Shirley Elizabeth Forbes (27 May 1946 - 8 Feb 2019)

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Location
Huddersfield Crematorium Fixby Road Huddersfield HD2 2JF
Date
11th Mar 2019
Time
1.15pm
Funeral Director
Radcliffe Funeral Service, Honley

Funeral Reception

Location
The Foresters ArmsMoor BottomHonleyHD9 6DN
Date
11th Mar 2019
Time
2.30pm

On Friday 8th February 2019, suddenly but peacefully at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Shirley passed away aged 72 years. Formerly of Meltham and Moldgreen, Shirley was a loving partner of Phil, a much loved mum to Tracy and Dena, a proud and devoted grandma of Robbie, Nathan, Billy, Bethany and Charlie, a lifelong sister of Elsie, a special auntie to many and a wonderful friend to so many more whose lives she touched with her kindness, generousity and courageous spirit.

Family flowers only please. Instead, donations if wished may be given for Kirkwood Hospice c/o Radcliffe Funeral Service, 16 Westgate, Honley, Holmfirth, HD9 6AA, via a donation box that will be made available at the service, or through the "Just Giving" link on this website. Will friends please accept this invitation and meet at the crematorium.

In celebration of Shirley's love for her beautiful garden and flowers, please feel free to dress in bright colours and do not feel restricted to black and white. However, for those wishing to observe traditional funeral dress, you are more than welcome to wear whatever you choose and will be equally welcome.

Please feel free to add your personal messages, candles and photos.

Debbie Lynch donated £10 in memory of Shirley

Thinking of you all on the loss of your gorgeous Mum, sister, grandma and friend to many. Also to Phil at this sad time xx

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My beautiful mum

My beautiful mum

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Shirley working at Jerseycraft 1960's

Shirley working at Jerseycraft 1960's

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  • Her first job, she worked with Myra (her mum) sisters Helen and Elsie, best friends Patricia, Carole and Marilyn in the 60's

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  • Patricia provided the picture and tells me that's P J Proby in the background!

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Phil the dog lover!!!                                                                                 I've put this up for Shirley, she took it 2 days before she died to take the mick out of Phil, the love of her life x

Phil the dog lover!!! I've put this up for Shirley, she took it 2 days before she died to take the mick out of Phil, the love of her life x

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Love you Grandma

Love you Grandma

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Shirley again on holiday with Patricia and Carole

Shirley again on holiday with Patricia and Carole

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Love you grandma

Love you grandma

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Shirley as Patricia's bridesmaid 1965                                                                                                                                                                              Photo provided by Patricia

Shirley as Patricia's bridesmaid 1965 Photo provided by Patricia

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Shirley, Patricia and Carole 50 odd year on.                                                                                                                                                                                 Photo provided by Patricia

Shirley, Patricia and Carole 50 odd year on. Photo provided by Patricia

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Shirley and her life long best friends Patricia and Carole 1960's                                                                                                                                                                   picture provided by Patrici

Shirley and her life long best friends Patricia and Carole 1960's picture provided by Patrici

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Jade Neary donated £10 in memory of Shirley

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shirley said to me this pic was taken when she was 16  what a stunner never changed  still a stunner Shirley entered a room heads turned xxx

shirley said to me this pic was taken when she was 16 what a stunner never changed still a stunner Shirley entered a room heads turned xxx

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Shirley’s party

Shirley’s party

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If only we could turn back time xx

If only we could turn back time xx

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  • She only looks about 10!!!, what a great picture x

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Patricia Paradise wrote

A true friend lasts a lifetime and it only seems like yesterday our lifetime began.

Thank you Shirley for all the fun and laughter and all the happy memories. Most of all , thank you for your friendship, you will leave a huge whole in all our hearts.

A wonderful friend
A caring mother and grandmother
A loving partner

We will never meet up again Shirley, but I know when I close my eyes..... you are right by my side.

Patricia

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Wales again, I'm the one that looks like the village idiot!!!

Wales again, I'm the one that looks like the village idiot!!!

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Wales again, I'm the one that looks like the village idiot!!! x

Wales again, I'm the one that looks like the village idiot!!! x

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In Wales for Sara's 30th birthday, January 2003 x'

In Wales for Sara's 30th birthday, January 2003 x'

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Elsie Armitage donated £11 in memory of Shirley

What a privilege its been to have had Shirley as my sister and best friend. We've laughed, danced and cried together down the years and much much more. She's always looked out for me and one of my abiding memories is being about 5 years old and Shirley pinning a much bigger boy up against a lamp post and telling me to punch him (he'd been picking on me) Needless to say he never hit me again!!!
My beautiful Shirley was kind, loving, strong, fearless and brave and I'm going to miss her terribly and I hope that where ever she's gone she's partying with Mum, Dad, Helen and Big Al.... Sleep tight xxx

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  • And not forgetting her dear friend Karen x

    Posted by Elsie on 12/02/2019 Report abuse
  • And how could I forget Mary and Derek x

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