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Mrs. Shirley Rose-Ann Marshall

It’s with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Shirley Rose-Ann Marshall (Derbyshire; nee Schmeltz) of Tilbury, on Friday March 1st, 2019 at the Chatham-Kent Hospice, in her 72nd year.  Beloved wife and best friend for the past eleven years of David.  Loving mother of Craig Derbyshire (Kim) of Windsor, Marc Derbyshire (Laura) of Rodney, Sheri Franklin (Dwayne) of Coatsworth, and Kristen Venn (Adrian) of Rodney, and loving step mother of Christina Legue of Chatham, David Marshall of London, Denise Nicholson (Brandon) of Chatham, Jeff Marshall (Leanne) of Stratford, and Katelynn Slack (Ryan) of Wallaceburg.  She will lovingly be remembered by her eighteen grandchildren and her two great grandchildren.  Predeceased by her husband Don Derbyshire (1999).  Shirley loved to craft and spending her summers at Lakewood Trail Estates in Port Glascow.  She was happiest when she was caring for others, with most of her working years being devoted to doing just that.  Family and friends are invited to the Alexander & Houle Funeral Home, 245 Wellington West, Chatham, 519-352-2710 on Monday March 4th, 2019 with visiting from 12 noon to 2 pm.  The funeral service will follow at 2 pm in the chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Doreen Hewitson officiating.  Cremation to follow with interment at Woodslee United Church Cemetery at a later date.  Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation.  On-line condolences may be left at

Visitation:  Monday March 4th from 12 noon to 2 pm

Funeral Service:  To follow at 2 pm in the chapel of the funeral home.

Officiating:  Pastor Doreen Hewitson

Cremation to follow.

Interment: Woodslee United Church Cemetery at a later date.



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