In Loving Memory of Shirley Stefanson It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Shirley Marlene Stefanson. Shirley will be forever missed by her siblings, sister Patricia (Malcolm) McMartin, brother David (Melody) Stefanson, brother Reid (Lorelei) Stefanson, brother Edward (Sharon) Stefanson and all her many nephews and nieces. Shirley was born in Foam Lake, SK on July 13, 1951 to Fred and Lillian Stefanson. She grew up on the family farm south of Elfros, SK. It was her first home and to this day Shirley and Patricia continue to maintain the original family house. Shirley attended Elfros school to grade 8 and graduated high school in Foam Lake, SK. In 1970 Shirley graduated from the Reliance School of Commerce in Regina, SK. She then began many years of working in the business and financial world. From Elfros Credit Union to the Bank of Nova Scotia in Calgary to 24 years working at Sherwood Credit Union in Regina where she achieved the position of Loan Officer II before subcontracting work for HVLD Systems Inc in Regina. In 2000 Shirley turned her talents to Managing the office at CURLSASK in Regina. In that capacity she worked with member clubs and oversaw the organization’s finances for nearly 20 years. Shirley often said it was her ‘dream job’ as she so enjoyed the people she worked with who also became dear friends. In retirement Shirley continued to be the Saskatchewan Rough Riders’ number one fan where she gathered together another circle of friends who happened to be spread right across the country. The Grey Cup Club met once a year at Grey Cup games wherever they were held. These friends keep in touch throughout the year and the local friends gather together for a meal and a visit when possible. These turned into Zoom calls with the introduction of Covid. Shirley loved them all. They were truly her family. Shirley was a constant friend to so many lucky people. One in particular is her pen pal Beattie who lives in Australia. They have shared their lives since Shirley was a teenager. That is a friendship that has continued for over 50 years. Shirley did travel to Australia for one visit and then she watched Beattie’s family grow up from afar. All through her life Shirley loved animals. She liked dogs and cats equally and as circumstances allowed, she always had a dog or a cat and sometimes both as a constant companion. They were lucky to land at Shirley’s door. At the beginning of 2021 Shirley began to have health issues that took her to a number of doctors and several tests and scans. Unfortunately, no one was able to tell her what was wrong and on January 20, 2022 Shirley’s beautiful heart gave out. We are all mourning the loss of a precious soul. A memorial and celebration of Shirley’s life is being planned for the summer of 2022 at the cemetery near her first home. In lieu of flowers, those so wishing may make a donation in Shirley’s name to the Regina Humane Society, 79 Armour Rd. RM of Sherwood, SK, S4K 0A8 or the Icelandic Holar Cemetery Box 99, Elfros SK S0A 0V0.