Davy,  Shirley Ann

Davy, Shirley Ann

Female 1943 - 1997  (54 years)

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  • Name Davy, Shirley Ann 
    Born 22 Aug 1943  Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 24 Oct 1997  Orillia, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Soldiers Memorial Hospital
    Buried 27 Oct 1997  Orillia, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Saint Andrews and Saint James Cemetery
    Person ID I1322  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Davy, Henry Benjamin,   b. 26 Jan 1900, Lewisham, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1962, Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Lang, Sophia,   b. 2 Nov 1905, Killaly, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1977, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 9 May 1925  Nelson, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F565  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Duncan, Norman Elmer 
    Children 
    +1. Duncan, Edward Norman  [natural]
     2. Duncan, Joanne Lynne  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F571  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Aug 1943 - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Oct 1997 - Orillia, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Oct 1997 - Orillia, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    Davy, Henry Benjamin
    Davy, Henry Benjamin

    Family Crest
    Davy Family Crest
    Davy Family Crest
    Recorded in the spellings of Davis, Davies, Davie, Davy, and others, this is a patronymic surname of Hebrew origins, and much associated with Wales. It means 'the son of David', from the Hebrew male given name meaning "beloved". The name is not recorded in any part of Britain before the Norman Conquest of 1066, and is regarded as being a 'Crusader' introduction. In the 12th century all the parts of Christendom joined in expeditions to free the Holy Land from the infidel. Although all the crusades were militarily unsuccessful, and have remained so to this day, the returning soldiers 'adopted' certain biblical and Greek names, of which David was one, and gave them to their children, particularly their sons. Amongst the very earliest recordings of the given name predating the surnames is that of 'Dauid clericus', (David, the clerk), in the rolls of the county of Lincoln for the year 1150, whilst Richard Davy appears in the Subsidy rolls of Worcester for the year 1275. Further examples include Thomas Dayson in the 1327 Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire, and Richard Davys is listed in the Register of the Freemen of the City of York for the year 1402. An interesting bearer of the name was Sir Thomas Davies (1631 - 1680), a bookseller, who became master of the Stationer's Guild in 1668 and was Lord Mayor of London in 1666, during the Great Fire of London. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John Dauisse, which was dated 1327, in the Subsidy Rolls of the county of Cambridgeshire, during the reign of King Edward 111, known as "The Father of the Navy", 1327 - 1377. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
    Davy Family Crest
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  • Notes 
    • Shirley died Oct 24 1997 after a short illness. Shirley retired from the Bank of Montreal Aug 22 after more than 30 years service for the Bank. On the following day she complained of stomach problems and was scheduled for exploratory surgery. This was postponed for a few days as it was originally scheduled for the day of her retirement celebration hosted by the Bank of Montreal. Her surgery confirmed that Shirley had a tumor, which was partially removed. The tumor weighed 8 pounds and was confirmed as cancerous. After numerous trips to Toronto she could no longer make the arduous journey and was hospitalized in Orilla, where she remained until her death.

      Shirley died within 2 months of her retirement and illness and within 2 weeks of the doctor's prediction that she had 30 days to live. During the last 3 weeks in hospital the nurses and staff called her the " Gracious lady". Not once did she complain of anything despite the fact that she was in tremendous pain and had to be fed morphine continuously.

      On hearing of her doctor's prediction, her family all travelled to Orilla to be with her in her last days. This was a sad time, but Shirley was always coherent and in good spirits and did much to bouy us up. The family was grateful to be able to spend some time with her before she expired and although it is never a good experience we feel and felt it was better to visit her while we could. Shirley died as she lived without complaint and an optimist.