passed away peacefully with her family, at Rosebank Lifecare, Ashburton, aged 77years. Dearly loved wife of the late Tony, and much loved mother and mother in law of Alison and Stuart Inwood, Nigel, and Sharon and Andy Stewart. Cherished Grandma of Sarah, Justin, and Kate; Brooke, Maddie, Neve, and Mackenzie; and Charlie. Special thanks to the staff at Rosebank and Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust for their care of Shirley. Donations to the Laura Fergusson Brain Trust would be appreciated and may be made online at http://bit.ly/sathomas1511. Messages to the Thomas family, P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A celebration of Shirley’s life will be held at St Andrews’s Presbyterian Church, Bridge Street, Rakaia on Wednesday November 23, commencing at 1.30pm, followed by private cremation at the Ashburton Crematorium.