It is with sadness that we must announce the passing of Shirley Alice Beal, age 87, of Riverview, formerly of Sackville, NB. Shirley passed away peacefully at the Moncton Hospital on Sunday, March 19, 2017.
Born in Sackville, she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Margaret (Hopkins) Burke.
Shirley was very active in church activities, teaching Sunday School and Pioneer Girls. For 10 years later in life she worked as a caregiver at the Drew Nursing Home. She was a friend to everyone and loved to help. For many years she has worked hard crocheting bookmarks to fund raise and support Lisa DeGrace, a missionary in the Ukraine who supports children and street people.
She will be dearly missed by her daughter Ramona "Monie" Hicks (Colin Phillips) of Moncton, grandson Shawn Hicks (Allyson Smith), Ottawa; 3 great grandsons Simon, Martin and Oliver; In-laws Gordon (Barb), Robert, Austin (Gloria), Alta Wry, Donna Sullivan, all of Sackville; several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Gerald in 1999, sister Ella; brother Phillip.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge St., Sackville, NB (506-364-1300) where visiting hours will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 2 to 4 pm. The funeral service for Shirley will be held at Jones Funeral Home, on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2 pm. Burial will take place in the Sackville Cemetery in the Spring.
Those wishing to make a donation in Shirley's memory may do so to Missionary Lisa DeGrace by contributing at the Funeral Home, the Friends of the Moncton Hospital, or a charity of your choice.
Condolences and sharing of memories may be sent to the family by visiting Shirley's online memorial through the Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page or by visiting www.jonesfuneralhome.ca