Obituary of Doreen Elizabeth SHIPLEY

February 9, 1932 – Newcastle upon Tyne, England
April 18, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta

Doreen Elizabeth Shipley (nee Walton) of Calgary, Alberta passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at the age of 88 years.

Doreen was born on February 9th, 1932 in Newcastle Upon Tyne (UK) and lived with her family in Walkergate (UK) until she met the love of her life, Rob Shipley. From an early age Doreen loved to ‘play shop’. On leaving school she worked at Fenwick’s and Marks & Spencer in Newcastle and on immigrating to Canada she resumed working for Marks & Spencer in Calgary, Alberta. In all, Doreen spent thirty-seven years in retail.

Doreen loved her family and her adopted country of Canada. After the love of her life passed away in 2015 after fifty-eight years of marriage, she stoically continued on as the matriarch of the ‘Shipley Clan’. Doreen was loved by all her family and many friends.

Doreen will be lovingly remembered by her four children, David (Rosanna), Michael (Marieke), Andrew and Peter (Adriana); seven grandchildren, Alistair, Ethan, Duncan, Arles, Aiden, Roan and Jaxon. She was predeceased by her loving husband and best friend, Rob Shipley, and also grandson Jesse.

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In living memory of Doreen Shipley, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD SE, CALGARY, AB, T2X 3J3,  Telephone: 403- 256-9575.

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