Shirley Mae McKnight quietly passed away at the age of 86 years on April 9th, 2013 in Stettler, Alberta. This was the gentle conclusion of a journey that started on May 3, 1926 in Estevan, Saskatchewan when she was born to Sadie and Walter Zinter. Shirley married her true love, Robert, on November 16, 1946. They lived in Olds until they moved to the farm just north of Halkirk. Shirley was a terrific cook, an expert seamstress, an enthusiastic farmer and avid sports fan; particularly when their son Steve or grand-children Kerbi and Matt were part of the sporting event. Shirley was passionate about and could never refuse an opportunity to square-dancing or travel. Shirley and Bob were always warm and gracious hosts and their door was always open. Above all, Shirley loved her family and friends. Shirley is lovingly remembered by daughter in law Patti, grand-daughter Kerbi McKnight, grand-son Matt and Jessica McKnight. Shirley is also remembered by numerous nieces and nephews, sisters and brothers-in-law, other family and many friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert, son Steve and daughter Marilyn. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Halkirk Community Church. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, 403-742-3422 who are entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.