519 Victoria Street East
Alliston, ON L9R 1K1
Phone: 705-435-3535
Shirley Spencer

Shirley Dianne Spencer

Saturday, July 12th, 1941 - Saturday, May 4th, 2019
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July 12, 1941 – May 4, 2019

Angels are born in New Liskeard. They must be for Shirley was an angel. That’s what everyone she helped said and she helped so many. As a teacher for thirty-five years at Banting Memorial High School in Alliston, Shirley was the Head of Family Studies. Aside from teaching and organizing the exam committee, she was most lauded for initiating and guiding the school’s teen mom program. As a certified Family Therapist through the Master’s program at the University of Guelph, she developed her natural ability to examine the behaviour of people and to help them change and grow. Shirley was also a Reiki Master. With this skill she was able to transmit healing energy to neighbours, friends and clients. After retiring from teaching, Shirley pursued her skill as a master quilter with passion and perseverance. She produced an abundance of Art Quilts which appeared in a variety of theatrical productions and which are now on museum display. She also produced a series of charity, comfort quilts which were supplied to cancer patients.
Shirley is predeceased by her parents, Robert and Audrey and survived by her sisters Wendy, Cathy and Jane. Her loving husband, Brian Gordon Sinclair, was at her side when she passed and would like to thank the staff at Stevenson Memorial Hospital and Matthews House Hospice for their understanding and compassionate care. Donations may be made to either institution. According to the wishes of the deceased, there will be no public ceremony.
Now that Shirley has left us, know that wherever she is, it is the place where angels live.

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Larry & Theresa Keogh

Posted at 11:22pm
Larry & Theresa Keogh
Shirley was a Star -- a Cheerleader for Banting Memorial High School and the Community. She was the Head of a very popular Department-- Family Studies. Many of her courses had waiting lists especially the new and exciting ones. Shirley always tried her best to include the student with the most needs.
When we had visitors coming to the school, we could count on Shirley to provide excellent refreshments.
As the 40th. Anniversary was approaching, Shirley, with the help of all the Department Heads organized and planned a superb weekend for. Th e community. T Shirts were ordered, extensive displays were set up, invitation to former students were sent out, programs were put in place for events for the entire weekend including events at the school, the Partland Brothers at the arena and dinner at the Nottawasaga Inn. There was a service at the School on Sunday. Shirley was definitely the Cheerleader for this most successful event.
Shirley will be remembered for her very Positive interaction with the Students, the Staff and indeed the Community. We Loved Her.
Larry and Theresav

Brian Gordon Sinclair Posted at 03:33pm

Thank you, so much, for your kind words, Larry and Theresa...…..Brian.

Brian Sinclair

Posted at 10:28am
Shirley was my wife for 33 years. At the end of her life, I loved her more than I have loved or cared for anyone in my entire life. She was the best human being I have ever known. Now, her goodness is a part of me and I will spend the rest of my life sharing that goodness, her goodness, my goodness, our goodness.
With Love
Brian Gordon Sinclair

Claire Fellows

Posted at 02:06pm
My condolences to the Spencer families. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of dear Shirley. Some Bible scriptures that have helped me during times of loss include Isaiah 26:19 and Psalm 37:28,29 which states in part: "Your dead ones will live...They will rise up". And the Bible also says "The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will forever reside upon it". Therefore the Bible promises that we may be reunited with our loved ones lost in death by means of an earthly resurrection. This is further confirmed by John 5:28,29 which says "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". This is possible thanks to Jesus Christ's ransom sacrifice. Thus we have a genuine hope of everlasting life in a world without wickedness or suffering.

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