Shirley Anne Follett

May 10, 1946 to August 12, 2018


Passed suddenly yet peacefully at home on August 12, 2018. God has welcomed her home with warm and loving arms.  As much as our hearts are breaking, we know Shirley struggles no more.  Predeceased by her parents Frank and Margaret Follett, brother Frank Follett, and sisters-in-law Neng Follett and Rita Quinlan.  Leaving with precious memories daughter Sharon Culleton, sons Bruce Culleton (Kathy) and Keith Culleton (Michelle); much loved and adored grandchildren Hayley, Mickayla, Sebastian and Ellouise; sister Mary Taillon (Guy), and Edward Follett (Gail); her children’s father Les; many nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends; special friends Kay, John, and Tim; and two furry friends Oliver and Meeko.  Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Allison Drover who cared for mom with much love and tenderness.  Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Tuesday, August 14 and Wednesday, August 15 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral Mass will be held from Mary Queen of Peace, 135 Torbay Road, on Thursday, August 16 at 11 a.m. with interment to follow at St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Cemetery, Whitbourne.

We love you to the moon and back! xoxoxo



2-4 p.m. on August 14, 2018

7-9 p.m. on August 14, 2018

2-4 p.m. on August 15, 2018

7-9 p.m. on August 15, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Thursday August 16th

Mary Queen of Peace, 135 Torbay Road

Interment to follow at St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Cemetery, Whitbourne

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Sharon Bruce Keith, So very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. She will always be with you. Tina Noseworthy Anthony

To Sharon, Keith, Bruce & your extended families. I am so sorry to hear that your sweet mom has passed away. I remember all the nights I babysat you guys while your mom & dad enjoyed dances at the parish hall! May she Rest In Peace and rise in glory. May you be comforted by your memories of better days. Sincerely Rosemary (Gushue) Henderson

Our sincere condolences to the children and family as you remember your beloved mother at this sad time. Ed and I met Shirley in Wabush in 1966 and our friendship was instant and memorable. We have wonderful memories of those days and although we only saw her a few times after we left, we remember the beautiful young girl who was loved by all who met her. Soar with the angels sweet friend. We will always remember you. May her precious children always treasure the memories of their beautiful Mother. To Les, Mary and Guy – our sincere condolences.

Sharon and Hayley, Bruce, Keith, Les and families….
My love and prayers with all of you through this most difficult time. I have so many amazing memories growing up with your family. She was indeed another Mom to me.
Treasure your memories…..share your memories…laugh, cry, smile through your stories and fond memories….she will remain forever in your hearts.
💔 Anita (Hunt) Ward

Thinking of you all . Our heartfelt condolence . May God bless you all and help you through this difficult time. Her memories will always live on through her children and grandkids.

Our deepest sympathy had the pleasure of meeting her on a couple of occasions great lady

God bless

Fraser Senior and Maxine Stacey

Thinking of you during this sad time.

Keith, Sharon,Bruce and family.

We are thinking of you all at this sad time, no words can make your loss less hurtful. We have very found memories of your mom and we will always remember her caring smile. May your precious memories which will live on in your hearts forever, help you through this difficult time. Lorraine (Rose) & Gerry

Sharon and Keith……….so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was such a sweet, kind person and an awesome neighbor! My daughter Sarah thought the world of her. We will miss her dearly. Treasure your memories and take comfort in the fact that she is at peace now.

Princelene, Nelson and Sarah

Sharon, I was so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your mom.
There are no words to explain the sadness I feel for you and your family. It is never easy to say goodbye to those we love, or to explain the extreme void that is left with us.
While saying goodbye, acknowledge and celebrate the role she played in your lives, in your families and in your home.. Think of the wonderful days you shared together, for she will have a lasting impact on your life. Remember and cherish those memories with a smile.
Although I never met your mom, I can certainly see your beautiful smile in her face.
Always remember……”Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear.”
She will always be with you Sharon. Loving memories last forever.
I extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family and send you hugs, support and prayers to strengthen you in the days ahead.
God Bless
Love Mary Snelgrove, Goose Bay

Sharon and Halley,

So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother (grandmother). May those warm, funny, and wild moments of times together provide some solace.

