1938 – 2015
Mrs. Shirley Joan Walls of Red Deer passed away, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, at the Red Deer Hospice on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at the age of 77 years. Shirley was born on September 28, 1938 at Granby, Quebec to Hugh and Violet Collins. After numerous stops across the country due to her father’s work with the Military, they finally ended up in Edmonton when he retired. Shirley met the love of her life, Donald Walls, and they were married for over fifty-eight years before her passing. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband, Don; her children, Neil (Kim) Walls, Cheryl Walls all of Red Deer, Scott (Patricia) Walls of Lethbridge, Alberta; her dear seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren which brought her such joy. Shirley will also be lovingly remembered by her sister, Kathryn Cameron of Stellarton, Nova Scotia as well as her many friends. She was predeceased by her mother, Violet Collins in 1982, and her father, Hugh Collins in 2002. A Celebration of Shirley’s Life will be held at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, Alberta on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. If desired, Memorial Donations in Shirley’s honor may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice at www.reddeerhospice.ca.
This is truly a very special place and no words could describe the support that Shirley and her family received in her days spent there. Thank you to all the staff and Dr. Hulyk; you are truly very special people and won’t be forgotten. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com
Arrangements in care of PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM
6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.