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Shirley A. Coughlin


Shirley A. Coughlin

With sadness and gratitude for a life well lived, we announce the death of Shirley Adeline Coughlin at Central Carleton Nursing Home. She went to be with her Lord on March 17, 2023. Shirley was born in Cloverdale, NB on October 9, 1935. She was the daughter of the late Sam and Alice (Morgan) Webber.

Shirley left home at a very young age to pursue work beginning with CN Telecommunications, working in several offices in NB and NS. Her next employment was with Day and Ross, spending most of her 28 years as a claims adjustor. After her retirement, she was asked to work in McCain’s Public Relations office.

Shirley was actively involved in her community. She was a member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 24 for almost 70 years, with many years spent as secretary/treasurer. She was a canvasser and area co-ordinator for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Shirley served a term on the Board of Directors of the Central Carleton Nursing Home.

She leaves behind her long-time companion, Kenneth (Buddy) Barss, her daughter, Dixie (Terry Jefferson), her sons, Danny (Shaune) and Michael (Leslie) and a brother, Dale (Roberta) Webber. Shirley had five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and nine nieces and nephews. She had a multitude of friends, but three were special: Vera Girvan, Lore Fredstrom and Diane Colson. She also leaves behind her canine companion, Mya. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Harry Coughlin, brother, Lloyd Webber and sister, Greta (Ronald) Reid.

A service of celebration will be held on March 20th, 2023 at the Britton Funeral Home, 2 High Street, Hartland, at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Michael Goodfellow officiating. If you wish, you may visit with Shirley’s family from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The interment will be held in the spring in the Cloverdale Cemetery.

If you wish to remember Shirley with a donation, we suggest the Carleton County Animal Shelter, Central Carleton Nursing Home, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Trinity United Church.

Her family would like to thank the staff of 2 East at URVH, Dr Rudy Stocek and especially the staff of CCNH for their exemplary care of Shirley. 506-375-4343



Service Date
Monday, March 20, 2023
Service Time
1:30 p.m.
Service Location
Britton Funeral Home

Monday, March 20, 2023
Visitation Time
11 am to 1 p.m.
Visitation Location
Britton Funeral Home

Burial Location
Cloverdale Cemetery

Requested Charity
Carleton County Animal Shelter, CCNH, Heart and Stroke Foundation or Trinity United Chruch