Shirley Eileen RothOctober 30, 2017
Shirley Eileen Roth, late of Radville, SK passed away October 30, 2017 at the age of 84 years.
Shirley was predeceased by her betrothed Ray Dietrich.
Shirley is survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law: Allan & Myrna Roth, Winston Roth & Marg Phenix; her beloved nieces and nephews: Laura Lee & Rick Claffey, Terry & Laurette Roth, Ron & Marie Roth, Roxanne & Ken Appell, Tanya & Barry Reed, Mark Roth & Brenda Proctor, Bonnie & Doug Simpson; as well as several great and great-great nieces and nephews.
Born August 28, 1933, in Ceylon, SK, Shirley was the second child and only daughter of Wilfred and Edna Roth. Except for a brief time in Alberta, Shirley spent almost her entire life in Radville. She relocated to Bengough Twilight Home in 2016. Shirley enjoyed her time at Bengough, referring to the staff there as her “new family.” As her health deteriorated, Shirley returned home and died on Monday, October 30, 2017 at the Radville Hospital
We cannot thank enough the staffs of both Bengough and Radville Hospital for the compassionate care and many kindnesses extended to Shirley and all her family members.
Shirley began her working career at the R.M. office in Ceylon, She was then employed by the Radville School Division as assistant to the secretary-treasurer. After a career that spanned 47 years, Shirley was so much more than her job title. She was a highly skilled colleague and a highly treasured friend to all.
As the sign to Radville says, Shirley was a proud prairie person. She was especially fond of her home town. There were few, if any, community events she didn’t support, either in person or with her purse, and, more often than not, with both. Individuals and organizations throughout the area will miss her presence and her generosity. So, too, will her family.
They say that happiness shared is happiness doubled. And grief shared is grief halved. Thank you all for sharing both with us today.
A Service of Remembrance for Shirley was held Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. from Radville United Church, Radville, SK with Reverend Sun-Do Hyun officiating. Lunch followed at Radville United Church Hall, Radville, SK. Interment will be held at a later date in Laurier Cemetery, Radville, SK.
For family and friends so wishing, charitable donations in memory of Shirley, may be made to the Radville United Church, Box 445, Radville, SK, S0C 2G0 or the Marian Health Centre, Box 310, Radville, SK, S0C 2G0 or the Bengough Twilight Home Auxiliary, Box 437, Bengough, SK, S0C 0K0.