Shirley Mahar

Shirley Mahar

Wednesday, August 11th, 1937 Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

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Obituary for Shirley Marie Mahar (Clyke)

Mahar (Clyke), Shirley Marie – 81, Truro. Passed away peacefully on June 26, 2019. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of late Walter and Dorothy Clyke. She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Dawn Duck (Michael); son, Thomas Strang (Tracey) and grandchildren, Ashley, Courtney and Delaney. Shirley was one of a family of nineteen. She leaves behind sisters, Evelyn Borden (Charles), Geraldine, Margaret, Kathleen, Marion, Barbara and brothers, George, Darrel (Ann), Richard, Benjamin (Vi) and Joseph. She was predeceased by her husband of 41 years, Howard, who lovingly took care of her every day up until his recent passing. Shirley was a faithful Jehovah’s Witness since 1969. She loved sharing in the house-to-house ministry and shared her faith with anyone who would listen. Shirley lived her whole life in Truro where she was well known in the area for all of her domestic work with various families. She will be remembered by her love towards the children and the families for whom she worked. She always had a real zest for life taking part in all kinds of sports well into her 70’s. She loved skating, hockey, basketball and dancing of all styles. She had a big heart for dogs of any size and there was almost always a dog in her home, but she had a strong dislike for cats. She will be missed by family… by friends… and by all with whom she shared a piece of her life. A visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until time of Memorial Service at 2pm on Saturday, June 29, 2019 with Mr. David Spence officiating in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. The immediate family would like to give a very heartfelt thank you to all of the nurses and staff at Wynn Park Villa who made her feel like family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or Watchtower and Bible Tract Society of Canada. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 29th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Colchester Community Funeral Home
    512 Willow St.
    Saturday, June 29th, 2019
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, June 29th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Colchester Community Funeral Home
    512 Willow St.
    Saturday, June 29th, 2019

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Sheila Arsenault

To all of Shirley's family my heartfelt Condolences from Roberts family, spent many days for coffee ,smiles and laughter ,great memories.RIP Shirley,Blessings
Comment | Posted at 06:27am via Condolence

Linda Delaney

To all of Shirley's loving family...
I am so very sorry to hear about Shiley's passing. I always enjoyed time spent with Shirley while I was a housekeeper at Wynn Park Villa. She will be missed!
Sincerely; Linda Delaney
Comment | Posted at 12:30pm via Condolence

Sheila Peck

Shirley always had a twinkle in her eye She will be greatly missed by her Wynn Park Family. Rest In Peace sweet Shirley
Comment | Posted at 11:49am via Condolence

Cathy Jo Carrier

To Shirley Dawn and Flub, my condolences to you and your family. Remembering your mother’s beaming smile, zest for life and her hospitality. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Comment | Posted at 08:35am via Condolence

Luella A Jones

My deepest condolences to children and all of the Clyde family. Thinking of Shirley always brings a smile . She was so kind, loving and funny. Shirley loved to tell stories about babysitting we Jones family children. She was family and treated us like we were special. Many times Shirley arrived with her precious fudge.

I loved to hear her tease mom and think they had a special bond. Shirley was one of a kind and will be greatly missed. My love and prayers go out to you. Luella Jones
Comment | Posted at 08:08pm via Condolence

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