April 5, 1942-August 17, 2018
Passed away peacefully at the age of 76 while at Health Sciences North, Sudbury, ON on August 17, 2018. Shirley has been reunited with her beloved husband and love of her life Gordon Raymond Knox, who predeceased her in 2009. She’ll be forever missed by her loving daughters Bonnie Knox (Edward Spooner), Debbie Amyotte (Scott), Karen Norquay and Kathy Fortin (Troy). Cherished grandma to Bradley (Amanda), Logan, Courtney, Kimberly (Jacob), Austin, Nathan, Dylan and Kayla and great grandma to Scarlett and Anna. Survived by siblings Rita Charette, Cecile Brassard and Ernie Gravelle as well as brothers in law Roy Knox and Barry Knox. She leaves a host of family members, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbours. Shirley was predeceased by siblings Noella Lemay, Theresa Beaudoin and Bobby Gravelle.
Shirley was an avid Toronto Maple Leaf and Blue Jay fan. She loved her scratch tickets and enjoyed caring for her flowers. She was always there for her family and friends. She had a big heart, putting others before herself until the very end. She was a special lady to many and her smile could light up a room. She will be forever missed by all who knew her. Until we meet again, we take comfort in knowing she is watching over her family and friends.
The family would like to thank the nurses and the doctors for their amazing care. Their kindness and compassion towards Shirley was outstanding and very much appreciated by her daughters.
If desired, the family gratefully appreciates and accepts donations in Shirley Knox’s memory to North Shore Health Network Foundation, Blind River Site.
A memorial service will be held at Menard Funeral Home (72 Lakeside Ave) Blind River, on Saturday, August 25, 2018 starting at 1pm with service to begin at 2pm. Father Ignatius Xavier officiating. Following the service, the family invites you to join them at Shirley’s home for a come and go luncheon and time of sharing. Cremation has taken place, burial to follow at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Menard Funeral Home.