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It is with deep sadness that the family of Shirley Alice McCormack announces her sudden, yet peaceful passing at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, on Monday, August 31st, 2020. Age 82 years.

Shirley was the heart of her family. She was strongly dedicated and compassionate towards all those she loved. Shirley was an avid gardener and an amazing cook; she also loved music and animals. Her biggest pride was her children and their strong bond with her and each other. Shirley will be greatly missed by all those that had the honour of knowing her.

Predeceased by her beloved husband John (1981). Devoted mother of Barbara (Kerry Taylor), Catherine, John (Joanne), Carolyn, Beverly (Barry Bell), and Susan (Robert DiGiacomantonio). Daughter of the late Jack and Mary Emlaw. Dear sister of Howard Emlaw and the late Dorothy Craig. Loving Gramma/Gran/Grandmother/Nanny/Nan to Peter, Brayden, Stephanie, Jennifer, Natalie, Jason, Nichole, Kaitlyn, Hayden, Gracie, Casey, Greyson, and Franco. Dear Great Grandmother/Nanny of Jasper, Hailey, Riley, Dorothy, Henry, Emmett, Orval, Gus, Quentyn, Chloe, Cody, Novalee, Olivia, Emma, Jacob, and Benjamin.

Visitation and Funeral Service will be held in the Logan Memorial Chapel followed by interment at Fairholme Cemetery. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all those wishing to attend the visitation and/or funeral service are asked to e-mail [email protected]

In lieu of flowers, donations to The Friends (social services organization in Parry Sound) would be greatly appreciated (


my Mother, my best friend, my hero, I will miss you beyond words. I love you to the moon and back Mom.
Until we meet again, Rest in Peace my beautiful Mother.


Our sincerest condolences to all the family. I had the honor and privilege to meet your lovely mother Shirley when I visited with my twin sister Evelyn so long ago. She was a real gem and how kind she was to us being our first time at age 16 off the Island. Uncle John Joe and Shirley treated us like their own. May you all hug each other closer and know that our love and prayers are with you too. You were so blessed to have such beautiful parents. They left their smile and goodness in each one of you and other beautiful traits. Peace and love. Cousin Mary, Jim and family. xo

-Mary Doyle (MacGillivray)

Our deepest condolences in the passing of your Mom(Grandmother). She was a lovely lady.
Praying for you all.
D'Arcy and Rose

-D'Arcy and Rose Bailey

To barbie Kathy Bev John Carolyn and Susan. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and all your families. It is a tremendous loss to you all. Your mother was a sweet gentle loving soul. She will be missed dearly for sure. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad time. ❤

-Margaret Williams (MacEachern)

Barb, Susan and families.
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother.
Sending our deepest condolences.

-Don and Eileen Kennedy

Sending our love ,hugs ,and sincerest Sympathies to ALL of Shirley's children, grandchildren,great grandchildren,& spouses I personally met Shirley in 1973 , I remember her as a very kind lady ..Cherish your memories 💖🎶🎻🎸Love Pauline and James ( John Joe's godson )

-James & Pauline Peters

To all of Shirley's family. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She was such a kind and pleasant lady. Her family was #1 to her. I have never seen so many family photographs hung on the walls with so much pride. She will be missed tremendously.

-Janet McEwen

Barb and family, our deepest condolences your mom was an awesome lady, our thoughts and prayers are with you
Dan and Cindy Vankoughnett

-Dan and Cindy vankoughnett

Shirley was one of the kindest souls. I loved our time together. She will be missed by so many. My prayers are with the family at this time.
Christine Reekie and family and staff

-Christine Reekie

My heart goes out to all of the McCormack family. Shirley was the sweetest most wonderful woman I have come to know. I was so blessed to have met her and proud to call her "Mom". All of her family is in my thoughts and prayers. God now has another angel.

Kim Orr

-Kim Orr

Mrs McCormack had that special light ,
That I had the wonderful chance to feel .
The very first time I had the honour of meeting her with , thanks to her Awesome Daughter Catherine.
She was a beautiful soul that I will never forget ,
Much love and Admiration
Nancy Scale

-Nancy Scale

To the McCormack family: I never met your Mom while I was out and about without receiving her beautiful smile. My last memory of her will be of her and Bev giggling together in the store as they went to work on a project. My sincere condolences to all of you.

-Susan Johnson