Shirley Quesnel (Shipman)

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Shirley at the Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus on Monday, October 10, 2022.

Beloved wife of Gilbert Quesnel (predeceased). Predeceased by her brothers Clifford, Gerald, Maynard, Gordon and sister Dorothy Shipman (Palombo). Loving Aunt and Godmother to many to the extended family’s of the Shipman’s , the Palombo’s and Melanson’s/Quesnel’s. 


Shirley was a dedicated Christian always willing to attend every family function as a beacon and a matriarch a true gem of a lady as well as a generous philanthropist to many charities.


A lifelong Bank note employee, Shirley kept these lifelong friendships alive with former colleagues weekly at luncheons. Shirley’s happiest moments always revolved around family moments. She will truly be missed and will forever be held in our thoughts. 

Family and friends are invited to visit at Cole Funeral Services & Pinecrest Remembrance, 2500 Baseline Road, Ottawa on Thursday, October 20, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will take place in the Pinecrest Remembrance Chapel on Friday, October 21 at 11:30 a.m.

A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow the service. 

Inurnment to follow at Hope Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 40 Ruskin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4W7.