Shirley Ellen Canfield nee (Hull)

February 15, 1934 – July 9, 2018


It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Shirley Ellen Canfield.

Shirley was born in Kenora and passed away suddenly, in her sleep, on July 9, 2018, at the age of 84.

Shirley is survived by her loving husband Willard Canfield. They were married

for 63 years and enjoyed their summers at camp on Black Sturgeon with lots of family close by. 

She is also survived by her daughters:  Debbie Kero, Cheryl (Andy) Lomax, Sandra (Robert) Lanteigne, 

Grandchildren:  Erika (Dan) Mallette, Jessica (Cory) Lavoie,        

Gary (Soula) Lomax, Marci Lomax, Shandice  Lanteigne,  

Chelsea Lanteigne, (Taylor Forsythe)                               

Great Grandchildren: Milah, Danika, Zander, Sofia, Phayth, 

Great-Great Grandchildren:  Holly and Milo

Brother and Sisters in law:  Arnold and Doris Canfield, Helen Canfield,

Theresa Canfield; and many nieces and nephews from the Canfield and Ronnebeck families.

She was predeceased by: 

Brother and sister in laws: Charlie Canfield. Margarite Canfield, Norman Canfield, Dorothy Canfield, David Canfield, Robert Ronnebeck and Bernie Major.

Sister’s:  Ruth Ronnebeck & Eileen Major and Son in law Eric Kero.

Mom was in her happy place at camp.  She just loved having her family around

her; whether it was a happy hour with family and friends or dinner with all her


She enjoyed travelling around camp driving her white “Harley” golf buggy. 

She loved having company and always greeted everyone with a warm hospitality.

She had a very positive outlook on life.  She would welcome everyone into their screened gazebo for a visit as they ventured down to the beach.  No visitors arrived unnoticed while she was on watch.

Some of her greatest pleasures were to feed and watch the hummingbirds outside her gazebo; spend time with her grandchildren teaching them to bake or sew; or a night out at the bingo with her daughters.

Mom will be sadly missed by Dad and her family and will never be forgotten.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated to Alzheimer’s or a

Charity of your choice.

The family wishes to have a small private Celebration of Life at a later date.


Alcock Funeral Home & Cremation Services (Highway 17 West Keewatin) in care of arrangements, 547-6000.