BYNOE, Shirley Victoria - Age 78, passed away peacefully on Wednesday October 6, 2021, at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario.
A beloved Sister, Cousin, Friend, Aunt, God Mother, and much more, Shirley’s zest for life will be long remembered with love, long after her passing.
Though Shirley didn’t have children of her own, she was a second mother to her precious nephew Julian, who lived with her for a number of years.
Shirley became a great resource for direction, words of encouragement, words of wisdom, and joy as her door was always open to helping others.
Shirley was born in Trinidad and was the 9th of 10 children: Cleve, Cynthia, Aldwin, Gloria, Charles, George, Jean, Selma, Shirley, and Anthony
Born in Trinidad of the West Indies on July 28, 1943, Shirley loved Carnival.
After migrating to Canada in the early 70s, Shirley continued to support Caribana by extending her hospitality to the calypsonians by having them stay at her residence whenever needed.
In her later years Shirley renewed her vows to the Lord and completely surrendered her life to God’s will. She daily provided scriptures and encouragement to many family members, friends, caregivers and strangers through WhatsApp and other means.
We’d like to extend our deepest Thanks & Appreciation to the staff at St. Michael’s Hospital as they were instrumental in keeping Shirley’s quality of life as comfortable as possible. And, a further extended Thank You to Shirley’s long loved friend Margaret and her husband Tony, who were also very instrumental in Shirley’s care these last months with us.
Shirley will be missed by her two remaining siblings, family and friends.
The visitation will be held the Heritage Funeral Centre on Friday October 15th from 12:00pm until the time of the funeral service at 1:00pm at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 291 Cosburn Ave. Toronto.