Shirley Welsh


It is with heartfelt sorrow that we share the passing of Shirley Welsh (nee Wong) on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at the age of 74.

Shirley is survived by her husband Jim and son Ryan; sisters Annie (Paul); Mayo Sullivan; Sherry (Neil); Gwen (John); Lily; Frances (Grant); Grace (Robert); and Michelle (Dave); her brother Dinu; and many nieces and nephews.

Shirley is pre-deceased by her parents Gim Shu and Henry, and her brother-in-law Barry.

Born in Canton, China, Shirley enjoyed cooking, working on jigsaw puzzles, gardening,
attending family gatherings, and socializing with people. She loved to travel, and was also the queen of the Housewares Department at The Bay.

Shirley’s biggest love was her son Ryan, and her husband Jim.

Shirley spent her last several years working at Costco and Save-On Foods, preparing and demonstrating a variety of food products.

A Memorial Service will be held on November 8th, 2023, at Glen Allen Recreation Centre, 199 Georgian Way, Sherwood Park, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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11 Condolences

Monette Brownlee

Shirley brought a smile and love wherever she went. “Sister Shirley” we would joke that I was just another one of her sisters. Will miss going to events and Chinese New Year and your beautiful warmth and smile.
Til we meet again my friend. Love you always.

Jodi Broadhead

Condolences to Shirley’s family. She was a wonderful person and my godmother. Shirley had a beautiful smile and welcoming personality, that lit up a room. Rest in peace, Love Jodi.

p.s. I still have her gift to me when I was born, I still wear it and cherish it, was so generous! It’s definitely going to be handed down to my kids and grandchildren.

Sandie Bornstein

David and I send heartfelt condolences to you on the loss of your sister. We wish you all a long life and no further sorrow.
Sandie and David Bornstein

Sherry Suvanto

Shirley was a joy to work with at the Bay. She was funny, caring and a great friend. She loved Jim and Ryan with all her heart, as she always talked about them. Condolences to Jim, Ryan and her brother and sisters.

Jack Quon and family

Condolences to Shirley’s family. She will be missed.

Velma Quon

My cousin Shirley, your family will miss you. I remember your soft voice. The best advice she ever gave me … never pay full price at The Bay, it will eventually go on sale

Verna Quon

Shirley lived a long life well. She will be missed. My condolences to all the family members.

Shelley Isenor

Such a kind, sweet, beautiful soul. She was always so loving, warm and caring to me. I will always remember her. Sincerest condolences to both Jim and Ryan.

Barry and Elsie

We are sorry to hear about the passing of our friend Shirley. We will always remember what a sincere and pleasant and happy person she was. She was our daughter’s Godmother (Jodi) and will be missed by us all.


I love the photo of Shirley on this memorial post. It shows her spirit of life and joy.

Carole Cargan

My heartfelt condolences to Jim & Ryan. Shirley was a wonderful person. I enjoyed many great times at Caffrey’s with her & Jim. Take comfort in all the great memories that you both have.