Shirley Parton

Shirley Eugenia Parton (Marsden)

Sunday, September 11th, 1927 - Friday, April 26th, 2019
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Parton, Shirley Eugenia (nee Marsden)
Died peacefully on Friday April 26, 2019 surrounded by her family at the Stayner Care Centre at the age of 91. Shirley of Stayner, beloved wife of the late Bruce Parton. Loving mother of Jeff, Craig (the late Debra), Ken (Kathy) and Doug (Shannon). Cherished grandmother of Dr. Ellie Parton (Louis Saumier), Garret, Tiffany (Mike McFadyen), Ian, Ashley, Cody, the late Ryan and the late Tara and great grandmother of Telesa, Logan, Kaleb, Maxwell and Leo. Shirley was a kind and loving woman who cherished her family. She was exceptionally skilled at hand crafts and as a seamstress, having made many wedding dresses and honouring many with her fine quilts. She was devoted to her community through the Women’s Institute, the Women’s Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 457, SCACA Guild, Barrie and as a devoted parishioner of her church, Jubilee Presbyterian. She will be deeply missed. Friends will be received at the Jubilee Presbyterian Church, 7320 Highway 26, Stayner on Friday May 3, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. until the Funeral Service at 12 noon. Reception to follow. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. If desired, donations to Cystic Fibrosis or the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by her family. To sign her Book of Memories, please visit
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  • Visitation

    Friday, May 3rd, 2019 | 10:30am - 12:00pm
    Friday, May 3rd, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
    Jubilee Presbyterian Church
    7320 Highway 26
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  • Service

    Friday, May 3rd, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Friday, May 3rd, 2019 12:00pm
    Jubilee Presbyterian Church
    7320 Highway 26
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    Reverend Darren May
  • Interment

    Stayner Union Cemetery
    7661 Highway 26
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  • Reception

    Jubilee Presbyterian Church Hall
    7320 Highway 26
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Shari Tempesta

Posted at 02:25pm
Dear Jeff & families: I'm thinking of you all in the loss of your dear Mother. Shirley was a wonderful lady. I have fond memories of her teaching me how to sew baby quilts when I lived and worked in Stayner. I'm praying that God will comfort your heart, uplift your spirit and carry you through this time of sadness to a place of peace. She has been reunited with Mayor Bruce.
Sincerely, Shari (prev. Halliday) Tempesta.

Sandra McCartneyh

Posted at 11:41pm
Shirley was our Second Mother .. we were neighbours .. we were 4 girls and the Partons had 4 boys and oh the memories we have .. we had an amazing childhood and Shirley was a huge part of our lives! .. beautiful woman .. always thought she looked like a TV Star, so many happy memories .. I truly believe Shirley had a fantastic life and she LIVED. .. and the nice thing, she lived well into a ripe old age and truly did not suffer, I believe she enjoyed life right to the end. Beautiful Human Being "inside and out" ..
Thank you Shirley for the memories. You will be missed, more then you were a BIG PART OF STAYNER!

Sandi McCartney

Ian & Karen Dubois-Boyd

Posted at 12:06am
Dear Parton Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences.....our hearts and thoughts are with you all!

Bev Scholte

Posted at 10:44pm
Shirley was a great friend, quilting buddy, knitting guru and a wonderful ambassador for our town....we called her Mrs.. Stayner . Shirley was part of our Georgian Triangle Quilters for about 20 years. Our mandate was to make a one of a kind traditional quilt with a new twist and give it to a charity, near and dear to us, so they could raffle it and benefit from our work. We raised close to $30,000.00. Shirley’s choice of charity was Cystic Fibrosis. We worked hard, played hard and laughed lots...good medicine all around. Some of her handiwork helps to decorate Gilda’s House for cancer patients in Barrie and in the Collingwood Hospice. We miss her dearly. Our sympathy to the family. With love and sympathy, Bev Scholte and the Georgian Triangle Quilters

Karen Kerr

Posted at 09:00pm
My sincere sympathy to the Parton Family. Shirley was a wonderful lady and a great seamstress. Shirley and Bruce were caring neighbours to my grandparents who used to live on William Street.
Sincerely, Karen (Butler) Kerr

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