Shirley Eleanor BORGEL

Shirley Eleanor BORGEL


Shirley Eleanor (Smitten)

1927 – 2014

Mrs. Shirley (Smitten) Borgel passed away surrounded by the deep and devoted love of her family on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the age of 86 years. Shirley was born in Edmonton to parents Fred and Gladys Lee. She often spoke of her wonderful childhood with such admiration and respect for her parents especially her father. Shirley’s never ending love for her family was so very evident in everything she did, always thinking of others before herself. She would make a point of making everyone she met feel special and would often greet you with a warm and heartfelt “Hello Lovie” which was always accompanied by her beautiful smile and a warm touch. Although Shirley suffered much loss in her life with the sudden death of her first husband Morrie and then her grandson Dean, her second husband Clarence, two of her children; Bob and Colleen and her son-in-law Poffy, and finally the severe strokes that stole her ability to walk and live independently, she held strong and true, and was forever tending to her beloved family. Shirley’s family was her world and never could you find a Mother or grandmother who loved and took genuine interest in every single thing each of her children, step-children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren did. Shirley was truly a beautiful person and we all feel that a part of us went with her the day she slipped away. Left to miss her dearly are her much loved family Linda Poffenroth of Calgary, Dianne (John) Clark of Stettler and Mark Smitten (Sylvie Tremblay) of Erskine; step-children Ken (Darlene) Borgel or Killam, Lyle (Connie) Borgel of Devon, Pat (John) Wiedman of Phoenix and Wade (Sandy) Borgel of Vernon. Shirley is also survived by her sister and very best friend Nola (Tom) Ough, grandchildren Kim (Craig) Grover, Brad (Amanda) Clark, Shannon (Darryl) Matchem, Ryan Clark (Tanya Shirtliffe), Kelsi (Gerry) Del Frari, Erin (Shane) Quintilio, Tim (Lisa) Bell, Jeff (Janene) Smitten and Cody Smitten; great-grandchildren Kylie, Jayden, Mackenzie, Avrey and Brinley, Kolbi and Reese, Kayla, Brooklynn, Kaylee and Halle, Carter and Cooper, Jordyn, Abby and Fynlee and Alli. She was predeceased by her parents Fred and Gladys Lee, her first husband Morrie Smitten, brother Ken, sister Kay, second husband Clarence, grandson Dean, son Bob, son-in-law Bob (Poffy) and by her daughter Colleen. A memorial service to commemorate the life of Shirley (Smitten) Borgel will be held at the Brennen Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with her friend Pastor Ross Helgeton officiating. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Shirley, memorial contributions may be made to the Liver Foundation, the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Recreation Department at Heritage House Long Term Care in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO who have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 403.742.3315.

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