Shirley Joan McCormack Anderson

August 29, 1936August 14, 2013

ANDERSON, Shirley Joan –

At Hospice Niagara in St. Catharines, on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 in her 77th year, surrounded by her devoted family. Remembered by her loving husband Al of 56 years, her daughters Lynn (Brian) Unger and Lori (Al) Marsh. Cherished grandmother of Jeff (Katie) Unger, Katelyn (Scott) Dennison and her great-grandson, the apple of her eye, Jackson Jeffery Unger. Predeceased by her beloved son Lee Anderson in 1992. Sister of Jim and Gord McCormack, sister in law of Les Anderson and their families. Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Best friend and cousin of Colleen Schinkel.

Shirley was employed with Sears for 25 years and had regular luncheons with the girls she worked with. She was an avid golfer who spent most of her winters with Al in Hawaii golfing. She had a passion for gardening, reading and discovering her family heritage by traveling to Scotland. She spent her last few months at Hospice Niagara, deeply cared for by the amazing staff and volunteers.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 75 Church Street, St. Catharines (905-684-6346). A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the chapel. Cremation will follow with interment at a later date in Victoria Lawn Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations made to Hospice Niagara or The Canadian Juvenile Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. On-line tributes may be made at


  • Afternoon Visitation Sunday, August 18, 2013
  • Evening Visitation Sunday, August 18, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 19, 2013

Shirley Joan McCormack Anderson

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August 21, 2013

Al and family:

Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. May you find peace and comfort in the memories that you will always have to share with each other or in quiet reflection.

Ian Blakely

August 20, 2013

Hi Lynn and Brian and all of the family, We are sorry to hear about the passing of a very special person in your life. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Jake and Alice

August 17, 2013

August 17, 2013

Karen and Jake Fokkens

August 16, 2013

Gord and family, thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Jori Warren

August 16, 2013

I have watch you all walk this road. I admire the strength and devotion you all showed her. The time you had will always be remembered and no one can touch that, as I said to you Lori, you know her better now than you ever did and are so lucky for that. It is a testimony to your mom to see how devoted you all were. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you have been for so long. May she now rest in peace, free from the pain. Love and hugs to you all! xox Earl & Jori Warren

August 16, 2013

Visiting Shirley at Hospice was to be with her peace and see her surrounded by the love of her family. She was a work mate and a neighbour and I knew her family was the center of her life. With Al, Lynn , Lori I will miss her and I am grateful for her friendship.?
Jan DeMars

Helen Dixon

August 16, 2013

I worked with Shirley for years at Sears then we retired but we still got together as a group of 5 then 6 for luncheons every now and then. Shirley was always ready and happy to go to these luncheons (good times). We will certainly miss her. My sincere condolences to the family.

Michael Hayes

August 16, 2013

Though I never met Shirley, I have the pleasure of knowing and working with her daugther Lori and she is as kind, caring and wonderful a person as anyone could ever be. Lori's strength of character is a glowinmg tribute to and a legacy in memory of her beloved mother. Our sincere sympathies are extended to Lori, her father, sister and all family members as they mourn the passing of Shirley Joan. God bless you all.

Michael Hayes and Mary Swales

lynn unger

August 16, 2013