Shirley (Byers) Garami

February 3, 1933July 4, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Shirley Garami (nee Byers), on July 4, 2019, at the age of 86. A pianist and piano teacher, Shirley obtained her Bachelor's of Music from the Eastman School of Music. Some of her happiest moments were playing piano in chamber music ensembles, for a ballet school, and for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kirkland, QC, where she was a cherished member. In latter years her needs were well looked after by members of her church and her lifelong friends. Shirley loved to travel, especially with her children and grandchildren. Adored mother of Anthony (Gloria Garami), Diana (Paul Tunstall), and Pamela. She is survived by her 7 grandchildren: Christopher, Andrew, Amanda, Robert, Karen, Elizabeth, and Benjamin. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur Garami, accomplished violist and professor. The family will receive condolences on Saturday, July 13 starting at 10 a.m., at the Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home (222 Autoroute 20, Pointe- Claire QC, H9S-3X6). A funeral service will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the West Island Palliative Care would be greatly appreciated.


  • Visitation Saturday, July 13, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 13, 2019


Shirley (Byers) Garami

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Carmen Ponce

July 9, 2019

Sister Garami was a sweet and wonderful lady!

You’ll missed but I know our Heavenly Father is so happy having you close to him.

Love ❤️