Schaffner (nee Widdifield), Shirley S.


1936 - 2022

In loving memory of Shirley Sarah Schaffner who passed away on November 11, 2022 at Trillium Villa Long Term Care Home in Sarnia.

Shirley was born in Englehart, December 28th,  1936 to the late Robert and Florence (Dolly) Widdifield.

Shirley was predeceased by her husband Anton (Tony); her parents Dolly and Bob; her brothers Barry, Dean, Roger, Dale and her sister Elizabeth (Betty).

She is survived by her daughters Cynthia (Vince (d)) Tassone, Sheree (Steve) Sullivan and Deborah Dunbar; her son Darrell (Michelle) Schaffner; her grandchildren Michael Tassone, Jason (Heather) Tassone, Stefanie Sullivan, Abbygale Schaffner and her great grandchildren Anthony, Paul and Daniella Tassone. Shirley will also be missed by her brothers Brian (Crystal), Terry (Elaine), Mike (Brandy), Lee Widdifield and her sisters Margaret (Joe) Poulin, Kelly (John) Schaffner, Kathy (Bob) McLean, Darlene Brennan, Sandra (Steve) Dier as well as Debbie Widdifield.

The family will welcome friends at McDonald Funeral Home (46 4th Avenue, Englehart , ON P0J 1P0) on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 2:00 – 4:00 & 7:00 – 9:00 pm Mass of Christian will be held at Holy Trinity Church, Englehart on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 11:00 am with Father Justin officiating. Burial will follow at the Englehart Cemetery, weather permitting.

Donations in Shirley's memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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6 messages received

Shirley’s family

I am sorry to here of your loss. Shirley was such a lovely lady. She always had a smile and was so welcoming during her many years at the bank.

Pat Cousineau, November 15, 2022

The Schaffner Family

I’m so sorry for your loss. Shirley always welcomed me with open arms, and a good laugh with every visit. My cousin Lisa and I have so many wonderful memories.
I’m sending you all my love and condolences.

Julie Amato, November 15, 2022

The Schaffner Family

Our sincere sympathies on your loss of a wonderful woman. May Shirley Rest In Peace and may you all be given strength during this difficult time. Blessings!

Claude and Anne Bougie, November 15, 2022

Cynthia Tassone

So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I have very fond memories of her and the times I spent at your house back in our teen years. Her friendly and helpful service at the bank was always appreciated and is fondly remembered.
My condolences to you, Sheree, Debbie and families.
May precious memories see you through this difficult time.

Anna McGonigal, November 15, 2022

Cindy,Sherree,Deborah, Darrell and family

We have many memories of your mom, gramma, sister, friend. She was such a wonderful lady. We shared a few laughs over the years. She will be missed by all who knew her. Sincere sympathy and hugs.

Deb Milks, November 16, 2022

The Schaffner Family

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. My condolences to all the family at this time. The most important think I have to say about Shirley, (in my life), is the fact that Shirley told me who to call when I was new to Englehart and my television quit. She told me to call Jack Scott.....I did......he fixed the TV......asked me out and the rest is history! Thank you Shirley! I will always remember you as a wonderful and helpful lady.

Lydia Scott, November 16, 2022

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