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Shirley Ann (nee Coveny) Johnston

JOHNSTON, Shirley Ann (nee Coveny) - A resident of Chatham, and formerly of Wallaceburg, Shirley Johnston passed away at the Chatham-Kent Hospice with her family at her side on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at the age of 74. Born in Chatham, Shirley was the daughter of the late Edward and Sarah (Files) Coveny. Beloved wife of late Frank Vink (2015). Loving mother of Tracy Drouillard (Tom) of London, Stacy Roberts (Dwight) of Komoka and Todd Johnston (Emma) of Oakville. Proud grandmother of Derek Drouillard, Andrea Drouillard, Rachel Drouillard, Logan Roberts, Callum Roberts, Ethan Johnston and Emersyn Johnston. Dear sister to Stella Goudreau (late Vince) of Chatham, Marlene Judson (Ron) of Wallaceburg, and Betty DeBruin (Len) of Chatham. Also missed by nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 3:00 - 5:00pm and 7:00 - 9:00pm. Vigil Prayers will be held Thursday at 7:00pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, 52 Croydon Street, Chatham at 11:00 am on Friday, September 15, 2017 with Fr. Jim Higgins celebrant. Cremation to follow with private family interment to be held at a later date. Donations made in memory of Shirley to the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at McKINLAY FUNERAL HOME 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham 519-351-2040 13208904
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Glad to have known Shirley
Posted by Sally gale (Friend) On Friday, September 15, 2017
It was the year 2000, that we connected, kBD club Chatham..she welcomed me into the singles dance , that smile made you feel comfortable..many fun times there..sincere condolences to the family. She was very special woman.
sorry for your loss of your mom and grandma
Posted by Pam Brice (no) On Thursday, September 14, 2017
sorry for your loss of your mom and grandma
Will be missed
Posted by Shirley demers (Friend) On Tuesday, September 12, 2017
So sorry to hear of Shirley's passing she was a very special person and was loved by many.
Posted by Diana (Red Hat) On Tuesday, September 12, 2017
I met Shirley while in a Red Hat group. She was so sweet, kind and loved to laugh. Always in a fun mood. She will be sadly missed by all her knew and loved her.
Posted by HILDA LEES (FRIEND) On Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Stacey, Tracey and Todd I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. I knew Shirley for many years. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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