Shirley Louise Hicks (Wall), 87, of Petitcodiac, N. B. passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 in the Palliative Care Unit of the Moncton Hospital.
Shirley was the daughter of the late Marvin and Leota Wall. Born in Cape Tormentine, N.B. on Dec. 2, 1932, Shirley is predeceased by husband Ralph Arnold Hicks; brothers Billy, Melvin, Darrell, Sherman Wall; sister Doreen Fisher (Wall); son-in-law Junior Chappell; grandchildren, Ross and Stuart Chappell (Dana and Junior Chappell).
Shirley graduated from Port Elgin High School, N.B., worked at Eaton’s in Moncton and was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who took pride in being a homemaker and nurturing others. She fostered children, was a member of Highfield Street Baptist Church and then in later years First North River Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School Teacher and cooked many pots of baked beans for the church suppers. She was also a literacy mentor, loved a great game of Scrabble and always kept up with current events, reading the newspaper daily from cover to cover until her eyesight failed her.
Shirley is survived by her children Kirk (Crystal) Hicks, Brenda (Mark) Smith, Debbie (John) Wesselius, Dana Chappell; foster son Stanley(Carrie) MacKay; grandchildren Kyle & Kent Hicks, Charissa & David Smith, Lee, Jeffrey, Clark & Adrian Wesselius, Kathryn (Jack) Bouchard, Emily Carson; great grandchild Tyson Bouchard.
Arrangements are in the care of the Salisbury Funeral Home (506-372-4800). No visitation or funeral will be held. There will be a private family graveside service at the First North River Baptist Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Fawcett’s Special Care Home for their excellent care over the past two years, as well as the staff of the Moncton Hospital Palliative Care Unit.
If desired, memorials to the Alzheimer’s Society, Canadian Cancer Society, First North River Baptist Church, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Personal condolences may be made at www.keirsteads.ca