Retired Tiger-Cat administrator passes:
SHIRLEY ELLEN FRIDAY (NEE KERR) FRIDAY, Shirley Ellen (nee Kerr) It is with a heavy heart that the Friday family announces the passing of a wonderful person, Shirley Ellen Friday (Kerr), at home on Wednesday, June 16, 2010. Predeceased by her father Edward, mother Ellen and sister Jean. She leaves behind her devoted husband and best friend of 54 years, Albert, her two loving sons Stephen and Gregg and their wives Carmela and Angela, and her most precious grandchildren Robert, Andrea, Michael, Jake and Amanda. She will be sadly missed by her best friends Arlene Gardener and Arlene Kovacs. Shirley worked for 26 years with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, with football greats including Jake Gaudaur, Ralph Sazio, Joe Zuger and several head coaches. Shirley was a mentor and den mother to many of the players and staff members of the club. The family will receive friends at the MARKEY DERMODY FUNERAL HOME, 1774 King Street East (at Kenilworth) on Saturday, June 19th from 7-9 p.m. and on Sunday, June 20th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Eugene’s Catholic Church (232 Queenston Rd.) on Monday, June 21st at 11 a.m. with interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery to follow. With always a kind word, a shoulder to cry on and her famous hug, she will be missed by all who knew her. She had a wonderful life shared by so many and none appreciated this more than her loving family and dear husband Al. In the words of Jimmy Buffet from one of her favourite songs, “Oh Darlin’ it’s been a Lovely Cruise?