Obituaries — 18 October 2017
Shirley Cann – November 29, 1921 – October 11, 2017

Shirley Cann – November 29, 1921 – October 11, 2017

In loving memory of Shirley Helene Cann, who entered God’s realm October 11, 2017 at the age of 95 in Princess Court after a nine year battle with Alzheimer’s.

Shirley was born November 29, 1921 to Anson and Anna Kramp (Peters) of Hanover, Ontario. 

On January 17, 1942 Shirley was united in marriage to William Cann who predeceased her on September 7, 1998. She is also predeceased by her son Jeff on October 7, 2008, her brother Harold on November 8, 2014, her sister Darlene and brother Earl.

Shirley is survived by her daughter Marsha Galvin (Darcy) of Dryden, four granddaughters; Tyffani Martin  (Brad) of Niagara Falls, Meagen Cann of Simcoe, Rebecca Gouliquer (Larry) and Carissa Lundmark (Lonnie) of Dryden, by seven great grandchildren; Jakeob, Owen, Hailee, Meagan, Maeve, Eden and Kade, her sister-in-law Edna Kramp of Chilliwack B.C. and many nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date.

Should friends desire donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or Princess Court through the Stevens Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 412 Dryden, ON, P8N 2Z1. Condolences may be posted at 


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Chris Marchand is a native of Dryden, Ontario. He served his first newspaper internship at The Dryden Observer in 1998 while attending journalism studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. He's worked desks as both reporter and editor at the Fernie Free Press as well as filled the role of sports editor at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Marchand was named editor of the Dryden Observer in Aug. 2009.

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