Shirley Mae MacDonald passed away on June 6, 2022 at the age of 81.
Shirley was born on August 22, 1940 in Dodsland, Saskatchewan, to loving parents Ainsley and Elmer Ferguson. She spent most of her childhood in Ruthilda before settling in North Battleford where she raised her two children and met her husband, Scotty (John) MacDonald.
Everyone who knew Shirley will remember her for her kindness and generosity. Nothing made her happier than helping the people around her. Whether it was a ride to an appointment, a sympathetic ear to listen when times were tough, or simply dropping off something she baked or found downtown that she thought they might enjoy, Shirley always loved taking care of her friends, family, and community. This spirit of giving lead to a long career at Battleford Regional Care. The work she did between 1979 and 2005 for residents and staff was a point of pride her.
Shirley will be missed by her daughter and son-in-law, Gaye (Joni) and Kelly Kovar; her grandchildren: Jennifer (Nathyn) and Brett (Jennifer) Kovar; her brother, David. She is predeceased by her husband, Scotty MacDonald; son, James Holden; sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Mac (John) McArthur; parents: Ainsley and Elmer Ferguson.
As per Shirley’s wishes no service will be held. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider a donation to the Battlefords District Care Centre -1308 Winnipeg St. Battleford, SK S0M 0E0 or the Heart & Stroke Foundation - 100-119 14 Street NW Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 (heartandstoke.ca). Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Vanessa Macnab of Eternal Memories Funeral Service and Crematorium.