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Shirley Annette Dollard


Shirley Annette Dollard
Shirley Annette Dollard

DOLLARD, Shirley Annette – Age 83, Canso, Guysborough Co., passed away peacefully on Monday, May 20, 2019, in St. Martha’s Regional Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born on April 10, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Catherine (Sullivan) Murphy.

Shirley was a former fish plant worker at BC Packers in Canso and cashier in many local stores. She finally retired from Canso Pharmacy in 1984. Shirley was a long-time member of Star of the Sea Parish where she was a member of the choir and organist for many years. She looked forward to the many choir sings and also belonged to the Ecumenical choir. Shirley will be greatly missed by many close friends within the community.

Shirley is survived by her best friend and companion, Patrick Parker, Canso; daughter, Gloria (Berkley) Dixon, Canso; her beloved grandchildren, Jocelyn (Andrew), Shelburne; Jared, Canso; brother, Cecil (Eileen) Murphy, Dartmouth. Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Walter William Dollard; son, William Neil Dollard; brothers, Donnie, Jackie and Kenny Murphy. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff of St. Martha’s ICU and Palliative Care Units for the excellent care they provided during her short stay. Also to the staff of Eastern Memorial Hospital, Canso for their care over the past year.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso. Funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Monday from Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Canso with Father Jonathan officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. A reception will follow in the Shamrock Club, Canso.

Memorial donations may be made to Star of the Sea Cemetery Fund or to St. Martha’s Palliative Care Unit, Antigonish. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at:

Service Date
Monday, May 27, 2019
Service Time
11 a.m.
Service Location
Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Chruch, Canso

Sunday, May 26, 2019
Visitation Time
2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Visitation Location
Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso

Burial Date
Monday, May 27, 2019
Burial Time
Following funeral mass
Burial Location
Star of the Sea Parish Cemetery, Canso

Requested Charity
Star of the Sea Parish Cemetery, Canso or St. Martha's Palliative Care Unit