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Shirley Marie Williams
October 9, 1930 - February 28, 2017
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<div itemprop="description">Shirley Marie (Fraser) Williams <br> <br>October 9, 1930- February 28, 2017 <br> <br>On February 28th with her daughter Gail at her side, Shirley passed away at the VG hospital in Halifax. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Nelson and Agnes (Brown) Fraser. <br>Shirley grew up in the city of Halifax which she loved. She attended Mrs. Murphy’s Business College and unlike many women of her generation was a career girl. She began her career at the Pathology lab in Halifax and went on to a series of interesting jobs at Ferry Aviation, The Dartmouth Training Centre and eventually retired from the Canadian Coast Guard. <br> <br>Shirley married Ron in 1951 and they became an inseparable pair. Together they enjoyed travelling to visit with their children, family and friends, spending time at their cottage at Cavendish Beach in Prince Edward Island and wintering in Florida after retirement. She was an avid gardener and also enjoyed other artistic endeavors such as oil painting and knitting and she loved to shop….for everyone! Above all she loved nature and beauty which she found all around her in the people and places she was close to. She had a wonderful sense of humour, enjoyed any excuse to laugh, and was gracious in all that she did. <br> <br>Shirley is survived by daughter Gail Murdock and her husband Stewart, her daughter in-law Valerie Williams, grandchildren Craig Williams and Lindsay Duke and great-grandchildren Jaxson, McKinlee, Wyatt, Josie and Waylon. Also survived by her sister Diane Cormier and brother Barry (Anita) Fraser. She is also remembered by many nieces and nephews with a special mention of “the Rushtons”, Dennis, Donnie, David and Dale and their families with whom she was very close. <br> <br>Shirley was sadly predeceased by her husband, Ronald, son, Brian, grandson Harrison Murdock and brother Ron. <br> <br>The family would like to thank Dr. John Banks and his staff at the Dartmouth Medical Centre, the Palliative Care Team, the VON and the staff on the Palliative Care Unit in Halifax. Also special thanks to Anne Louise (Moriarity) and Scott Taylor, Kay and Blair Dyer and her “Waterview Condominium family” for all of their love and support. <br> <br>Visitation will be held at the Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral in celebration of the life of Shirley will take place on Wednesday, March 8th at 11:00 am at Christ Church, 50 Wentworth Street, with a reception to follow. Donations may be made in her honour to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Association or another charity of your choice.</div>