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Shirley Clements


Shirley Clements
Clements, Shirley was Promoted to Glory, while surrounded by her loving family at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Saturday, April 27th, 2019. Shirley was a Soldier in the Salvation Army and loved her “Lord” dearly. Shirley was the devoted wife and best friend to Ron for 63 years. She is also survived by her much loved sons Ron and David and their wives Brenda and Lorie whom she loved as daughters. Also, left to mourn their Nanna, are her cherished grandchildren Kaitlin, Zachary and his fiancé Kayla, and Emma and her husband Sam Saberniak of Colorado. Shirley is also survived and will be missed by her sister Margaret and her husband Dr. Robert Handfield and family. She will be missed by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Richard and Catherine Atkinson and her two special uncles Allan and John. Shirley was born in Glace Bay, Cape Breton on October 11, 1935. She moved with her family to Galt in the early 50’s where she taught at Lincoln Avenue Public School before leaving to raise her family. As her boys grew older and were in school, she decided to work part-time at Sears order office on Main Street and McGills Jewelers and also as a supply teacher. Shirley suffered ill health most of her adult life and especially the last ten years or so. Her strong faith was always evident and she always smiled and replied “Oh I’m Fine” when asked how she was, even when most times she wasn’t. In lieu of flowers memorial donations as expressions of sympathy may be made to the Salvation Army, Canadian Diabetes or Toronto Sick Kids Hospital and may be done by visiting the Corbett Funeral Home website,, or calling the funeral home at 519-740-0669. In keeping with Shirley’s wishes cremation and a private family interment has taken place.
Should you go first and I remain,
One thing I’d have you do;
Walk slowly down that long, long path,
For soon I’ll follow you.
I’ll want to know each step you take
That I may walk the same,
For some day down that long,
long road
You’ll hear me call your name.
Taken from “Should You Go First”
By A.K. Roswell
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