Shirley Anne Cunningham

Shirley Anne Cunningham


Shirley was born September 20, 1934 in Alvarado, Texas. She married Donald Will Cunningham in 1957 and they had two children; Will and Anna. She then came to Canada with her family and homesteaded in McBride, BC. Shirley lived there for 49 years, and spent her last years in Golden, BC with her son Will. Knowing she was loved by many, Shirley passed away peacefully on June 12, 2013, at Golden and District Hospital. She is survived by her son Will, her daughter Anna, her sister Bettie and brother Bill. Also her grandchildren Brad, Sarah, Jenny, Jacob and Sam and her great-grandchildren Danica, Kamryn and Damien. Predeceased to Shirley was her husband Donald in 2007. Shirley was a strong woman and touched the lives of many. For all those who knew her and loved her, please take heart from the following:

She never bitched and never cried

Though she lived in chronic pain

Now we have to say goodbye,

but know she’s right as rain

No more gasping, no more hurting,

No more oxygen line

She left her body in this world

Knowing we’d be fine

So dry your eyes and wipe your nose

Stop shedding all those tears

If she could stand all that she stood,

We shoudl ahve no fears

She no longer hurts, no longer gasps

no longer needs drugs to breathe

And all she wants for all of us

Is that we shall live in peace

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