Shirley Lainez

Obituary of Shirley Michele Lainez

July 2, 1966 - Glace Bay, Nova Scotia

July 12, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta


It is with deep sadness we announce the sudden passing of our dear wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother Shirley Lainez on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at the age of 56 years.


Shirley was born in New Waterford the daughter of the late Oscar and Mary “Minnie” Lainez (nee MacDonald). Shirley loved her only son Troy with all her heart, she was also a grandmother to her pride and joy Rylee, Maeson and Kaiden. She would spoil them so much they never wanted to leave Shirley.


If anyone knew Shirley, the famous saying “Heart of Gold” was made for someone special like her. She started her journey to Alberta 20 years ago and met her husband, Derek.


Shirley also made many dear friends along the way. She always had an open door for everybody especially her son Troy’s friends. She made them feel like part of the family when she gave them a full belly and a place to lie their heads when starting their own journey out West. She was a beautiful soul and had a big sense of humour.

Shirley never said goodbye it was always “see you later!”


Besides her loving husband Derek Brault, Shirley is survived by her beloved son Troy (Nicole); grandchildren, Rylee, Maeson and Kaiden; brothers Kirk ( Linda) and JB ( Valerie) Shelley of New Waterford; Shauna (Kenneth) Sydney; nieces and nephews, Samantha (Tony), Angela, Bradley, Little JB, Brent Jerrot and Kendall; and life long friends Mary Rockett, Sheila “95” Hogan, Karen Jacobi and Tracy (Bernie) Baker, who she could call on the drop of a hat would come running.


Shirley was predeceased by her parents, Oscar and Minnie; and lifelong friends, Debbie McDougall and Cathy (Rick) Nelson.


Services will be held in both Calgary and New Waterford at a later date.  Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here.


In living memory of Shirley Lainez, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Eastside, 5388 Memorial Drive NE, Calgary, AB T2A 3V9, Telephone: 403-248-8585.


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