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Shirley Marie Duggan

Shirley Marie Duggan passed away on November 12th, 2015 at the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre with family by her side. Born March 2, 1929 in Ebenezer, Saskatchewan; Shirley was predeceased by her parents William and Margaret Barrett, her loving husband Robert in 1992, three brothers (Bill, John and Gerald) and two sisters Bernice Hainstock, and Louise McCaffrey. Shirley and Bob moved to Ponoka in 1972 from their farm in Melville, Saskatchewan raising her children and working at the local Auction Market and Jones Agencies, kept life busy and interesting. Shirley and Bob retired to Candle Lake, Saskatchewan in 1984. They built their beautiful log home creating many memories with visiting family, summer stays by grandchildren and many cherished friends. Urged by her family to move closer to them, Shirley moved back to Ponoka. Spending her last 4 years residing at Legacy Place, she continued to be very active initiating card games, driving herself to visit family and friends and many social outings. Shirley was a wonderful caring daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. As a talented crafter, Shirley’s beautiful paintings hang on the walls of many loved ones and her meticulously sewn quilts tuck family in each night with as much love as one could possibly impart. Family was of absolute importance to Shirley. Shirley will be greatly missed by her son Timothy Duggan (Marsha) of Lacombe, AB; her daughter Katheleen Bishop (Rick) of Morningside, AB; her four grandchildren Nathan (Lisa), Becky (Keith) Mellissa (Ryan), Shayla; great grandchildren Reagan, Avery and Carson; sister Anais Rosin (Yorkton, SK); brother Arthur Barrett (Jenny) (Dalemead, AB); and many nieces and nephews. A private Memorial Tea will be held at the Candle Lake Community Church on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. for close friends and family. To celebrate Shirley's life, in lieu of flowers, donations in remembrance may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. To express condolences to Shirley’s family, please visit

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