70, Lake Killarney, Cumberland Co., passed away peacefully in All Saints Springhill Hospital, Nova Scotia, Thursday June 26, 2008, with her family and friends by her side and Nelson holding her hand. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Charles C. and Mildred A. (DeBaie) Barrett.
Shirley attended the Church of The Nazarine in Oxford, Nova Scotia and was very much involved with the Salvation Army in her younger years in Nova Scotia, and later in establishing its presence in both Campbell River (Legion building) and Courtenay in the early 1970's. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She moved to Campbell River with Nelson in 1960, where they resided for 29 years raising five children, before returning to Nova Scotia to retire. During her years in Campbell River she served as President of the local Canadian Diabetes Association, was involved with TOPS, active in league bowling, and enjoyed lending a hand to various other community fund raising events. She provided encouragement and support for the participation of her children and other young people in soccer, baseball, hockey, boxing and other sporting events. She was a member of the Sunrise Seniors Club in Shinimicas, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia.
Surviving are her husband of 52 years Nelson, and sons Carl Wood (Stella) Nanaimo BC; Rick Wood (Susan) Prince George BC; Stephen Wood (Ileana) Surrey BC; Gary Wood (Darcey) Campbell River BC; and Michael Wood (Susan) Campbell River BC. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren; sister, Ruth Brown (Danny) Campbell River BC; brothers, Bill Barrett (Janice) London Ont; John Barrett (Carol Ann) Campbell River BC; Robert Barrett (Sandra) Springhill Nova Scotia, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Shirley was predeceased by her sisters Doris Wood, Marion Canning, Jean Smith and brother James Barrett who was killed in action in Italy in 1942.
Our dear partner, Mom and friend now rests in peace.
Interment takes place in the Shinimicas United Church Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice.
On-line condolences may be sent to allenfuneralhome@eastlink.