Shirley Breidon

October 26, 1925January 5, 2021

Shirley Breidon (nee Smith) passed away peacefully in Calgary, Alberta on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at the age of 95 years.

Shirley is survived by daughters Maureen Podperyhora (John deceased) and Sue Loeffler (Mike), both of Calgary, and son Peter (Laura) of Mississauga, as well as her beloved grandchildren, Jennifer (Andrew), Jason (Colleen), Ken (Amanda), Jeff (Jess), Kathy (Scott), Lisa (Jason), and Matthew (Liz) and 9 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Harold.

Shirley grew up in Verdun, Quebec and was very involved with St. John the Divine Church as well as The Douglas Hospital. Her summers were spent at Gratten Lake in the Laurentians. Shirley and Harold loved Gratten Lake so much they retired there in 1984. They moved to Calgary in 1998 where they made many new friends. Shirley was a long time member of Rivers Edge Golf Club and was also a very active member of the seniors group at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church.


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Andrew Richard

January 11, 2021

Many of my summers were spent up at Gratten Lake and so many of those memories included Breidon's house and Shirley out on the porch. From heading to the spring for water, heading to the elephant tree, or down to the sand dunes I'd pass their white and black house. So many memories from Gratten Lake, Rawdon Golf Club, and here in Calgary at Mo's house! Rest in peace Shirley, although I'm sure Harold has a few people to introduce you to on the other side.

Meghan MacMillan

January 6, 2021

Shirley's memory will always put a smile on my face. I remember spending time in the Breidon yard as a kid at Gratton Lake many years ago and then having the good fortune to see her when I came to Calgary over the years. She was a lovely lady, always genuine and fun to spend time with. My sincere condolences to the whole family.