Shirley Mae Matthews

24 March, 19367 October, 2020

Matthews, Shirley Mae-84, of Halifax passed away on October 7, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s. Shirley was born March 24, 1936 to the late Clifford and Margaret (Sharpe) Short. Her retirement from the Sear’s Catalogue Department allowed her to spend many summers camping at the South Mountain Campground. She was an active member of the Spryfield Salvation Army Corps and volunteered as a Brownie Leader. She loved to sing in the church and was a long-time pianist for the Corps. Her true passion was her sewing and knitting. She was a seamstress to her friends, family, community and church. She spent countless hours knitting hats and finger puppets for the IWK NICU. She was recognized by the IWK for her contributions over the years. Shirley will also be remembered for making the best biscuits and graham wafer pie. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Amiel; four children, Stephen (Marilyn), Wanda, Debbie (Chevie Publicover), and Heather (Kim Smith); seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. The family would like to extend their thanks to the VON and Northwood Homecare for their care and compassion. Visitation will be held on Tuesday October 13, 2020 from 10:00am-12:00pm in Cruikshank’s Halifax Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street. A private interment will follow. To view or place an online message of condolence please visit

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Elaine Nepjuk (nee Sharpe)

15 October 2020

On behalf of the surviving children of Shirley's Uncle Charlie Sharpe (cousins Kathleen, Charlene, Ed and Elaine) I wish to extend our sincere sympathy to the family on Shirley's passing. Her kind acts to her community will be missed. Revelation 21:4 "And God shall wipe every tear from their eyes; there shall be an end to death, and to mourning and crying and pain."

Evelyn LeBlanc

13 October 2020

My dearest friend Debbie,

Words cannot express how sorry I am over the loss of your mom. May you find peace and comfort knowing that she is resting peacefully.

To your family - my deepest condolences over the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother.

Thinking of you all....

Evelyn LeBlanc

Donna Goyetche

11 October 2020

Dear Wanda, Debbie, Heather & Families,

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. I remember Shirley from the Armdale Corps and 5th Armdale Brownies and Guides. It was always so easy to plan Brownie and Guide functions with her. Her smile is the image I most remember.

May your cherished memories grant you peace at this difficult time and may God's love provide comfort now and always.

With sincere sympathy,
Donna Goyetche

Sandra Pace

10 October 2020

Dear Heather;
I was sad to see your Mom’s passing, but happy she is now
finished her suffering and is with her God who she served so well on earth. I will never forget her kind and loving ways and believe she is now at peace.
My condolences to you as her very loving and kind daughter who will miss her dearly, but who
served her so well.
To all your family, may she Rest In Peace.


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