Shirley Hemeon

Obituary of Shirley Elizabeth Hemeon

Shirley Hemeon

July 4, 1938 – September 24, 2021


It is with great sadness that the family of the late Shirley Hemeon announce her passing at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Centre, Botwood, NL on Friday, September 24th, 2021 at the age of 83 years, with her family by her side.


Predeceased by her husband, Scott, Sons: Keith and Wayne Daughter: Christine, Parents: James & Kathleen Smith, Brother: Kitchener Smith, Sisters: Norma Woodside & Phyllis Yates.


Shirley leaves to mourn her Daughters: Malinda (Dan) Byrne, Wanda (Wayne) Parsons, Cindy, (Barry) Jewer, Laurie (Bill) Gardener, daughter-in-law: Lynette (the late Keith Hemeon) Sisters: Barbara Bishop, Joyce (Bud) Noseworthy, Valda Smith (Bill), Brothers: Wayne (Denise) Smith, Randy (Lisa) Smith and Gary Smith (Linda), Brother-in-law, Beaton Yates, Sister-in-law Gladys Smith; Grandchildren:  Glenn Jones, Tim (Tallyia) Byrne, Jeff (Natasha) Byrne, Shellie Jewer (Chris), Marc Jewer (Megan) Step-Grandchildren: Alexis (Zach) Berkis, Stephanie Gardener (Crissy), Great Grandchildren: Jack, Westyn, Blair, Payton, Max, Joshua, Averie and Yiannis.


Shirley’s greatest joy in life was spending time with her family.  She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother.  The simple pleasures in life brought her great joy.  Anyone who knew her was touched by her kindness, mild temperament, and pleasant personality.  She was a perfectionist who loved to spend  time knitting, sewing, baking and doing her art colouring.   She will be remembered as a strong woman who loved her family unconditionally. 


The family wishes to express sincere thank you to the staff of  the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Care Centre for the love and care shown to our mother.  Also a  thank you to Dr. Lynette Powell who was her family physician for many years.


Lt. Thomas Marsh will conduct the funeral service from the Salvation Army Citadel on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 11 A.M. Interment to follow at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Botwood. Public visitation will take place on Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 7-8:30pm. In addition to the prescribed COVID-19 restrictions, the family are kindly requesting that each person who wishes to visit them at the funeral home to keep their visit 10 minutes or less, in an effort to give each person wanting to visit a chance to see the family. As well, there will be a maxium capacity of 25 people in the visitation room at a time. Thank you for understanding. 

Donations in Shirleys memory can be made to the Salvation Army Citadel, cemetery fund. 

A Memorial Tree was planted for Shirley
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Hoskins Funeral Homes-Botwood