December 28th, 1942 - February 26th, 2019
On Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Shirley Louise Rempel of Hardisty, Alberta, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away at the age of 76 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Shirley was born December 28, 1942 in Langley, BC to Ben and Meta Rempel. In 1963 Shirley married Donald Edward Block.
Shirley had a creative side to her and became a very good seamstress. She began by making clothes for her children, and this grew into her providing evening sewing classes at the Daysland High School. This led to Shirley opening her own clothing store on main street in Daysland aptly named Shirley’s.
Shirley also enjoyed travel. Among her favourite vacation spots were the beaches of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and Osoyoos, BC. She also enjoyed visiting Great Falls, Montana.
Shirley is survived by her children, Michael Owens (Colleen), Frank Block (Carmyn), Rhonda Johnson (Kevin); grandchildren, Camille Roney (Morgan), Michael Crane (Mariah), Haiden Block, Jordan and Cianna Johnson, Murray Owens; great-grandson, Grayson Roney; along with brother, Cecil Rempel (Jeannette); sisters, Doreen Sheuer (Harry) and June Stuart, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her father, Ben; mother, Meta; husband, Don; companion, Robert Goossen; son, Merle; brother, Bruce; and sisters, Susan and Evelyn.
At Shirley’s request there will be no funeral service. If you so desire, please feel free to make any donations to the United Church, 4940 - 50 Street Box 35 Hardisty, Alberta Canada T0B 1V0.
To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Shirley please visit www.choicememorial.com. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Choice Memorial Cremation & Funeral Services (403) 277-7343.