Celebration of Life for Shirley Ann Peabody

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Shirley Ann Peabody at the age of 69, of Winnipeg, Manitoba on January 7, 2021 at St.Boniface Hospital. Shirley is survived by her husband Arnold, her daughter Crystal Hanley (Derek), and grandson Declan Liam. Shirley was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to parents George & Esther Lozinski, and was the only child. Shirley grew up in the Elmwood/East Kildonan neighbourhoods in Winnipeg and graduated from Miles MacDonell Collegiate. Shirley was told at 16 years old she would not live to be 21 due to heart complications, but she proved everybody wrong. She adopted her daughter Crystal in 1982. Crystal was Shirley's entire world. Shirley loved to upgrade her office and typing and computer skills. She worked at MTS as well as Manitoba Public Insurance where she worked with Brian Peabody who introduced her to the love of her life Arnold Peabody. Shirley and Arnold were married on June 21, 1997. Shirley loved to travel with Arnold. They travelled to such places as Egypt and Mexico. Shirley had many passions in her life, such as belly dancing where she performed in shows such as Folklorama, Tourism Manitoba and she also taught with her best friend Catherine Shearer. Shirley also had a love of dogs. From adopting from a litter to rescuing more senior dogs, her home was always filled with lots of puppy love. She also took in and cared for her ailing mother Esther who sadly passed only a few years ago. Shirley loved her grandson and was so proud of him and the fine young man he was becoming. Shirley loved her family, they meant everything to her. She will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Winnipeg Humane Society.


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If ever there is a tomorrow when we're not together, there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart, I'll always be with you.

A.A. Milne