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Erie Aileen Shipley (née Johnson)

November 14, 2023

Peacefully, on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, with family by her side, in her 96th year. Beloved wife of LaVerne Shipley for over 73 years. Loving mother of Wayne (Joan), Derek (Brenda), and Diane. Cherished grandmother of Heather, Neil (Alexandra), Dana (Zach) and Alexander. Great-grandmother of Benjamin and Levi.  Dear sister to Josephine (late Brian) and Jack (Shirley). Sister-in-law to Connie (late Jack), and Lorraine. She was predeceased by her siblings and their spouses: Marie (Earl), George (Bernice), Victor (Jean), and Ron. Also predeceased by her sister-in-law Dorothy and spouse Harold.
Erie will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews and many friends.

Erie was a woman who went about her life with a quiet dignity. She was a constant anchor for her family. Erie loved to create and spent many happy hours quilting, doing needlepoint, ceramics, cake decorating and cooking for her family.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at AgeCare (previously Chartwell) on Blackwater Road for their genuine caring and compassion for Erie over the past 10 months.

A visitation will be held at Northview Funeral Chapel, 1490 Highbury Avenue, London on Sunday, November 19th, 2023 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  The funeral service will be held at St. George’s Anglican Church, 12656 Thirteen Mile Road, Denfield on Monday, November 20th, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. with the interment to follow in the adjacent cemetery. Reception to follow.

Donations to St. George’s Anglican Church, PO Box 188, Ilderton, ON N0M 2A0 or a charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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LaVerne, Diane and family: I am very sorry to hear of your loss of Erie. You will always keep her in your hearts and minds.

~ Joan goebel

Wayne, Joan, Diane and family, my deepest condolences of the loss of your Mom. Although I never had the privilege of meeting Erie, in getting to know the beautiful family that she raised, you just know that she was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.

~ Sue Morgan

I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Erie. I have fond childhood memories of spending weekends at the cottage or the home in Ballymote where Aunt Erie would always have a wonderful home cooked meal and I was always welcome.

~ Nancy Bond (Hessel)

A donation has been made to St George’s Anglican Church.

~ Verne Johnson

Wayne, Joan and Family Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

~ Dave and Joan Goddard

My condolences to Chief Shipley, Diane and the entire Shipley family. May Erie rest in peace and her memory bring you comfort.

~ Tony McGowan

Sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

~ Joan Cunningham & Kim, Tracey and Jill and families

LaVerne and Family, I am So sorry for your loss of such a Wonderful Wife and Mother. I will remember fondly the many visits we enjoyed at your home through the years. Like the Good Friends we always have been, we will continue to support each other.

~ Verne Johnson

Diane, Derek, Wayne and family, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful Mom. I only met her a few times but I remember her smile. I will keep you in my prayers. Big hug from New Hampshire

~ Carol Strickland ( McKerlie)

We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Erie. I have many fond memories spending time with her and the family as a child. My heart goes out to the family. RIP Aunt Erie.

~ Kim, Victoria and Candice Williston (Johnson)

Erie was a great family foundation stone for a loving family over many decades. My sincere condolences to LaVerne and all family members.

~ Elgin Austen

My sincerest condolences to the whole family. I am blessed that I got to know Erie and Laverne through my work at AgeCare. From the moment I met these two wonderful people, I was enthralled; witnessing the love between them. Erie was always so kind and had a great sense of humor. She was an absolute joy to care for. Erie and Laverne inspired me. I will be forever grateful.

~ Caitlin Langohr

Services for Erie Aileen Shipley (née Johnson)

Visitation will be held at:
Northview Funeral Chapel
1490 Highbury Avenue North,
London, Ontario

November 19, 2023 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Visitation will be held at:
Northview Funeral Chapel
1490 Highbury Avenue North,
London, Ontario

November 19, 2023 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Funeral Service will be held at:
St. George's Anglican Church
12656 Thirteen Mile Road,
Denfield, Ontario

November 20, 2023 11:00 am

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