July 1937 to December 30th 2007
Shirley Marie Mackie (nee Dawson) died on Sunday December 30th 2007 in Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 70 years. She had bravely fought a long and courageous 12-year battle with cancer. Shirley leaves to grieve, her loving family, husband of 48 years Murray, sons: Ian (Debbie) of Brandon Manitoba, Bryan (Cheryl) and Dean of Chilliwack, grandchildren Jason, Matthew, Michael, Cassandra, and Allyn. She was predeceased by both parents – her mother Edina Daisy Dawson only 9 weeks previously. Shirley lived her life to the full – devoted to her husband and family, she was foremost a homemaker. As time allowed, she pursued her many interests such as photography, cross-stitch, bridge, cooking, bowling, and wine-making – the latter something she loved to do with Murray. The family requests no flowers, but welcome donations to the BC Breast Cancer Society. A Celebration of Shirley’s Life will be held on Saturday, January 12th 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Henderson’s Funeral Home – 45901 Victoria Avenue, Chilliwack, B.C.