The death of Mrs. Shirley Joyce Strain (Dunn), 77 years, of Humboldt, SK occurred at Humboldt District Hospital on July 12, 2011 surrounded by her family. Shirley was born to William and Isabel Dunn in Ellisboro, Saskatchewan on May 7, 1934. She received her elementary and high school education in Ellisboro & Wolseley Schools. Shirley attended Normal School to attain her teaching certificate and then taught in the rural schools in that area. On August 21, 1954 Shirley married Robert Strain at Wolseley, SK. Together they moved to many locations throughout Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Soon they became a growing family with four children. Their final move brought them to Humboldt in 1977 where Bob managed the Revelstoke Lumber Yard. Shirley loved to be with people, she worked at various jobs and volunteered in many places. She volunteered at the Good Neighbor Store, the Hospital Auxiliary, and the Legion Auxiliary. She was very giving of her time and of herself. Shirley was a very social person and liked to be busy going places, doing things and helping others. Her sense of humour was something to be envied, always enjoying a good laugh with others. She belonged to the bridge club and thoroughly enjoyed playing cards. Games were another of her pastimes and scrabble was a game she enjoyed playing with her grandchildren. Horseracing was another pastime that Shirley enjoyed. Shirley kept herself busy golfing during the summer and curling during the winter. She was a good friend and participated in many activities with her friends. Robert and Shirley had the opportunity to travel, with Ireland and Alaska being two of their favorite destinations. Shirley had many good friends but family was the most important part of Shirley's life - she loved being a grandmother and being with her family whenever the opportunity was there to watch their activities and to give them support. Shirley will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her three children, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild: Wendy (Barry) Whitehouse and family, Jeff, Susan, Chad and Travis and his son Liam, all of Saskatoon; Lori (Kirk) Johb of LeRoy and sons, Adam of Biggar and Myles of LeRoy; and Brad (Debbie) Strain and son, Robbie all of Saskatoon; her brother Glen Dunn of Regina; her brothers-and-sisters-in-law: Raymond (Eve) Strain of Calgary; Ellen Hanson of Lumsden; Francis Perry of Regina and Jim (Gail) Strain of Calgary; and numerous nieces and nephews. Shirley was predeceased by her husband Robert (2009) & her son Rob (1974), her parents William & Isabel Dunn, brother Ken (Arlette) Dunn, sister-in-law Rose Dunn, brothers-in-law Oscar Hanson & Mel Perry and parents-in-law Robert & Ola Strain. A Funeral Service was held on Friday, July 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Humboldt officiated by Rev. Canon Wayne Sturgess. Others taking part in the service were: organist, Kathy Wolfe; readers, Susan Parenteau and Kirk Johb; eulogists, Shirley's grandsons - Jeff, Adam, Myles and Robbie; and memorial table attendants, Jen and Murray Weninger. An honor guard was formed by the Legion Ladies Auxiliary and honorary pallbearers were "All those who shared in Shirley's life". Interment will follow at a later date at the Central Butte Cemetery. Memorial donations in Shirley's memory may be directed to the Humboldt District Hospital Foundation or the John Dolan School, 3144 Arlington St., Saskatoon S7J 3L5. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt, SK.