Shirley Karen Hyra (Hebner)
November 11, 1944 - June 6, 2021
With Bernard and her boys by her side, Shirley passed after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Shirley was born in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, the eldest child for Pearl and Jim Hebner. Shirley was an awesome big sister by all reports from her siblings Donna, Ron and Gloria.
Shirley met Bernard in Gilbert Plains while attending a party at the age of 17. A full 2 years later, while Shirley worked at National Grain in Winnipeg, the simple gesture of sending Bernard a Christmas card was the beginning of a beautiful relationship, a love and commitment to one another strong to this very day. They married on August 21, 1965 and raised three boys with Todd arriving quickly in 1966, Bob in 1969 and Terry in 1973. Their love for one another throughout their 55 years of marriage continues to be a shining example for their sons and their families.
Shirley and Bernard moved back to the farm in the spring of 1966 and did not move off the farm until 2011, when they “retired” to Grandview. Shirley was hard working, often taking on driving truck, caring for cows, pigs and chickens, all while balancing the primary responsibilities of raising “her boys.” It was not until her boys married that she got “her girls”. She adored her daughters in law. In 1999 Shirley was thrilled to welcome the first of her five grand children Carter, followed by Gillian, Arlynne, Easton and then Travis.
Shirley loved gardening with a massive garden on the farm with tons of fresh vegetables, raspberries and rhubarb! She was an excellent cook and most famous for her dill pickles, a family favourite especially for all the grandkids.
Shirley loved to visit with family, neighbors, and friends. She was a caring person who enjoyed getting to know people - everyone loved and respected Shirley. She was an active member of the Duck Mountain WI, Lifetime member of the Grandview Curling Club, and the United Church Community Choir.
Shirley enjoyed travel, with Bernard, or with the boys and their families. Time with family was precious in any form and generated so many stories and fond memories. There were numerous trips to BC, visits to Arizona and Hawaii, trips with family to Florida, Newfoundland, Quebec City, Niagara Falls, The Badlands of South Dakota, and Whistler, with each trip cementing a memory and bringing the family closer.
Shirley will be missed by her husband Bernard, sons Todd (Sheri), Bob (Sherrill - Lee), Terry (Felica) and Grandchildren Carter, Arlynne, Gillian, Easton and Travis.
The family would like to thank Dr. Johnson, the staff at Cancer Care Manitoba (Winnipeg and Dauphin) for the excellent care received throughout her 17 year battle with cancer. Thanks to the leukemia unit during her brief stay in Winnipeg HSC. Her return “home” to the Grandview Hospital provided exceptional care and the compassion shown by health centre staff to our family during this difficult time will be forever remembered.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Cancer Care Manitoba, or the Grandview Foundation in Shirley’s memory.
A Private Graveside Service was held for Shirley on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 2:00 pm from the Grandview Memorial Gardens & District Cemetery with Rev. Karen Kuzek officiating.
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Grandview & District Community Foundation
P.O. Box 238, Grandview MB R0L 0Y0
Cancer Care Manitoba
675 McDermot Ave. Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB MB R3E 0V9