Shirley Swift has been a fixture on the Main Street of St. George for years. The "Shirley" of Shirley’s Antiques. Her booth was always the first on your left as you entered our Antique Shows – a prime spot in honour of her quality furniture and her role in helping to establish and build the show the South Dumfries Historical Society has been so fortunate to take over.
Her husband Jack and her daughter Donna have also been great supporters of the SDHS and we hope that the community will offer them support during this sad time.
Here is the text of her obituary, with details of visiting and the funeral:
SWIFT, (nee Hinds) Shirley Doris – Peacefully with her loving family by her side after a long courageous battle, at the Stedman Community Hospice on January 9th 2010, in her 72 year. Beloved spouse and best friend of Jack T. Hacking. Loving mother to Robin Dawdy (Scott Parchem) and Donna Swift-Arabski. Loving step- mother to Kelly Hacking-Brown. Cherished grandmother to Brock, Shannon and Alannah. Dear sister to Margeret Hinds, Howard Hinds, Ruth Moore, Amy Julius, Linda Fowler, Eric Hinds, Christine Hinds, Joan Tracey, Bruce Hinds, Stanley Hinds, and predeceased by a brother John Hinds Jr., and sister Caroline Kuter, and her parents John Hinds and Dorothy Burnham- Hinds. Shirley will be dearly missed by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. She proudly and lovingly operated Shirley’s Antiques in St George for over 26 years. Shirley will be forever remembered for her love of family, friends, animals, and her selfless, compassionate nature. The family will receive friends at McCLEISTER FUNERAL HOME, 495 Park Rd. N., Brantford on Wednesday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at St. George United Church, 9 Beverley East, St. George, on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Interment St. George Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Shirley’s memory made to the Stedman Community Hospice would be greatly appreciated.