Shirley Ann Quinlan

March 11, 1936August 22, 2019

Shirley passed away peacefully in her sleep at Hospice Cornwall on Thursday August 22, 2019. She was 83. Born in 1936 in Belleville, Ontario, Shirley is predeceased by her parents John and Mildred MacDonald. She leaves her loving husband of 32 years, John Quinlan. Her greatest joys were her children Patrick Maddin (Judie), Pam Baker (Gary), John Maddin, and Michael Maddin (Heidi). She was a devoted step-mom to Anna (Steve), Katie(Jason)and Jackie (Graham) . She proudly watched all of her grandchildren grow. Cole, Wade, Ryan, Brook-Lynn, Blaze, Bailey-Jane, Bethany, Brynn and Gwen were her treasures. She was Great-Nana to Mila. Shirley spent much of her life travelling and living in different army and airforce bases from the Yukon, Nova Scotia, France, and back to Ontario. She began her career as a part-time clerk at Sears, and retired as the Eastern Canada Representative for women’s fashion accessories and cosmetics. She was a member and Past President of the local Pilot Club International. Friends will be received at the M. John Sullivan Funeral Home, 341 Pitt Street (across from city hall) Cornwall on Wednesday, August 28th from 7-9pm. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society Would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be left at


  • Visitation - Cornwall Wednesday, August 28, 2019


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Ted Hutchins

September 4, 2019

Pam and Family. Very sorry for your loss. Ted

Elaine Hellyer

August 27, 2019

Pam, Gary and family,
I was very saddened to hear of the loss of your mom, Pam. No matter how "expected" or how prepared we think we are the passing of a loved one still causes great pain and sadness. I'm sure all the good memories you have of your mom, the experiences you shared and the valuable advice she shared [through word or action] will stay with you and do homage to her life.
God bless.

Louise Fitzmaurice

August 24, 2019

I remember Shirley as such a strong ,intelligent woman . She will be missed dearly by her daughter Pam ,one of my dear friends. Rip Shirley.