HART, Shirley (nee Lauzon)

Published August 12, 2022

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HART, Shirley (nee Lauzon)

September 11, 1948 – December 18, 2019

Shirley succumbed to the cancer she thought she had beat. She died peacefully at home with family.

Shirley was a loving wife to Dave for 49 years.

Wonderful mother to Kyla and Wendy (Earl Close).

Devoted “Nan” to Jacob and bonus grandma-type to Ben Mabo and Chris, Sam and Henry Close.

Pre-deceased by her parents Norman and Viola Lauzon (nee Lalonde) and her sister Betty (late Roger Branchaud), brother James and sister-in-law Sandy (nee Hart, late Bill Illingworth).

Greatly missed by siblings Norma (late Raymond Tessier), Gerald (Lorraine), Sheila (John Hearne), Wilfred (late Veronica), Bernie (Carole), Verna (late Jimmy Warden), Nancy (Barry Maloney) and Rene (Linda). Along with brother-in-laws Tim Hart (Beth), Chris Hart and Mike Hart (Beata).  An enormous extended family of nieces/nephews and cousins are also mourning her loss.

Born and raised in South Glengarry, Ontario, Shirley was the first in her family to pursue post secondary education, graduating from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, class of 1969.

She married Dave in 1970 and moved to Montreal, in 1979 they relocated to Mississauga where she lived until her death.

She made friends everywhere along the way, staying in touch with friends and neighbours and nursing colleagues for decades after moving away from them. Most of her career was spent in the cardiac specialty, leading to many jokes about Nurse Hart of cardiology.

When not working or on one of many trips back “home” to see family or attend the annual nursing school reunion, Shirley could be found at a bridge game or on the golf course. Community was important as well and she was still a part of the “newcomers” group 40 years after moving to Mississauga, along with being an active Kinette with the Kin Club, where she gained another huge social group. A party never really felt like it started until Shirley got there and she was the heart and soul of her family, both immediate and extended.

On Saturday August 20, 2022 at 11:00am, her ashes will be interred at Precious Blood Catholic Church, Glen Walter (18318 County Road 2, Cornwall ON K6H 5R5), following which everyone is invited to Shirley’s Celebration of Life party at the farm of Verna Warden (18993 Glen Road, Williamstown ON K0C 2J0).