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Shirley Sturk

Shirley Sturk

Born In: Morristown
Born: December 2nd, 1930

Passed in: Middleton, Canada
Passed on: January 20th, 2014

STURK (Tupper), Shirley Elaine - died peacefully on January 20th, 2014, in the Soldier’s Memorial Hospital, Middleton, encircled by her loving family. Born in Morristown, Kings Co., on December 2, 1930, she was the daughter of Durward and Helen (Haines) Tupper. Shirley was well-known for her resourcefulness and high energy. She worked steadfastly on the family mixed farm with her husband, Edmund. Whether it was baking bread, making pickles, hauling hay, picking apples, milking cows, soothing babies, making clothes or repairing just about anything, Shirley could handle any task with ease. She was an active life-long member of the Morristown Baptist Church. Her church activities included being a church deacon, member of the Women’s Missionary Society, Superintendent of the Sunday school and teaching Sunday school classes for countless years. Through the years Shirley played hostess to hundreds of Farm & Country Vacationers and B&B guests as well as numerous boarders. She was a good cook and was well known for her ability to feed a crowd. No one ever went away hungry from Shirley’s table and she never showed up empty-handed at someone’s door. She was an active member of the Morristown Mountain Peakers Seniors Club and could often be found organizing parties for local seniors. Shirley enjoyed off-colour jokes and telling stories and was never shy to stand up and speak at any function. She loved music and even in her 80s was kicking up her heels on the dance floor. Shirley loved to travel and went on many extensive trips in recent years including a family Alaskan cruise, a girls trip with her daughters to Turkey, a Danube river cruise in April and a month-long bus trip to California in September. She was very proud of her extensive family. Shirley will be deeply missed by her six children, Stephen (Andrea), Oakville, Ont.; Ronald (Susan), Brampton, Ont.; Eric (Claudette), Berwick; Janet (Stephen) Saunders, Weston; Lorraine (Greg) Keith, Dartmouth; Cynthia (Paul) Joudrey, Quispamsis, N.B.; as well as her two brothers, John (Elaine), Three Hills, Alta; Neil (Vilma), Aylesford; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces & nephews. Besides her parents, Shirley was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Edmund Belford Sturk; brother, Elwood Tupper; grandson, Anthony Saunders. Visitation was held from 7-9 p.m., Friday, January 24, in the Morristown Community Centre, 10 Prospect Rd., Morristown. Funeral service took place at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 25, at the Morristown Baptist Church, 6557 Aylesford Rd., Morristown. Pastor Chad Clements officiated, with a reception following the funeral in the Morristown Community Centre. Burial in the Morristown Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Morristown Baptist Church, the Valley Hospice Foundation, or charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., toll free 1 (855) 825-3448. On-line guest book may be signed by visiting: www.middletonfuneralhome.com

 

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