Shirley EILEEN Iris (Orford) Rogers was born to Richard and Thelma Orford on the family farm near Sunnynook, Alberta on December 19, 1939 and passed away peacefully on December 16, 2017 in the Hardisty Health Care Centre lovingly surrounded by her family.
She lost the love of her life, her husband Charles on February 3, 1992; her parents Richard and Thelma Orford; her brothers Bud and Jack; sister Margaret Blair and one Great Granddaughter Samantha Russell.
Eileen was a devoted mother to her children Thelma (Larry) Pearce, Bernice (Ron) O’Reilly, Charleen (Cecil) Davidson, Kathleen, Shirley, Joan (Rick) Faber, Richard (Dorothy) Rogers, Helen, Christine (Dwayne) Frycz, Mary and Wanda (Randy Grounds). She was a spirited and fun-loving Grandmother to her 27 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by her sister Marjorie Sullivan of Dog Pound, Alberta, her Aunt Donna Ferguson of Brooks, sisters-in-law; Elaine (Wayne) Isaak, Marion (George) Whaley of Calgary and innumerable extended family and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held on December 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Hardisty Elks Hall, 5016 -52 Ave. Hardisty, Alberta
Donations made in her honour to STARS and Friends of Hardisty Library.