Ross Funeral Service

123 4th Avenue East, Assiniboia, SK


Shirley Engstrom

August 12, 1929January 7, 2020

Shirley Engstrom (nee Alexander) Shirley passed away peacefully on January 7, 2020 at Ross Payant Nursing Home at 90 years of age. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon, granddaughter Julia, daughter Kris, sons-in-law Jim Cosh and Des Browning. Siblings: David (Elsie) Alexander, Esther, Wes (Phyllis), Morley (Betty), Robert. She is survived by her three children Vic (Leslie) of Assiniboia, Janice (Larry) Hilderman of Wolseley, Betty Anne Cosh of Okotoks, brother John (Judy) Alexander of Saskatoon, 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Shirley was born August 12, 1929, on the road to Avonlea, SK. After schooling at Crystal Hill, Wheatstone, Moose Jaw and high school in Assiniboia, Shirley met Gordon the love of her life. They were married April 14, 1950 and started life on the farm. She raised chickens, milked cows and always had a huge garden. She was an accomplished cook, seamstress and quilter. Shirley was active in her church Emmanuel and then Messiah Lutheran Church, and a dedicated member of the ELW and LFC. In 1986 they moved to a new house in Assiniboia, spending time with friends and family, visiting the housebound and hospitalized and she continued sewing and quilting. Funeral Service was held January 11, 2020 at Messiah Lutheran Church, Assiniboia, SK, with Pastor Doug Miner officiating, scripture readers were Zach Shenher, Joel Hilderman and Melanie Robinson, tribute was given by Leslie Engstrom and Clint Engstrom, music ministry provided by Messiah Gospel Bank. Pallbearers were Shirley’s grandsons: Zach Shenher, Clint Engstrom, Joel Hilderman, Luc Hilderman, Dan Robinson and Tyler Cosh. Interment followed at Emmanuel Prairie Gardens, Congress, SK. Arrangements entrusted to Ross Funeral Service, Assiniboia, SK.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 11, 2020


Shirley Engstrom

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Glenn and Lise Roszell

January 11, 2020

Sincere sympathies to the Engstrom families. Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time. 🙏❤️

Millie Bakke

January 11, 2020

My condolences to all the Engstrom families.Shirley will be missed.My memory is of the Polka Dots and their Dits!The wives played games while the guys practised.Wonderful memories!Remember all the good times.She is with Gordon now and will be happy.

Tannis Sewell

January 11, 2020

So sorry to hear about Shirley. She is at peace now. Our sympathy to all the family.
Tannis & Jack

Curt and Marilyn Martindale

January 10, 2020

Our sincerest condolences to the Engstrom families. She will be missed. Marilyn and Curt

Claire & Dianne Liefso

January 10, 2020

What a lovely pic of a lovely lady. She was such a kind, caring person who we will remember with fondness. Our sincere sympathy to her family on your loss..

Ken & Claire Schuweiler

January 9, 2020

Sorry for your loss. Our prayers to all her family.