Shirley Ann Bernadette Schneider
(March 24, 1949 - December 1, 2019)
Shirley, loving wife, mother and grandma passed away on December 1, 2019 at the age of 70 years.
Shirley was born March 24, 1949 to Frank and Annie Ronsko. She grew up on the family farm north of Daysland with her younger brothers Jerry, Ron and Cliff. Shirley graduated from the Daysland Highschool then moved to Edmonton to further her education as a nursing aid and then worked at the Daysland Hospital.
In December 1969, she met the love of her life Joe who was drying grain at her family farm. They were married on April 11th the following year and commenced farming on Joes farm in the Spring Lake area. She became a full-time farm wife raising five daughters. She raised her daughters with pride and taught them all aspects of life to the hard work of the farm, the importance of their education, and prepared them to become strong, faithful, noble women in their adulthood. When her grandchildren came, they were the new loves of her life, cherishing all the moments she had with them. The family farm was her life; the grain, the animals, and country living. The farm door was always open to anyone who wanted to stop for a quick hello, stay for some fresh baking, or to discuss the grain market or the price for fats that day on the feeder market. When she wanted to get some time away, her and Joe would take a country drive and often stop for a visit at some friends. She loved her gardening and always took pride in her flower beds. Shirley kept herself busy by running her daughters to sporting events, music lessons, and was an active leader for 4-H beef and sewing for several years. She portrayed her strong catholic faith as being a member of the Spring Lake CWL and taught catechism for a number of years.
Shirley leaves to cherish in her memory her loving husband Joe of 49+ years; five daughters Susan (Robert) Allen of Ottawa, Penney (Mark) Schultz of Stony Plain, Anita Sorenson of Daysland, Sharon (Rick) Adloff of Rosalind, and Wendy (Daymion) Weiss of Daysland; ten grandchildren Daniel, Haesel, Caitlin, Chelsea, Darian, Makenzie, Connor, Keelor, Sasha and Wells; brother Clifford Ronsko of Wildwood; and sisters-in-law Gloria (Jerry) of Camrose and Linda (Ron) of Bawlf. She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Shirley was predeceased by her parents Frank and Annie Ronsko, her brothers Jerry Ronsko of Camrose and Ron Ronsko of Bawlf.
A Funeral Mass was held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from the Our Lady of the Prairies Roman Catholic Church, Daysland with Rev. Carlos Nunez officiating. Inurnment has taken place in the Spring Lake Cemetery.
If family and friends so desire, in lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Shirley's memory may be made to Daysland Hospital Auxiliary, or to the Spring Lake Cemetery Fund.