Shirley (Lea) Elizabeth Marie Haw

August 25, 1931 - June 7, 2020

Funeral Details: To Be Held at a Later Date

HAW, Shirley (Lea) Elizabeth Marie

25 August 1931 - 7 June 2020

Shirley Haw passed away on Sunday, 7 June 2020 in Barrie, Ontario in her 89th year.

Predeceased by husband John Haw and sister Lena Hoskin.

Loving mother to Sherry (Alex), Bruce (Susan) and Barry (Karen).  Proud grandmother of Andrew, Aimee, Adam, Randy, Amanda, Christian, Jennifer and Vanessa.   Joyful great-grandmother of Madisyn, Tyler, Owen, Zoey, Jubilea, Noah, Kailyn and Connor.

Loved sister of Sandra Wilson (Alan) of Windsor.

Shirley was a kind and caring woman who particularly loved nature and animals.  She and husband John were long-time members and enjoyed service and fellowship in the Army Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada, Owl’s Club, Unit 306, Toronto.

Special thanks to the Staff and Residents of The Waterford, Windsong Wing, where Shirley enjoyed the last six years of her long and very full life.

Cremation has taken place and the family will host a Celebration of Life at a later date.


8 Condolences
  • Alan & Sandra Wilson
    Posted on: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Reply

    So grateful for all the good times we had together. Fond memories of our visits to the cottage and the two of us canoeing on the lake. You were weary and tired and now you are at peace. You will always be in our thoughts.
    Love from your sister and your brother-in-law Alan

  • Wendy Wilson
    Posted on: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Reply

    Thinking of Barry, Karen and Vanessa Hutchison, who have always been the most amazing loving and caring family members of Shirley. I am sorry I don’t know other family members, but my thoughts are with you all at this time. I hope peace is the new order of the day for Shirley in her transition. My condolences, hugs and empathy for all of you.

  • Fred Dickson
    Posted on: Thursday, June 11, 2020 Reply

    Our condolences to you Barry on the loss of your mother. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her . Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Karen and Vanessa and all your family at this time .
    With love , Fred, Bernie and family.

  • Jodi Napper-Campbell
    Posted on: Thursday, June 11, 2020 Reply

    The Waterford Barrie sends our deepest condolences for your loss. We are certainly going to miss Lea. We just wanted to share a poem with the family:

    Our Memories Build A Special Bridge
    By Emily Matthews

    Our memories build a special bridge
    When loved ones have to part
    To help us feel we’re with them still
    And soothe a grieving heart.
    They span the years and warm our lives
    Preserving ties that bind;
    Our memories build a special bridge
    And bring us peace of mind.

    We are thinking of you and hoping your memories of Lea will warm and comfort your hearts.

  • Inger Swizinski
    Posted on: Friday, June 12, 2020 Reply

    I was so sorry to hear about Shirley passing. She was a second Mom to me (often better than my own). She would include me in family vacations and encouraged me to try things that frightened or overwhelmed me. She was also such a wonderful listener and was a great Nana to my children as well. Although I hadn’t seen her since she moved North I will never forget her and the wonderful advice she gave to me over the years. Sherry my heart is breaking with you and your entire family at this difficult time.

    Love to you all,

  • Lara & Grant
    Posted on: Friday, June 12, 2020 Reply

    Bruce, Susan – we are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Lara & Grant

  • Stefan and Santina Salij & Family
    Posted on: Saturday, June 13, 2020 Reply

    A mother’s exemplary love lives forever in our heart and memories. Sherry, Bruce, Barry, Karen, Vanessa we were so sorry to hear of your loss. A parent’s passing is very difficult but Shirley left a legacy in you and your children so you have each other to lean on and take comfort from.
    With deepest sympathy, Stefan and Santina Salij and Family.

  • Joan and Aliko
    Posted on: Monday, June 15, 2020 Reply

    Barry, Karen and Vanessa
    Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort as you remember Shirley.

    With deepest sympathy
    Joan, Aliko, Tumpe and Lusako

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