Shirley Rose Cookson

Shirley Rose Cookson

Passed on April 4, 2024

Shirley Rose Cookson age 78 of Teulon passed away peacefully on April 4, 2024 surrounded by her loving family. Shirley lived in Teulon Manitoba, a town she loved dearly. Shirley will be deeply missed and always remembered by so many. Shirley was a one of a kind lady, always willing to lend a helping loving hand to anyone in need. Her kindness, love and generosity will be missed greatly.

Shirley will be greatly missed by her son Billy and daughter in-law Shelley. Granddaughters Brandi (Adam), Kaitlyn (Will), Carlee (Stan). Great Grandchildren Victoria, Ethan, Emmitt, Angyl. Shirley will be also missed by her many other family and friends and everyone in her community that knew her.

Shirley was predeceased by her mother (Agnes) and father (Walter) and husband Roger, daughter Joanne and brother Douglas.

Shirley was born in Ste Rose Du Lac on November 18, 1945. Shirley grew up always willing to lend a helping hand. She loved to help around the family farm. Later in her years she met her husband Roger and had 2 children Billy and Joanne who she loved so dearly. Shirley and Roger first settled down in Austin Manitoba, then moved to Plumas where she ran the Plumas Cafe for many years. They eventually settled down in Teulon. This is where Shirley worked as a cook for many years at Bill and Beas restaurant, and Teulon Golf Course. Shirley eventually opened up Main Street Cafe 2000 where she met so many people and employed many staff. Shirley made many connections to people in her community and outside the community as well, from being a cook and owning her own restaurant. Shirley was also greatly involved in the Teulon Metis Association, Teulon Chamber of Commerce and much more around her Community of Teulon. If Shirley wasn’t busy with her great- grandchildren she was often found down at the curling rink cheering on Billy and his team. She loved supporting her family. Shirley will be extremely missed by all whom knew her.

Thank you to the Teulon EMS Services, Gimli Hospital and all the lovely staff at HSC Winnipeg Medical ICU.

Shirley requested a celebration of life be held in her honour as opposed to traditional funeral services. We request all of Shirley’s loved ones and friends to join us in celebrating her beautiful life that touched so many at Teulon Hall on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 2:00 pm. Please wear a Hockey Jersey when you come. Shirley loved Hockey.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation in Shirley’s name.


Aww, so very sorry to see this sad news, Lawson and I thought so very highly of Shirley as she worked with us at the Plumas Skating Rink. She and I put our love of cooking together and created the hamburger recipe that is to my knowledge still being used there, and has been passed on to the curling rink. Just recently a special Hamburger Night was served at the rink as a fundraiser. Shirley and Roger both contributed much to our community and were good friends to us. I remember Shirley’s love of colour and how she decorated the upstairs of the restaurant when the family lived upstairs during the time she ran the Plumas Cafe, I loved the bright colours she used, she was far more courageous than I. I was fascinated with her vision, as I had always used very muted colours when decorating. Billy, I wish to send Lawson’s and my own very sympathetic condolences to you and your family also to the rest of Shirley’s other families and many friends . She was a lovely lady.

Lorraine McCurry

Shirley was one of the sweetest ladies around and was just one of those people who made my day brighter whenever I would meet her uptown, always with her cheery hello and the biggest smile. She will truly be missed by so many. Sending my love and condolences Billy, Shelley and family.


Shirley touched so Many hearts, and enriched every day I was blessed to spend with her. She reminded me every day to stop and smell the roses and love those around me. I will grow and hope i become close to who she was to everyone who knew her and what she does for the community.

Keri mcgraw

Shirley was a great lady, cook, and a wonderful wife and friend. I know you are really missing her , Billy….Linda and Bill.

Linda and Bill Beggs

The senior monthly dances will not be the same without Shirley cheerfully working in the kitchen. We loved her sense of humor and we loved Shirley. Rest easy Shirley, you earned it. Alice

Alice Persoage

She will be missed. Shirley always had a great go lucky attitude. Never missed a thing! Always smiling, joking, made your day brighter. My condolences!! She is now making Roger and Joanne smile and laugh. Rest in peace

Lee Sattler

Shirley, you were and still are an incredible woman. Always welcoming and happy. This place won’t be the same without that smile. Rest in peace.


Shirley was a wonderful person and a staple of the community. Loved by so many. She will be missed. Sincere condolences to all who loved her. Karen and Ron Slykhuis

Karen Slykhuis

Will miss her great smile and her welcoming hello whenever I saw her. Condolences to everyone 🙏 🫂


I am so sorry for the family’s loss and the community. She was one of a kind. Her legacy will always be remembered as kindness, compassion, zero judgment, total love and always a good laugh. Her legacy shines through her family. What a great spirit she was on earth and now heaven has another one. God bless.

Michelle King

Those 6 dozen eggs I just pureed for the senior dance tomorrow missed your tender touch as so does the human race who knew you. All the tasks you did will need several people to take on. Rest in peace and enjoy reunion with Roger and Joanne

Noreeen Stone

Shirley will be greatly missed she was a gem. Condolences to the family.

Sherrie Ursel

Rest peacefully Mama Shirl. Give Jo a big hug from me. Love to you all! ❤️

Deb McDowell

I am so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful woman. God bless and RIP Shirley.


Ah, Shirley! , That smile, and that laugh! Just thinking of that makes me smile. Shirley was involved in carrying out so many of the activites in our town, always for the benefit of others. She will truly be missed. My heartfelt sympathies to Billie, Joanne, and their families.

Judith Dedrick-Williams

Shirley was such a gem of a lady! She always had a warm smile and kind words for people. My condolences to all her family.

Donna Valen

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