SLOAN (nee McCoy), Shirley Anne

Passed peacefully at the Lady Dunn Health Centre on Friday September 4, 2020 at the age of 75 with her family by her side. Beloved wife of Willard Sloan for 56 and a half years. Loving mother of Cindy Sloan and Cory Sloan (Angeline). Shirley was the proud Grandmother of Zakk, Bryce and Dana. Daughter of the late William and Doris McCoy (nee McKay). Sister of the late Alex, Marilyn, late Victor (Judy), Brian (Virginia), Danny (Linda), Arlene, Debbie and Diane (Marrio). Shirley will be remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Shirley’s family would like to extend many thanks to the compassionate and loyal care providers at the Lady Dunn Health Centre, as well as a special thank you to Dr. Dannica Switzer and the locum Doctors.


Shirley was born in Goulais Bay on February 17, 1945. Shirley was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.) in her mid-twenties and not long after accepted it was a part of her future life. When talking about M.S. she often used the expression “In the game of life, you have to play the cards you are dealt.”


Memorial donations in memory of Shirley made to the M.S. Society or the Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation would be greatly appreciated by Shirley’s family.


Family and friends are invited to the Kerry Funeral Home (140 Churchill Avenue, Wawa) on Friday September 11, 2020 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. for a time of visiting. A Funeral Mass will follow on Saturday September 12 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Monica’s Church with Reverend Michael Asorgoe officiating. Internment at Woodland Cemetery to follow.

Arrangements entrusted to Kerry Funeral Home Ltd., Wawa.

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  1. So sorry to learn of Shirley’s passing. It was a long fight for her, and she won our admiration years ago. It was always a pleasure to be able to chat with her at various functions, and we will remember her as “the prettiest girl in the Harbour”, along with her sweet nature.
    John and Kaireen Morrison

  2. Willard, Cindy,Cory

    So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing.
    She was an amazing lady and I feel privileged to have known her.
    She blessed many people with her faith and kindness. I hope the love and laughter you shared remains with you always and helps you through this difficult time.
    Pauline McCoy

  3. My condolences to all the Family🙏🏻
    Shirley was and will always be remembered
    as a remarkable and awesome Loving Lady🙏🏻
    ……………Nancy Andre……….

  4. Deepest condolences from the Berdusco family. Shirley was always such a kind, thoughtful, inspirational person. Thinking of you during this very difficult time.

  5. Gerry and Irene Bugyra

    Willard, Cindy and Cory, our deepest condolences on the passing of Shirley. We will always remember her beautiful smile and soft spoken words of love and wisdom. Shirley was such a kind and caring person. God Bless you during this difficult time.

    Gerry and Irene Bugyra

  6. My condolences to Willard, Cindy & Cory. Also my condolences to the McCoy families.

  7. Mrs Sloan was my kindergarten teacher and what a wonderful teacher she was. I remember after she stopped teaching some of her former students would stop after school and go visit her. She was always happy to see us and give us treats. She had a heart of gold. Such a wonderful lady, my sincere condolences to her family.

    Ausilia La Russa

  8. Kaireen and John Morrison

    Always admired Shirley’s courage in the face of adversity. It was a pleasure to be able to speak with her at the MHS reunion she attended. She was described to us a long time ago as “The prettiest girl in the Harbour” and that’s how we remember her. Our sincere sympathy to Willard, extended famiy, and friends.