JA Snow Funeral Home

339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS


Shirley Anne Whitman

28 marzo , 19488 junio , 2019

WHITMAN, Shirley Anne

Age 71 of Halifax, passed away June 8, 2019 at the Victoria General Hospital. Born in Halifax, She was the daughter of Gerald and Verna Wood.

Shirley was a high school cheerleader and basketball player, volunteer with brownies, Sunday school, various softball teams (kept score). She worked as a medical secretary for many years. Graduate of Halifax West and Maritime Secretarial School. Her hobbies were travelling, camping, and gardening. She enjoyed the outdoors, spending time at the family cottage in Queensland, and attending sporting events including softball.

Her priority was her family. She loved gatherings, especially at Christmas time – Nobody loved Christmas more than Shirley did. Shirley was survived by her husband, Ray Whitman, Daughters; Jennifer Anne Whitman (Chris), Shelly Whitman (Ben), Shauna Siscoe (Mark), Son; Jeffrey Whitman (Elizabeth), Sister; Marguerite Hill (Alfred), Brother; Harry Wood (Sandra); 8 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by Gerald and Verna Wood (Parents) and brother Emerson Wood (died in infancy).

Visitation will be held in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 6-9 pm with a funeral service the following day, also in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, June 13, 2019, at 10:00 am. Rev. Jim Anderson officiating. A general reception of coffee and tea will be held directly afterwards for all in attendance.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors of the Victoria General ICU for their excellent care.


  • Visitation miércoles, 12 junio , 2019
  • Funeral Service jueves, 13 junio , 2019
  • Reception jueves, 13 junio , 2019


Shirley Anne Whitman


Robert (Bob) Sandoz

13 junio , 2019

I have many wonderful memories of Shirley and her family. The youngest of the Wood children, we all grew up together and Shirley was always a quiet and caring person. My sincere condolences go out to her family, her sister and brother.

Jane Shapland

12 junio , 2019

To Jenn & family, so very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Cherish all of the wonderful memories of your Mom. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Jane Shapland

Jacqueline Scott

12 junio , 2019

Ray and family,
Although I only knew Shirley for a short period of time she became very special to me. I loved her wit, her sense of humour, her smile and the way she said what she thought. There was and always will be a special place in my heart for Shirley. She had such a deep love for her family that was beautiful. I am sending you all love and positive energy through this difficult time.

Peter MacDonald

12 junio , 2019

Ray, Jennifer and family,
We were so sorry to read of the passing of Shirley. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this most difficult time. May your fond loving memories sustain you at this time of sorrow. Peter and Cindy

Sheila Thompson

12 junio , 2019

Jeffrey I'm so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Shirley

Sandra Heft

10 junio , 2019

My deepest sympathy Ray, on the loss of your devoted wife of many years.

Mary Hebb

10 junio , 2019

Marguerite, my thoughts and prayers are with you at the loss of your sister.

Vicky Rizk

10 junio , 2019

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. May she Rest In Peace 🙏🙏🙏🙏

Rick Plato

10 junio , 2019

Ray and family, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers as you endeavor to cope with the loss of Shirley.
My deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy at the loss of your wife, your mother and someone of whom I hope you will
remember nothing but pleasant memories and feelings. Rick and Andrea Plato

Eleanor MacDonald

10 junio , 2019

David and I are so very sorry to learn of Shirley's death. She was a remarkable woman and I know that the love and thoughts of your friends will comfort you during these difficult times.
David and Eleanor MacDonald