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Obituary for Shirley Shumay (Nystrom)

Shirley Shumay, beloved partner of George Goldsmith of Yorkton, passed away on April 9th 2022.  She was 80 years of age.  Shirley Ann was born January 6th, 1942; the third child of Oscar and Cora Nystrom of Theodore. She attended school at Lysenko country school and Theodore High School. In 1959, Shirley married George Shumay and they set up their home on a farm in the RM of Good Lake in the White Sand District. Together they raised four children: John, Wayne, Jackie and Darrin. Their life was full as they worked the farm and raised their children. They always welcomed their family and friends. Coffee was always hot and conversations were many. There were a lot of fun times and many stories are still popular today. In 1984, George passed away and Shirley continued living on the farm for a time before moving to Yorkton. Shirley may have changed her address, but her friendliness and devotion to her family remained the same. She was a great mom; always interested in her family and supporting them. When the grandchildren and great grandchildren came along, she was deeply devoted to them as well. She loved them all dearly and looked forward to their visits. Holidays were spent preparing meals and entertaining her family. Shirley was lucky to find love a second time with George Goldsmith.  Her and George loved to go dancing, fishing and just spending time at George's place at Round Lake. Shirley was known for her green thumb and had a knack for growing both garden and flowering plants. Her partner, George, was at her side and together they made their home welcome to family and friends. Her garden was always her happy place. Shirley was predeceased by her husband George, parents Oscar and Cora Nystrom, in-laws John and Jean Shumay, brother Edgar Nystrom and his wife Lillian, brothers-in-law Donald and Stephen Shumay, and sister-in-law Mildred Spelay and her husband Steve. Left to cherish her memory and celebrate her life are her partner George Goldsmith and her children: John (Sherry) and children Ryan and Tyler (Breanna); Wayne (Sheila) and children Kristin (Kyle) Parker, Megan (Eddy) Spigott, and Corby; Jackie (Al) Elsasser and son Michael (Erin) Elsasser; Darrin (Jill) and children Kaden and Cole. Shirley has seven great grandchildren. Shirley is also survived by her sisters Eleanor (Lionel) Fedorowich and Bev Nystrom (Bernie). Also, her in-laws Bill (Zoria) Shumay, Agnes (Boris) Titus, and Jeanette (Marvin) Williams and their families. Not to forget her special pup friend Ben who misses her dearly. The funeral service was held on Saturday, April 23rd 2022 at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Crystal Bailey officiating. Music played was 'Coat of Many Colors'. The interment took place in the Trinity Columbarium with Michael Elsasser serving as the urnbearer. Condolences can be left at