Shirley Cuff

Shirley Cuff

After having celebrated her 94th birthday with her daughters, Shirley Mae Cuff (Button) passed away on April 13, 2023.

Shirley was predeceased by the love of her life, her husband of 59 years, Frank Cuff. Also predeceased by her father Herbert E Button, her mother Maud (Robinson) brothers Thomas (Pip) and Robert.

She is survived by her family, Debbi & Brian Gavin, Marilyn Cuff, Marney & Paul Cuff-Eisenbarth (deceased), Trish & Bill Perrin, Chris Cuff & Roger Still and Aleisha Cuff ;  Grandchildren, Jody & Greg, Tim & Rebecca, Todd & Meghan, Craig & Amanda, Charlie, Michael, Emily and Francesca & Cameron ; Great Grandchildren, Thomas, Greyson, Charlotte, Blake and Levi. Also survived by her brother Ray (Dorothy) and numerous nieces and nephews in both Canada and the United States.

Many weddings, birthdays and other celebrations were made that much more beautiful when graced by one of her amazing cakes. She was able to share her cake and chocolate decorating talents while teaching in the Hamilton Wentworth School District Adult Education Night School Program.

Shirley enjoyed her gardens and received a number of Trillium Awards from the Province of Ontario. She had a special love for the birds and small animals that visited her gardens in search of the treats she would leave out.

Her family wishes to thank Dr Robert Basilij as well as Kate and the staff at McVean Lodge in Hanover, for all of the care and attention they have given to our mom. She loved her McVean home and felt safe and cared for. Our mom spoke very highly of you all.

Shirley had many friendships that lasted over the years, in particular with Gillian of Ancaster, Patty of Mildmay and her cousin Deanna. 

To honour her wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date with more information to follow. Internment at Hanover Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the charity of your choice is appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Mighton Funeral Home in Hanover. 

Public Condolences

Oh how I will miss Shirl I loved her so much I loved her sense of humour and her beautiful smile My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with her family She was loved and will be missed dearly ❤️

- Patty Dietz
April 30, 2023

Sorry to hear of your kind mothers passing. One of my favourite memories was of Chris and I returning home from school and the doors were locked. Chris started to call through the window, however, Shirley didn't hear us because she vacuuming, dancing, and singing to a blaring Barry Manilow song.

- Lisa Baytaluk (Miscio)
April 29, 2023

Kayla and I will miss Shirley very much. Always one of our first residents to visit at McVean. She was a pleasure to chat with, so positive in her outlook, and we enjoyed the time spent with her. A truly, lovely person.

- Sue Harrison
April 29, 2023

Marnie and family, I send to you my sincere sympathy, I only met your mom a couple of times but she was a beautiful lady. Hold close to your memories.

- Ellen Cavill
April 23, 2023

To all of Shirley's family,
We're very sorry to hear about your mom. We got to know her after our mom Fern moved in to Maple Court, and became friends with your mom. My mom thought of Shirley as a new best friend during her time there, and after they both moved into Hanover care, mom into the LTC and Shirley next door. We had many fun filled coffee hrs at maple court with the group, over the years. How nice you got to spend her birthday with her before her passing.
With our Sincere Condolences,
Tammy and Charlene McFadden

- Tammy Mcfadden
April 19, 2023

My sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom Marney I only met her a few times along time ago but she seemed like such a sweet soul. Thinking of you.
Jan West

- Jan West
April 19, 2023

Our deepest deepest sympathy Barb and family joe will be missed I remember him singing at our wedding beautiful voice

- Randy and Vicki Dickert
April 19, 2023

Marney and family. So sorry for your loss. Shirley was the sweetest kindest lady. I loved her smile - which very clearly radiates through her girls. Take care xo

- Grace Ann Clarke
April 19, 2023

Our sincere sympathy to you Marilyn and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Luanne and Reg Magwood

- Luanne and Reg Magwood
April 18, 2023

Deepest sympathies as you mourn the loss of your dear mom; grandma. Our thoughts are with you.Ed & Betty Ayerhart

- Ed Ayerhart
April 17, 2023

I'm so sorry to hear that she is gone. It is wonderful to know that she was able to celebrate her 94th with her daughters. I remember her warmth and her & Uncle Frank's beautiful garden"- and of course, the cakes.
I like to think they're together now and gardening. Best wishes and love to all my cousins. M

- Marianne Cuff
April 17, 2023

So very sorry for your loss. Shirley was a lovely lady and made the best chocolates!

- Cathy & Reg Tuttle
April 17, 2023

I am very sorry to hear about Shirley. She was a wonderful lady and I am honoured to have know her.

- Natasha Klages
April 17, 2023

Our deepest sympathy to you Marney and your family. Sounds your mother had a wonderful life and lived to be a great age.

- Paul Heimbecker
April 17, 2023

I had the privilege of knowing your mom when I worked at MCVean Lodge. I retired a year ago. She was a lovely lady and I always enjoyed time spent with her. My sincere condolences to your family

- Jane Watch
April 17, 2023

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