1937 - 2019
Sadly, on August 26, 2019, Shirley Margaret Marud passed away at the age of 82 years.
Shirley was born in 1937 to Stanley and Clara Tomporowski. Her early years were spent on the family farm in the Holbein area. Shirley attended Holbein School for all but the last year of her schooling when the school closed. Shirly left school in grade 9 to pursue work at Harold and Freda Twigge’s Service Station and Store.
Shirley was very active in sports, softball being her favourite. As Shirley and her best friend Velma grew up together, you would see them playing various sports and attending parties together. It was at one of these parties that Shirley met Ted. After an appropriate courtship, Ted and Shirley married on October 1, 1960.
Ted and Shirley did not waste time starting a family. Their first, Gordon, was born in 1961, and their second, Robert, in 1962, followed by their sister, Debbie, in 1963. While Ted was away at work in Prince Albert, Shirley was very busy raising the children, looking after a huge garden, tending to the cattle, pigs, and chickens, and was no stranger to hard work on the farm.
As the children got older, they became involved in sports. Shirley was either coaching the ball team or keeping score for every game. During the winter months, you could find Shirley at the rink working the canteen, taking gate admissions, or selling 50/50 tickets.
For all her married life, gardening, farming, and her flower beds were her passion and she enjoyed these activities until her health forced her to move to Shellbrook 12 years ago. Once she got settled in and adjusted to “town life” she was able to relax and enjoy the retired life.
Town life gave Shirley an opportunity to socialize regularly, coffee with friends, card games and bingo, and a weekly supper date with her friend Shirley Philips. When not socializing or spending time with family, Shirley loved watching sports on TV, her favourite being the Toronto Blue Jays
Shirley will be remembered for her smile and laugh, sense of humor, and being a bit of a devil. She will be missed by all who loved her.
Shirley is survived by her husband, Ted Marud; children, Gordon Marud (Virginia Kasner) and children, Corey (Dena) Kasner and their children, Ethan & Rayna, Carey (Logan) Sexsmith and children, Stockton & Hudson, David (Mallissa) Kasner and children, Aaron (Mandy) and their children, Lukas, Lux & Lexy, Jared (Megan), Calli (Marshal); Robert “Bob” Marud; Debbie (Dwight) Rudolph and their son, Michael; siblings, Kathleen Utley, and John (Yvonne) Tomporowski; brothers-in-law, Ed Marud and Fred Marud; sister-in-law, Angie Smibert; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives
Shirley is predeceased by her parents, Stan & Clara Tomporowski; brother, William Tomporowski; parents-in-law, Mike & Johanna Marud; brothers-in-law, George Utley and Adam Marud; sisters-in-law, Marie Marud, Vi Marud, and Katherine Tomporowski.
There was a Memorial Service for Shirley held on Saturday, August 31, 2019, at 2:00 pm from St. Agatha's RC Church with Father Phong Tran as Celebrant.
In lieu of tributes, memorial donations may be made in memory of Shirley to either the Shellbrook & Districts Health Services Foundation or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Beau "Lac" Funeral Home, Tammy Smart & Samantha Cheal, Directors, Shellbrook, SK 306-747-2828.