Shirley Scragg

Obituary of Shirley Scragg

Shirley was the first of eleven children born to William and Annie Spademan on June 7, 1935.  She passed away peacefully at the Victoria Hospital on July 14, 2023, with her family by her side.  Shirley grew up with her Mom, Dad and siblings in Claytonville.  She married the love of her life John Scragg, and to that union five children were born.  They held barn dances and were always willing to help friends and neighbours at a moments notice.  They had the first automobile and TV in Claytonville.  They enjoyed visiting friends and playing kaiser.  Farming together for 31 years allowed Shirley much enjoyment.  She could always be found planting a huge garden, canning, milking cows and raising livestock.  Shirley enjoyed making fudge and toffee for her siblings, and especially her famous chocolate cake! She was an excellent seamstress and wore out a few sewing machines making outfits for her children, grandchildren and her first-born nieces Jill, Faye, and Lily who she held close to her heart her entire life.  Shirley worked as a cook one summer for an archaeologist camp.  She enjoyed playing bingo and kaiser and recently started playing kaiser again which gave her much pleasure.


Left to celebrate a life well lived are her children, Lloyd Scragg, Esther (Bruce) Dempster, Irene Scragg, Alan (Lani) Scragg, and Kevin (Kerry) Scragg; her grandchildren, Dana (Mike) Johnson, Scott (Letitia) Dempster, Ryan (Shannon) Scragg, Kelly (Megan) Scragg, Amber Scragg, Jonathan Scragg and Megan Scragg; her siblings, Rosemary MacDonald of Steep Creek, Bob (Marie) Spademan of Prince George, Heather (Bob) Bunton of Sydney, Australia, Elizabeth McCarthy of Saskatoon, C. Joseph (Penny) Spademan of Calgary, Ethel (Donald) MacLeod of Steep Creek, Bertha Given of Prince Albert, Art Spademan of Garden River and Sandy (Margriet) Spademan of Prince Albert; as well as  numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Shirley was predeceased by her parents William and Annie Spademan, an infant brother, Clifford, her first husband John Scragg in 1983, his parents John and Elizabeth Scragg, her second husband Clarence Neilson; Irene’s partner, Algar Thiessen; her brothers-in-law, Richard McCarthy and James MacDonald; her sisters-in-law, Gaye Spademan, Edith Scragg and Ann Channon; her nephews, Bobby McCarthy and Douglas Channon; and her nieces, Kimberly Spademan and Helen Anderson.


The family would like to give their thanks to the doctors and nurses on the 6th floor of the Victoria hospital for their kindness, compassion and exceptional care of our mother and to the Staff of Mont St. Joseph Home, her residence for the past 3 years.


A Private Family Service will be held. In lieu of other tributes, donations in memory of Shirley may be made to the Rose Garden Hospice, Box 2092, Prince Albert, SK, S6V 1E0.  Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lorne Adams, Funeral Director, Prince Albert, SK 306-763-3322




Beau "Lac" Funeral Home Chapel
300B 300 Marquis Road West
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada


St. Mary's Cemetery
1308 5th Ave E
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
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