Shirley-Ann Mitchell-EidemAugust 29, 2017
It is with deep sadness the family of Shirley-Ann Mitchell-Eidem, age 55, announces her sudden passing on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at the Eidem family farm in Stewart Valley, SK. Shirley-Ann was born to Vernon & Candas Mitchell at the former Union Hospital in Swift Current, SK on October 31, 1961. Shirley-Ann grew up in Pennant, SK and attended school there until grade ten, when she moved to Swift Current. After high-school graduation, Shirley-Ann pursued a career as a nurse, which she had wanted to do since grade one. She attended the Kelsey Institute in Saskatoon, SK and graduated in 1981/82. Following her formal training, Shirley-Ann began her career as a LPN with the Swift Current Union Hospital in 1982. A workplace accident in 2004 left Shirley-Ann unable to continue in her chosen profession. Born with a caregiver's spirit, Shirley-Ann found numerous ways beyond nursing to be of service to those she met. That list is likely longer than the extensive friends list on her Facebook page. In the fall of 2003, Dan Eidem, whom she had known since she was six years old, re-entered her life — or perhaps more accurately, Shirley-Ann became his life. Shirley-Ann and Dan spent eight years together in Swift Current prior to their move to the Eidem family farm near Stewart Valley. She demonstrated her personal style in how she decorated their heritage home, which was renovated specifically for her. The interior walls bear written evidence of the love that filled their home. Dan's brother, John, shared the home with them, and they provided genuine loving care for one another. Shirley-Ann's greatest joy in life was spending time with family and friends. She also found great pleasure in caring for the family dogs, Bennet, Wilbe, and Briar. Over the last few years of her life, health issues caused Shirley-Ann to go from caregiver to the one receiving care, she deeply appreciated everything that was done for her and would want special mention of those care providers. Special thanks are extended to Norma Cook, who was at John's side to console him following Shirley-Ann's passing; Troy & Justine Kjos, from the Stewart Valley First Responders; Bob Dyke, from the Swift Current Ambulance; the Home Care providers and Hospital Staff at the Cypress Regional Hospital; Sarah Malchow, Chalane Baker, Don Robinson, Shayla Vickers, and Megan Hamilton from Rexall Pharmacy; and to Gord Klassen, Isabelle Millar, Marlis Singbell and Staff at Dura Products. Apologies to any individuals we have failed to mention by name for services rendered to Shirley-Ann in her past hours of need. Shirley-Ann is survived by her loving husband, Danny Eidem; her brother-in-law, John Eiderm; her sister-in-law, Melody (Glen) Teichrib; her nephew, Evan Teichrib; her niece and several nephews; and by her aunts and uncles, Marlis Bingham, Dean (Reahann) Smith, Lillian Smith, and Joyce Simard. Shirley-Ann was predeceased by her parents; Vernon & Candas Mitchell; and by her brother, George Mitchell.
The Celebration of Life Service for Shirley-Ann Mitchell-Eidem was held on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 2:00pm from East Side Church of God, Swift Current, SK with Stacey Ellertson officiating. The Lord’s Prayer and Psalm 23 were read. Tributes were given by Dan Eidem, John Eidem, Evan Teichrib, Doug Berg, and John Duncan, followed by a photo presentation. In memory of Shirley-Ann, donations made to the Swift Current SPCA or the Dr. Noble Irwin Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
SPCA Swift Current
2101 Knight Crescent, Swift Current SK S9H 0A1
Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation
2051 Saskatchewan Drive, Swift Current, SK, S9H 0X6, AB