Shirley May Strachan

22 February , 19482 February , 2019

Shirley May Strachan (nee Taylor) Shirley May Strachan, late of Coronach, passed away on February 2, 2019 at Assiniboia Union Hospital, at the age of 70 years. Predeceased by her parents, Aylmer and Maatje Taylor; her twin sister Sharon and husband Hugh Kradovill. Shirley will be lovingly remembered by her husband Ross, children Eric (Sheri) Strachan and Theresa Hicks; grandchildren Jazmin (Andrew) Tjeltveit, Dillon Strachan (Megan Hansen) and their mother Marlene McNaughton; Jessie (Yana) Hicks, Cole Hicks, Alex Hicks and their father Dennis Hicks; great-grandchildren Blade and Steel Hicks, and Rowyn Tjeltveit; brothers and sisters Aylmer (Doris) Taylor, Dianne (Rick) Wallin, Pat (Scot) Johnson, Wendy (Blair) Busch, Larry Taylor (Sherrill Taylor); and numerous nieces and nephews. Shirley and her twin sister were born in Osage on February 22, 1948. She grew up in Creelman where her parents farmed until 1960 when they moved to the big city of Weyburn. Shirley and Ross met on a blind date set up by Ross’ brother Earl in 1964 and were married the following year. Shirley and Ross spent the better part of their working careers operating the Red and White/Lucky Dollar grocery store in Coronach where they raised their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. In her spare time, she was an avid curler and curling coach. Shirley loved to cook, bake, garden, and loved to dote on her grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 2:00pm at Coronach Community Hall. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in her memory to Shirley’s favourite charity, The Salvation Army. Arrangements entrusted to Ross Funeral Service, Assiniboia, SK


  • Celebration of Life Friday, 8 February , 2019

Shirley May Strachan

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Jim & Goldie Lindenbach

11 February 2019

Ross & Family, we are shocked and saddened to hear of Shirley's passing! Although we have not been in contact for several years, we still have very fond memories of our times together in the early days when we were starting our families. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. The years have gone by, but Shirley and you have always been in our thoughts!

Linda Braun (Carnegie)

7 February 2019

Sending heartfelt sympathy to the Strachan and Taylor families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Viola Carnegie and family

Joan Cameron

6 February 2019

Sending heartfelt Sympathy and Hugs to Ross, Eric, Theresa and Families.
Shirley was my neighbour, employer and friend in the late 80’s. Remembering her as a feisty, hardworking, loving little woman... I used to call her “Mighty Mite.” We had many in-store conversations on child rearing, female problems, family, town happenings ....and of course the practical jokes that Ross was forever pulling off on one of the staff members, Shirley included. We had so much fun.
Remembering Shirley with Love and great Respect; You left an imprint on my heart!!
Joan Cameron
Remembering and sending sympathy also:
Wayne Cameron, Greg Cameron , Nancy (Cameron) & Darren Skinner

Chad Taylor

5 February 2019

Dear Strachan & Taylor families,

Our heartfelt condolences for the loss of Aunty Shirley. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Chad, Anoushka & Kavika Taylor

Susan Scharf (Clarkson)

5 February 2019

Shirley and Ross were my next-door neighbours in Coronach, for a few years. They were both quietly kind and helpful to me, and to my very young family, when life became complicated and we needed to move away. Shirley’s kindness was gently done. It allowed me to maintain some sorely-needed dignity, and the practical help that was given was invaluable. Deepest condolences to the family from Sue Scharf (Clarkson) .I am forever grateful.