In Memory of

Shirley

Jeanette

Derksen

Obituary for Shirley Jeanette Derksen

Shirley Jeanette Derksen
(Nee Rogers)
August 28th 1940 - June 17, 2022

With heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother “Shirley” We are grateful that Denise and Peter where able to be by her side.

She will be deeply and forever cherished by her children, Brian (Kelly) Derksen, Gary (Sandy) Derksen, Denise Derksen & Peter Derksen.5 Grandchildren Amanda (Todd) Turnquist, Colin (Nikki), Logan (Emily), Connor (Mackenzie), Ryan Derksen. 5 Great grandchildren Ava, Lila, Brock Turnquist Warner, Austin Derksen.
Her brother Blair (Marlene) Rogers along with many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her husband Jack, mother and father Edna and Donald Rogers and brother David.

Shirley was born in Rose Valley, Saskatchewan and moved to Fort William, Ontario (Thunder Bay) at one year old, where she grew up and established wonderful lifelong friendships.

Shirley meet the love of her life Jacob (Jack) on February 13, 1958. They married on May 3, 1958.
They settled in Winnipeg in 1966 where they spent the rest of their lives.
Shirley enjoyed being at home raising their four children until the death of Jack in 1977.
She then turned her caring nature into a career as a nurses aid, the majority which was spent at the Winnipeg Municipal Hospitals. She retired from her nursing career in 2005.

She settled into life enjoying reading, writing poetry and card playing. She loved cooking and baking for the enjoyment of others. She turned that passion into volunteering and running the meals program at Good Neighbours Active Living Centre, making meals for seniors.
She also enjoyed her weekly bowling league for many years where she developed great friendships.

She will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by her family and many friends. We will celebrate with a private family burial on June 24, 2022 at Brookside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Manitoba Lung Association.

A special thanks to the staff at Health Science Centre for the care and compassion in her final days.