Shirley Orton

Obituary of Shirley Orton

ORTON, Shirley Joy (nee Welsh) Passed away peacefully at Erie Shores Hospice on January 23, 2020 at the age of 90. Adored mother of Deborah Orton-Hatcher (Milt), Leslie Wagner (Randy) and Todd Orton (Becky). Loving sister to Marion Murray and Beverly Collard. Proud Grandma of Tyler (Vicki), Jessica (Matt), Kaitlyn, and Carly. Blessed Great-Grandma of Kayley, Hayden, Nash and baby Oakland. Shirley was a long time member of Essex United Church and the UCW, as well as at Bethel Maidstone, where she and her family attended as young children. Shirley will be remembered for her love of travel and camping throughout Ontario, many parts of Canada, the U.S. and Europe. She worked at Ford Motor Company with her father prior to having her 3 children, then committed her life to raising children and spending time with her family. She did some volunteer work for many years and enjoyed the last 10 years at Southgate Retirement Residence in Kingsville. We wish to thank the staff of Southgate Residence for their unending care and compassion as well as the doctors and nurses at Erie Shores Health Care and the staff and volunteers at Erie Shores Hospice in her final days. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Shirley’s life will be held at Bethel Maidstone United Church (933 Talbot Rd., Maidstone) on Wednesday January 29th, 2020 with visitation at 10:00 a.m. and service at 11:00 a.m., with Linda Blair officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation to Children First of Windsor, Erie Shores Hospice or Bethel Maidstone United Church would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences can be shared at