God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you and whispered…"Come with me". It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Shirley Elizabeth (Bolger) Lillycrop in her 75th year on Monday, May 1st, 2017 at Parkwood Hospital with her family by her side. Shirley fought valiantly but finally succumbed to the vulnerabilities of Leukemia. Survived by her husband of 50 years, Robert "Bob" Lillycrop, their children Tracy Hernandez and Sheri Malandruccolo and their spouses Jim and Guiliano. Proud grandmother to Jakob Benko and Alyssa Hernandez. Cherished sister of Jean (Bolger) Hutchison and Larry Bolger. Also loved by her three nieces, five nephews and sister in law Doreen Lillycrop. Shirley was predeceased by her parents Harold Bolger and Elva Mae Pryce, and brothers in law Jack Lillycrop, Ted Lillycrop and Bill Hutchison.
The family would like to thank all the wonderful doctors, nurses, and support staff of Parkwood and Victoria Hospitals who always treated Mom with love, dignity, and respect.
Cremation has taken place and in keeping with Shirley's wishes there will not be a funeral, however there will be a graveside service to inter her cremated remains at Brussels Cemetery on Monday, May 8th at 11:30 AM to be followed by a reception at Brussels United Church. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the London Regional Cancer Program would be appreciated by the family.