Shirley Joan Balleny

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Balleny;  Shirley (nee Loveland) ~ Passed away suddenly on Friday, March 8th, 2019 at the age of 62. To be reunited with her beloved mother Grace and her father Francis.  Shirley was one of the most thoughtful and caring people that you could ever meet.  She would always put others before herself.  She lived for her family, her friends and her dogs. Shirley is survived by her beloved husband John who cherishes the many years that they had together. Shirley is also survived by her sister Pat (Skip) and her brother Charlie (Michelle), as well as her many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Much loved mother of her son Aaron (Nancy), her daughter Jennifer and her son Adam.  She is deeply missed by her children.  Beloved Grandmother of Brayden and Kaelyn.  Her grandchildren will deeply miss being held by and playing with their loving grandmother.  To honour Shirley's wishes there will not be a funeral. Cremation has taken place.

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A celebration of life and the spreading of her ashes will take place at later dates. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, or the Animal Guardian Society, in Shirley’s memory would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at


We are very sorry to hear about the passing of Shirley. She was an amazing woman. I will miss our chats on facebook. She loved her dogs so much. She will be missed <3 rip shirley xo

Wendy and Dan Millar

Our thoughts are with you all in these difficult times. R.I.P. Shirley .

Nancy & Jim Harbec

I am so sorry to hear. Shirley was the best neighbor anyone could ask for. I was so sad when they all moved away. Thinking of you all. RIP Shirley. Jody & Corri Brown

Corri Brown

We are all so shocked and saddened when we heard this news. You guys have all our love and support ♥️

Kristin Rollings

We are still in shock and cant believe she is gone. Our hearts go out to all of you. Shirley was an amazing friend and I will miss our conversations about puppies and life. RIP my dears friend .

Avril and Bob Prior

We are still in shock and cant believe she is gone. Our hearts go out to all of you. Shirley was an amazing friend and I will miss our conversations about puppies and life. RIP my dear friend .

Avril and Bob Prior

We are so sad about the passing of dear aunt Shirley! She was so special to all of us and had such a kind heart. I know how much she meant to so many of us. She will be greatly missed. We loved her so much and we love you all, too! So sorry for your loss.

Stacy & Casey Bischof

Keeping the entire family in my prayers. I love you all. Rest In Peace Shirley.

Ariana LaRe

To the Greatest Aunt Shirley. You left a lasting impact on everyone you’ve met and formed the greatest memories we could ever ask for. I am extremely sorry for your loss and love you all very much!

Josh LaRe

Shirley was a caring mother to our three beautiful children and there will always be a big empty space in there lives, Shirley always lived life to the fullest and it was to young and to sudden. She will always love in our children and grandchildren.


We are deeply sorry about the loss of Shirley. Our hearts go out to Aaron (Nancy), John and the entire family. I'm sure your hearts are aching. We want you to know that we are here for you if you need anything. Having suddenly lost my mother this past Christmas, i know how hard these times are and what you are going through. It's not easy, but stay strong. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time

Shawn & Isabella Smirnis

Aunt Shirley, I will miss you SO much! I didn’t get to see you as often as I’d like, but my visits to Canada, as well as, your visits to Ohio left me with some amazing memories that I will treasure forever. Always made sure to bring us some Shreddies!! You had the kindest heart and soul, and I know you will forever watch over us. I’m so sorry for your loss and I’m praying for the entire family. I love you all!

Jenna LaRe

Shirley was a cornerstone of my childhood and a hip lady. She was part of the original cool moms club. She'll be missed.

Bill Walsh

Shirley, you will truly be missed. You made me feel so welcomed to be part of the family. I will miss the talks we had and the time together. You were a king, loving, soul and a joy to be around. Gone but never forgetton.

Kristina uslinova

I can’t begin to find the right words… the world is an emptier place without having Shirley in it. Having only 11 years between our ages, she always felt more like my big sister than my aunt. I’ll cherish the time we spent together, the laughs we shared, her always being there to listen and I’ll be forever saddened I can’t talk with her or see her or laugh with her - sitting at the kitchen table at 2am. To John, Aaron, Adam, Jenn - I can’t begin to imagine the void this has left - it’s seems empty to say, be thankful for the time we’ve had with her beautiful soul…. For selfish reasons, I wanted more, as I’m sure you all do as well. I’m sending love and positive vibes your way…. God, she’d be pi$$ed if she saw me crying while trying to write this :) I love you all and miss you dearly. Save me a seat up there Shirl. Love you.

Rob LaRe

r.i.p. Shirley,you were a truly wonderful person,and a lot of fun to work with .My heart goes out to her family.

Party fallis

My visits with Shirley were few and far between but those times were enough to feel her love for all those around her! I am saddened by her passing! My ❤ is so tightly hugging all of you.

Robin Ferguson

It is with deepest sadness to hear of Shirley's passing. She was a great friend who was always there for me. My condolences go out to her family. She will live in our hearts forever.

Karen Rice

Damn ......I have lots of Canadian in me thanks to you. So many fun times. Your family is awesome. Rob and I had some pretty great weekend trips. Miss you bunches.

Chris LaRe

Shirley was a good friend and neighbour when we lived in Ajax... and we have many fond memories of our visits and of our kids playing together on the street or in each other's homes. We are so sorry to hear of her sudden passing. Our thoughts will be with the family in the days and years to come.

Rose Barg

You were the best sister I could have ever had! Life will just not be the same without you. But I know you are in heaven dancing with Mum and Dad.

Pat LaRe

We were shocked and saddened by the news of Shirley's sudden passing. She was such a kind, loving and compassionate soul. There was such a gentle strength about her. We had spoken several times recently about going to visit Shirley and John, to ask about adding one of her puppies to our family. We are so sorry that we never made it. John - you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers as you move through these difficult and dark days. Know how many people are thinking of you and wishing you healing through your happy memories. "When you are sorrowful Look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which was your delight." Kahlil Gibran

Gord and Lynne Snee

We are very sorry to hear about the passing of Shirley. She was an amazing woman. I will miss our chats on facebook. She loved her dogs so much. She will be missed <3 rip shirley xo

Wendy and Dan Millar

A life cut short. Far to young. RIP

Carol Burridge

Sorry to hear of your mothers passing.

Dolly Burridge

Heaven has received one of the best!

Jeff LaRe

My deepest sympathy I'm very saddened to hear of you loss , My prayers are with John and the family , Please accept my deepest and heartfelt condolences , knowing that you are in my thought and prayers .


I wanted to send my condolences for your loss. Shirley always wonderful to be around, even when Aaron called her late at night for a dial a mom ride home. She will definitely be missed, but not forgotten. My deepest sympathies, Steve

Steve Baxter

Shirley was one of the most selfless and kind hearted women I ever met. My condolences to John, Aaron and all of her family... My heart is with you all.

Evan Harper

Our deepest sympathies to you all. Shirley was truly a wonderful woman. We got our dog Huck from her five years ago and I have loved keeping in touch with her. She was so proud of her family and loved sharing pictures of her grand kids with me. My heart goes out to you all.

Kaitlin Wilson

Aunt Shirley was such a wonderful woman who loved her family so much. Sending love to Aaron, Jenny, Adam and John xx

Danielle Loveland