Mackay, Shirley Joan (Stehr)
Shirley Joan Mackay was born January 1, 1940 in New Westminster, BC. On November 9, 2015, with her family by her side, she passed away peacefully to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. She fought a tough but short battle with ALS.
Shirley is predeceased by her parents, Carl and Helen Stehr and survived by her brother Harvey of Kelowna, BC.
She is survived by her husband Edward and two children, son Mark (Diane) and daughter Bonnie (Wayne), and two beautiful grandchildren, Hailey and Jonathan Vaughan.
Shirley grew up in Calgary, Alberta where she met and married her high school sweetheart, Edward John Mackay on November 4, 1961.
Shirley lived in the United States, Victoria and Abbotsford. She moved with her husband to Ladysmith, BC in 2002 to be near her grandchildren. She made many wonderful memories of sharing her artistic skills, playing dress-up and Barbies, teaching how to bake, reading bedtime stories, and sharing her love, laughter and joy of Jesus with her grandchildren. “They were like her own little kids”.
She loved the ladies in her church bible study, who were an inspiration in her walk with the Lord. She had a very loving and caring heart that showed the love of Jesus to people in her life.
Shirley will be sadly missed by those she touched, but we have the hope of Jesus to see her again.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Bethel Pentecostal Church, 1140 – 4th Avenue, Ladysmith, BC. In lieu of flowers we ask for donation to be made to the ALS Society of BC, 1233-133451 Commerce Parkway, Richmond, BC, V6V 2X7