Shirley Mae Jeske (nee Mayner)
Passed on September 23, 2021
Our family is deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing of Shirley Mae in early morning hours of Thursday September 23, 2021 after a brief illness at the age of 78 in the Health Science Centre. Shirley was predeceased by her sister-in-law: Constance Drebit.
Left to cherish her memory and love is her husband Barry of 55 years, daughter June (Perry) McMahon, sons B Dean Jeske and Perry Jeske, grandchildren Dr. Kristin (Vincent) McMahon and Andrew (friend Makenna) McMahon, brother Raymond (Monique) Mayner, brother in-law Steve Drebit, many nieces, great nieces, nephews and great nephews as well our extended family of Joan Trombo’s.
Shirley was born in Vita, Manitoba on June 17, 1943 and grew up at Overstoneville, Manitoba. Shirley worked at Charison’s Turkey Hatchery for over 30 years, was so proud to be part of the company and made life long friends. Shirley’s first love was her deep devotion to her family. She never missed a single event her kids and grandkids did whether it be sports (many many sports), music, arts, or birthday parties. She loved to read and never complained when Kristin and Andrew asked her to read a book for the 100th time. She loved to travel going on many cruises and visited many counties.
She loved to go camping with family and friends, playing cards into the wee hours of the night with friends but most of all, she enjoyed visiting with people as Shirley genuinely cared and loved everyone. Shirley was well known as one of the Social Butterflies of Teulon. She loved meeting and chatting with people, whether it was someone she just met or someone she has known all of her life. By the end of the conversation, no matter how brief, she made a person feel special, joyful that you spent time with her.
Besides loving her many roles as a Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Niece, Cousin, Friend, Co-worker, one role she thoroughly enjoyed and excelled at, was that of Hostess. She made certain that everyone who came to her house for a meal or even only for a coffee, that they were greeted always with a smile and friendly hug. And she also made certain that no left her house hungry. If anyone would need help or assistance for any reason, she would be the first one in line to provide it, without hesitation.
The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of the Stonewall Hospital, Health Sciences Centre and STARS for their care and compassion in looking after mom. There has been a private graveside funeral following Shirley’s wishes. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St Peter Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, Box 94, Teulon, MB, or Teulon Healthcare Foundation Inc., Box 312, Teulon, MB. R0C 3B0 or The Kidney Foundation of Manitoba or a charitable organization of your choice.
To Shirley Mae May the Lord bless you and keep you May the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you May the Lord give you peace. Amen. We love you Shirley Mae.
Sincere condolences to the Jeske family on the loss of a beautiful soul, she truly was a very special person and will be dearly missed. I will miss her enthusiastic caring chats and beaming smile. She leaves behind a family that will carry on her special traits, she was so proud of each you, hugs to you all.
Roxane & Craig Pawluk
My sincerest condolences to the Jeske family on the sudden loss of Shirley. She was always quick with a wave and a smile and was such a genuine person. Along with her family, I know she will be missed by all who knew her. Laurie Campbell
Our sincerest sympathies at your time of great loss. Shirley was always such a happy positive person who always had time to chat and ask how everyone was. She will be missed by many.
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