Obituary of ROBBINS, Shirley Lois

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ROBBINS; Shirley Lois ~ Passed away on August 3, 2016 after the bravest ever battle with Alzheimer’s, she is free and remembering. Shirley has joined her husband James Robbins. Mom will be immensely missed and remembered by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother, and sisters. Forever loved by her cat Princess “Tripod”. Forever grateful to Extendicare Cobourg – Birch Unit for their love and care.

Service Information

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Benson-Shields Funeral Homes, Millbrook.


Come upon this by accident. Lori and I were saddened to realize this was our old neighbor Shirley on Phin Ave in Hespeler. Wonderful lady and a really good neighbor.Condolences to the Robbins family and to Meg and Ryan. R.I.P. Shirley. Best Regards. Lori&John Stoddart. Hespeler.

Lori&John Stoddart



Hello, I worked with Shirley for two years at Baden Senior School in Germany. She was full of life and game for any adventure. Her laughter and positive attitude was a great addition to the staff. Please accept my condolences. Rob Porkka Red Deer, AB

Rob Porkka

I knew Shirley from teaching in Germany with her. What a wonderful spirit Shirley had!!!! Her smile and laughter were contagious. Shirley loved the travelling and the dinners and the kids and the life overseas. A very special lady, she was. I send my condolences to all of her family. She will be missed.

Liz McNally

I am so very sad to hear of Shirley's passing. We arrived in Germany the same year and as single women, we bonded. She was such a joy to be around: always laughing, always positive. Her perspective on life's tribulations was always upbeat and hopeful. I can still hear the sound of her laughter. Her spirit will live on through her many children and grandchildren. My thoughts are with them at this difficult time. LOVE Geneviève (in Vancouver)

Geneviève Huchulak

Platoon Delta Communications-Waterloo Regional Police Service

I would like to express my sympthy to Shirley's friends and family. I knew Shirly when she was the Librarian at Baden Senior School in Germany. She was at the same time, wise and irreverent. I have a picture of Shirly dancing on a table at Oktoberfest wearing huge yellow plastic glasses equiped with electric windshield wipers, spinning propellers, and flashing lights. She was ready for take off. Goodbye Shirley

John Holden

We worked and played with Shirley while in Germany at Baden Senior School. She as a fun person to party with' travel with and just be around. We have nothing but good memories of our times together. Our sympathies to close and the extended families. Gerry and Mo

Gerry and Mo Marlborough

We also were lucky to work with Shirley in Germany. We relied on her for wisdom, good sense and total support in whatever was needed. But it was her wicked sense of humour that was most endearing. There are so many good memories. She will be missed by so many.

Ross and Eunice Donaldson

Shirley was my mentor upon my arrival in Sollingen,Germany in 1987. We enjoyed many walks, chats and outings together. Her love and devotion for her family were always evident and her sense of humour was second-to-none. "Everything always works out" was her motto. I am saddened to hear of Shirley's passing and I extend my heartfelt condolences to her family.

Catherine Paradis

I am so sorry to learn that Shirley is no longer with us. I knew her as a power house of fun and laughter and ready for adventure. Actually I bought her well used Honda Civic in order to get from Iffezheim to Baden Senior School every day. Shirley will always be remembered to those of us fortunate to have to be her friend. My sincere condolences to her family.

Mike Stambois, Comox, B.C.

As others have said Shirley was a shining light in our group in Baden. She was always ready for an adventure, a laugh, to give a helping hand. It is these traits that we will hold dear in our memories as we bid adieu to a lovely lady. Our condolences to her family.

Ron and Joan Gaudreau

Shirley was one who was ready to participate in all activities while in Baden and her joie de vivre was truly contagious. She travelled extensively and took many photos to chronicle the sites and sights. The photo of the big cat in the tree when she travelled to Africa comes to mind. She had a ready laugh, a story to tell and a great love for her family and friends. Shirley will be missed by all of us but the memories of her will be with us forever. She was a great person. Our condolences to Shirley's family. Pat and Mike

Mike and Pat Fong