Glen and wife Glenna, and Osborne; devoted friends Audrey and Vincent Kelly, Jim Goltz, and Tom Smith.

Throughout her life, Shirley was a registered nurse, business woman, volunteer, caregiver, and avid card player with long-time bridge partner, Marg Fletcher. Mom was a dedicated naturalist and conservationist, and most especially, an extraordinary mother and friend.

Shirley’s family is deeply appreciative of the kind and gentle care provided by Extra Mural, Dr. MacDonald, Dr. Hickey, and the wonderful caregivers who treated Mom with such respect and dignity. She grew very fond of you all.

Visitation will be held at McAdam’s Funeral Home on Friday, May 31 from 4-6 p.m. Online condolences may be made at A family service will be held at the interment at a later date. For anyone who wishes, donations to Hospice House ( or the Nature Trust of New Brunswick ( would be greatly appreciated.

Friday, May 31, 2019
Visitation Time
4-6 p.m.
Visitation Location
McAdam's Funeral Home

Requested Charity
Hospice House or the Nature Trust of New Brunswick