November 1, 1946 – July 29, 2019
Shirley Vivian Marogna passed away surrounded by family at Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, AB on July 29th, 2019.
Shirley was born to parents Alexander and Nelie (nee Filipchuk) Kingerski, on November 1st, 1946 in Prince Rupert, BC. She attended Annunciation School, Booth Memorial, and Prince Rupert Secondary School. It was during her later teen years that she met Gian Mario (John) and fell in love. The two eloped to Alaska and married on December 2nd,
1966. They welcomed sons Paul in 1968 and Aaron in 1973.
Shirley worked at City Hall, Skeena Health and BC Hydro. For her last few working years,
Shirley moved to Vancouver, BC and worked with Accenture until her retirement in 2008. Shirley moved back to Prince Rupert in April 2008. Later that year, she became a Grandmother for the first time when Olivia arrived, again in 2011 with the arrival of Nadia, and Bianca in 2013. Shirley loved the girls and could often be heard sharing stories of them to friends.
Shirley was involved with the Catholic Women’s League of Prince Rupert, most recently serving as treasurer for the group. Shirley enjoyed travelling and loved reading. Shirley was an amazing cook; even though she wasn’t Italian, she produced incredible Italian fare.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Alexander and Nelie Kingerski (both of Ethelbert, Manitoba).
Shirley is survived by her husband of 52 years, John, and by their two sons Paul and Aaron (Jean). Shirley is also survived by her three granddaughters: Olivia, Nadia and Bianca. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
A service will be held at the Annunciation Church at 11 am on Saturday, August 17th, 2019. Following the service, family and friends are invited to share stories and celebrate Shirley’s life in The Gathering Centre downstairs.
The family would like to thank all those who have shown their love and support during this difficult time. A special thank you to the family and friends that have helped us out while our families were away from Prince Rupert to be with Mom in her final days. A final thank you to the wonderful staff at Royal Alexander Hospital, who made sure Mom’s last few days were comfortable. All your kindness will not soon be forgotten.
“In life we loved you dearly, In death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place, No one else will ever fill”
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