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Mrs. Shirley Ashton (Pratt)

Shirley Anne Ashton of Chatham in her 70th year, passed peacefully on June 9th, 2019 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. Beloved daughter of the late Robert S. and Marjorie Pratt of Raleigh Township. Proud and supportive mom to Robert of Ottawa, Lori Spencer (Deni) of Chatham. Cherished forever by her loving princesses Leah, Jade, and Ruby. Dearest sister of Edward Pratt (Linda) of Blenheim. Special “mom” to Allan Karhuniemi. Shirley lived and loved life to its fullest with a strong extended family and many circles of friends. Avid reader, arts patron, traveler, volunteer, walker, member of her faith community and dedicated retired employee of Union Gas. Shirley beautifully demonstrated a positive influence, infectious smile and always saw the positive and best in people. Shirley believed in beating cancer and spent successful months as part of a clinical trial with special thanks to Windsor Regional Hospital. A private family graveside service was held with interment at Pardoville Union Cemetery with officiant Rev. Eric Skillings.  Family and friends are invited to the Alexander & Houle Funeral Home,245 Wellington St. West, Chatham, 519-352-2710, on Saturday June 22nd to celebrate Shirley’s remarkable life with visiting from 1 to 4 pm.  Reflections will be shared at 2:30 pm.  Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider Wesley United Church, C-K Hospice Foundation and Pet and Wildlife Rescue. On-line condolences and tributes of Shirley may be shared at

Celebration of Life Gathering:  Saturday June 22nd visiting from 1 to 4 pm

Reflections will be shared at 2:30 pm

Donations:  Wesley United Church, C-K Hospice Foundation, Pet & Wildlife Rescue

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