It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Shirley Helen Edna (Dove) Power on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney.
Born on June 19, 1937 in Grand Falls, NL, Shirley grew up and spent her life in Cape Breton and was the daughter of the late Pleman and Mae (Hale) Dove.
Shirley is survived by her husband, Max Legge; sons, Brian, Blaine and Bobby Anthony; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Gloria, Viola, Nena and Georgina; brothers, David, Gary, Ron, Lorne, Ralph and Kevin.
Besides her parents, Shirley was predeceased by her siblings, Rick, Pauline, Wayne, Eddie, Frederick and Wilson, as well as the father of her children, Ross Anthony.
Memorial service to celebrate the life of Shirley Power will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.) Whitney Pier on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 2 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Rev. Harold Sparkes officiating. Private family interment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Shirley, may be made to the local charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Condolences on the loss of your mother. Our prayers are with you all at this time.
From: John and Christina Higgins and Chris and Linda Kieley
Deeply saddened to learn of Shirley’s passing. Many memories of South Bar. My sincere condolences at your loss. Sincerely, Harold Pretty, Ottawa, ON
From: Harold Pretty
With a passing comes a sadness which is preparation for the future to those who keep Faith.
Take Heart, Dear friends, we must all follow the same road, to meet again.
From: Ben & Karen MacLean
Brian, Blane, Bobby, Spouses, Max, Grandchildren & The Dove family.
So sorry for your loss, my thought & prayers are with you all, wish I could be there,
Absent from the body present with the Lord.
She is now at rest.
God Bless, Much Love
Lily (Dove) Petten
I loved her so much. She was a very special lady and aunt. My love and prayers are with those who are left behind and my sorrow is made lighter knowing I will see her again in Heaven one day! Xoxo Shawna (Kevin & family)
So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
So sorry for your loss. When anyone passes from down home it touches my heart. even though I might not have known you, I’ve always had a place in my heart for all Cape Bretoners
To my Dove family. My deepest sympathies.
My heart is heavy for your loss of a love one! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
My heart felt condolences to Shirley’s family.
Shirley was definitely one of our family too. Her love for my parents was so meaningful.
Shirley will be missed by so many.
Sending a big hug to brothers, sisters, boys and Max.
Until we meet again
Bonnie & Allan Gallant
I To Shirley’s sons, Brian, Blaine, and Bobby: I had a short conversation with Shirley about 20 years ago while she was in Truro. Always think of you boys and Shirley. I am praying you all will be comforted by knowing she is at rest! <3