Shirley June Ferris

June 8, 1928January 9, 2021

Peacefully passed away on January 9, 2021 at the Juravinski Hospital in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her husband Frederick. Loving mother of Cathy (Mike) Campbell. Beloved grandmother of Jay. Predeceased by her sisters Pat and Alma. Dear aunt of Jay (Marg) Leather, Lynne (Dave) Creba and Julie Mann (Cal). Great-aunt of Joel and Neil Leather and family and Hannah Creba (Jenny). Shirley will be missed by extended family and many friends. Special thank you to the staff at the Juravinski Hospital, ER and ICU and her family Dr. Edwin Lee and staff. As per Shirley's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no service. Online tributes and condolences may be made at


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Mary McCracken

January 17, 2021

Mrs. Ferris was always very friendly whenever we met. She was a longtime neighbour on west 4th street. She would wave when we walked by. In the later years she always had a warm smile and we were always happy to have a little chat. Thank you Cathy for taking such good care of your mother. Her spirit will live on in the hearts of those who knew her. Cherish your happy memories and be comforted by them. Hugs to you all. Mary and Grant McCracken

Michael Campbell

January 16, 2021

Time spent "at the cottage" was valuable. It was nice to enjoy a summer day on the front deck. The days were even better when Aunt Pat could share in the summer breezes. From my point of view it was a "two for" when I did some remodeling that Cathy enjoyed - because Shirley enjoyed it just as much to see her excited. Hence, twice the satisfaction for me ! She was as good a mother-in-law as anyone could hope for. Mike

Jay, Margaret, Joel, Neil, Adena Leather

January 14, 2021

Aunt Shirl was quite a lady – one of those exceptional people that instantly comforts your soul and holds a warm place in your heart from that point on.

This humble and self-assured lady was well known for her big welcoming smile, massive bear hugs, sage advice, pride in her family and whole-hearted enthusiasm for a good meal at the Mandarin on James Street.

The “Calvin” sisters were central to her extended family. A lifetime of holidays, suppers, visits, phone calls and vacations helped define the traditions and memories of the family for the better part of a century. This picture – taken in 2009 – used the occasion of “Sister Pats” 60th wedding anniversary to bring the entire Clan together from across the country – what a great afternoon – one of those warm and comfortable days of building the kinds of family memories that stay with you through the rest of your life. Aunt Shirl was a massive part of making that day a giant success.

Thanks Aunt Shirl – thanks so much for just being you – thanks for the blessing of having had you in our lives.

Cathy, Mike and Jay - we are so deeply sorry for your loss and hope you can take comfort in so many of your own memories and in knowing how much she meant to others.

Brian Saunders

January 12, 2021

So sorry Cathy, Mike and Jay. Your Mom was such a lovely Lady. I will miss her dearly. I remember the visits I had with your Mom and Dad when I would drop by to see you and you were not home. They would insist I come in for a visit.
Brian and Lois