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Shirley A. Margeson


Shirley A. Margeson

Shirley Ann Margeson passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at The Moncton Hospital, at the age of 89.   Born in Saint John, NB she was the daughter of the late Ronald and Alice (O’Malley) Dykeman.

She was a retired registered nurse and a member of St. Paul’s United Church.

Affectionately known as WB, Whirley Bird or Whirley Shirley, this mother of three nursed, sailed, camped, golfed, embroidered, sewed and loved theatre (Stagedoor 56). An avid reader and lifelong learner, she fancied a healthy political discussion, with a spirited sense of humour…but could never remember a punch line!

Music was a big part of our family growing up. She would dance whenever there was a reason, or not, and she would belt out Broadway musicals all afternoon with her grandkids. 

Mom would talk to everyone she met... and eventually find out they were related. And, she maintained a constant vigil for clothing sales. Bought lots. Took most back. But mostly loved exaggerating the price savings!

So many stories! So many laughs! Sixty-five wonderful years in Riverview enjoying long and true friendships and marvelous neighbours.

Chick, Buck and Boo will hold dear, the memory and experiences of a life well lived, …Whirley Shirley will live within us forever!

She will be dearly missed by her children; Ann (Tim), Ken (Phyllis) and Ron (Pam), 6 gorgeous grandchildren, Jessica, Chris, Michael, Alyssa, Stephanie, Bradley, exceptional great-grandchildren Blaire, Tucker, as well as, several nieces and nephews and sisters-in-laws.  Aside from her parents, she was predeceased by husband Ken (2003), sister Betty and brothers Bill, Ron, Bob, David, & Earl, as well as dear friend, Thurman Shockley.

Respecting Shirley’s wishes, cremation has taken place at Cobb’s Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Road, Riverview (869-2007).  Due to the current Covid 19 restrictions, a service to celebrate her life will take place at a later date. 

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Requested Charity
Friends of the Moncton Hospital Foundation