Shirley Elizabeth Love (nee Eccles)
Passed away at Southlake Regional Health Centre in her 93rd year. She was a loving wife to her predeceased husband, the late Douglas George Love.
A loving and cherished mother to Linda (Peter) Emsley, Kim Love (Mike Hardt) and Doug Love (Wendy Dewsbury). Nana to Eryn Shannon (Colin Carruthers) and Michael Shannon. Great Nana to Loki, Olly and many nieces and nephews. She treasured her special friends, Petra Hardt, Roma Dick, Becky Henderson and Tim Judd.
Momma Love lived an incredibly blessed life and was loved, respected and cherished by so many people. She was always vibrant, humorous, and happy. Especially when she partook in enjoying her favourite TV Shows (The Y&R, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and watching her old movies over and over). She loved living on Lake Simcoe, keeping close to her entire family.
A very joyous period of her life was when she worked at Transportaction Lease Systems. She stayed with them until she was 83 years old as she felt the warmth of her colleagues and had many laughs there.
A special thanks to all the caring and compassionate staff at Southlake Regional Health Centre – Newmarket.
As per her wishes, a private service has been held with her immediate family, and she now rests with her husband Doug – her one love.
In Shirley’s memory donations can be made to: Southlake Regional Health Centre, Shades of Hope (Pefferlaw, ON), Toronto Humane Society or a Charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared on the Cardinal Funeral Home's website.




Prospect Cemetery


October 17, 2023
Judi Cohen
Dear Kim and Family, Sending our deepest condolences on the passing of your dear Mom. We know how much your mother meant to you and how much she was a part of your lives. May her memory be a blessing. ❤️ Love Judi and Lawrence.
October 12, 2023
Betty Maywood
My condolences Kim and family. I have great memories of Mama Love from the Transportaction days and thinking of her certainly brought a smile to my face. She was such a great lady and I loved listening to all her stories she made me laugh every time we would talk. What an amazing lady!
October 09, 2023
Frances Sythes and Family
Condolences Kim and family. Mama Love made life at Transportaction the best, she made it the best job I ever had. We had more laughs and I learnt so many sayings that only mama Love could get away with saying. My family truly loved her!
October 09, 2023
Dave and Edith DaCosta
Sending our Condolences 💐❤️💐🙏. Our prayers are with you
October 06, 2023
Linda Galloway
My condolences Kim to you and the family. Momma Love was a Special Lady who was loved and cherished by all that had the pleasure to work with Shirley at Transportaction. So many fond memories and wonderful conversations. A pure joy to behold. Love creates memories that forever bloom in our hearts.💕
October 06, 2023
Carla Amendola
My deepest condolences to all of you, Mrs. Kim as Bruce called her was the sweetest lady you were honoured to have in your life. She wore her heart on her sleeve and she fought a good fight. May she rest in Peace and May you all cherish the good times that we’re had and know that she will live forever in your hearts. I remember just recently when we were up to Kim and Mike’s place she was encouraging Bruce to keep walking to reach a certain amount of steps. Who in their 90’s cares to do that? Not very many but she did!!! She would out walk him that’s for sure! Capri my granddaughter would often say to me that she was so impressed by how smart she was and would love to see her❤️ She has definitely touched so many and live on in so many! That you can count on! Till we meet again Mrs. Kim my🙏💔
October 06, 2023
Donna &Enzo
Momma Shirl was a kind, sweet and loving soul who we loved dearly. Her sense of humour was one that you wouldn’t expect but would make us laugh. Shirl will be forever in our hearts. Our sincere condolences. Love and Hugs to Linda/Peter, Kim/Mike Doug/Wendy. ❤️💐❤️ Love Donna & Enzo
October 05, 2023
Maria Lesaca
What sad news. My prayers and sincere condolences to you Kim and family. I will always treasure moments shared with Mama Love. I was new to Transportaction and she made me feel at home. She was such a sweet lady. I was so impressed how she carried herself, working full days at 80 years young. I remember telling her, “when I grow up, I want to be just like you! 💕” She was loved by everyone. She will be missed. May she rest in peace.
October 05, 2023
Sandra Soares
My sincerest condolences, to you Kim and family. It was a real blessing working with Mama Love in those memorable days at Transportaction. She brought us so many laughs and stories that I truly treasure my time I had with the great Shirley. My heart is saddened, but know she had a great life with family and friends who loved oh so much. May you find peace and comfort in the memories you have made. Rest in peace Mama Love, I know I will never forget you. xox
October 05, 2023
Jillian & Carlton Montaut
Dear Kim: Memories of your mom will always live with me. She was a dear lady, so helpful and a pleasure to work with. May you and the family be given the strength to bear the loss and may the memories live on with all of you. May her soul rest in peace.