Shirley Louise Coles, 93 of Elgin passed away Friday, August 13, 2021 at the Sussex Health Center.
Born in Saint John, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Nettie L. (Niles) Steele. Shirley was a retired Loans Manager at the Bank of Montreal with over 40 years of service.
She is survived by her children Preston Coles, Alan Coles (Lynn) and Ann Collier (Greg); many loved grandchildren David Johnson (Angele), Amy Major (Jay), Andrew Lewis (Holly), Eric Lewis, Grace Collier, Shawn Coles, Tanya Trenholm (Steve), Tina Costain (Darren) and Tammy Coles; several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Ralph; daughter Carolyn; son John and sister Isabell Wallace.
Arrangements are in the care of Salisbury Funeral Home (372-4800). There will be a private family graveside service at Fair Haven Memorial Gardens.
If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.
My Mother kept a garden,
A garden of the heart,
She planted all the good things
That gave my life its start.
She turned me to the sunshine
And encouraged me to dream,
Fostering and nurturing'
The seeds of self-esteem…
Her constant good example
Always taught me right from wrong-
Markers for my pathway
That will last a lifetime long.
I am my Mother's garden.
I am her legacy-
And I hope today she feels the love
Reflected back from me.