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Obituary for Shirley Donna Skurka (Robinson)

“We are saddened to announce the death of Shirley Donna Skurka (aged 89). Daughter of John and Doris Robinson; sister of Eldiene Robinson; wife of John Skurka; mother of Janet Anne Skurka, Pat Willman, and Glen Skurka; grandmother of Samantha Willman, Curtis Willman, and Alexandria Skurka. Shirley was born on April 28th, 1933, in Belleville General, where she would later pass away on the morning of January 24th, 2023. Yet the road between these two hospital rooms took her on a rich and lively journey brimming with love, laughter, and card games.
As a young woman, she traveled to Northern lodges for work with her friends, and then went on to start her career as a teacher when she met John Skurka. They enjoyed skiing and boating together, later married and moved to Saskatchewan, then settled back in Hastings County to start a family and take over the Club Cedars. Thereafter, she spent decades in Belleville raising her children, spoiling her grandchildren, and going for walks with her loyal dog Cutie. She spent the later part of her life aging like fine wine, patiently tending to gardens, gracefully devoted to her loved ones, and leaving the world behind her better off through her kindness.
Though her presence will be missed, the strength of her love ripples on.”