Sharon,Bruce, Keith and families, I was so saddened to hear of your mom’s passing.. I spent most of grade nine living at your house and I remember your mom as one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met. She was so full of love for her family and the kindest gentlest most genuine person ever. She also had such a great sense of humour that I enjoyed so much. She was always the same way and always had that most beautiful smille on her face. May you all treasure your precious memories and know she will always be with you.
Hugs…….RIP Aunt Shirley

Sharon, Bruce and Keith

We are saddened to hear of your mother’s sudden passing. We became friends at Wabush in 1965 and had many nice times together. When we moved back to the island in 1970, we lived at Whitbourne for awhile and still remained good friends. Things changed over the years and we, kind of, grew apart but I thought of her often. The last time we chatted was at Walmart where she recognized my voice from the next aisle and quickly came over to me. What a lovely surprise!
May your precious memories help get you through this most difficult time.

Culleton Family,

Thinking about you during this time, very sad to hear about the passing of your mom. I have many fond memories of her.

Culleton Family,

We were saddened to hear of Shirley’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Sharon, Bruce, Keith and Family!
We are so sad to hear about the passing of your Mom! She was a wonderful individual who made the world a better place. We extend our deepest sympathy to you all. Rest In Peace Shirley and may God give you all the strength as you deal with the days ahead.

sorry for your loss of a nice person rip

We were saddened to hear of Shirley’s passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. We extend our deepest sympathy to all of you. Peter and Margaret Delahunty.

My heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your mother, grandmother, and to all the family. Thinking of you at this time.

It was with great sadness that we heard of Shirley ‘s passing .She was a great friend and co-worker for many years .To all her family we extend our very deepest sympathy.Take Care and treasure your memories . RIP, Shirley .

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Follett and Culleton Families on Shirley’s passing. I have very fond memories of Shirley and her Family in our younger years. God Bless and RIP Shirley.

Bruce, Kathy and all the family!
So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

All our love,

John,Cathy and the Savoie Family

Our deepest condolences to all the families this has affected. It is never easy to let go of a loved and cherished one. May God give you strength to see you through this very sad and hard time.
Blessings, love and light to you all.

Debbie and Camille Low
Orillia, Ontario

Sharon, Bruce, Keith & families: So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing – a terrible shock. She was a dear and special friend. Really, she was like one of our family. We all have very special memories of Shirley and the many kindnesses she extended towards us while my family was growing up. She was a remarkable person and a light has gone from our lives. We will miss you. Rest in peace my friend.

to the Follett family. We have very fond memories of your Mom sister and grandmother. She was a lovely Lady. our deepest Sympathies.

Sharon, Bruce, Keith and family;
Oh god guys, sorry to hear of this news. I always thought of your mom as my second mom growing up. She was a great lady. Sorry, I’m having a hard time writing this, knowing what you are going through. You guys are in my thoughts and I’m sending prayers to send you the strength to get through these next few days. I believe that Heaven just got another angel. RIP Shirley. Love you much.

Sharon, Keith , Bruce and families ,

So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing . I’ll always remember her as a kind , beautiful lady with a sweet smile . Know others are thinking of you at this sad time .

Shona & Terry Rose

To Keith, Michelle and Mickayla,

We are so saddened by Shirley’s sudden passing and wish we were close by to support you guys at this time. Shirley was always one for a laugh, we will miss her special sense of humor at our future gatherings. Sharon, Bruce, Hayley and family, rest assured you are constantly in our thoughts and prayers.

So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. Many years ago I remember we use to put on turkey teas and garden party dinners up in the Parish Hall, we would all enjoy a good laugh and Shirley was right their with us! Rest In Peace Shirley!

Sharon, Hayley and family, we are so sorry for your loss. There is nothing as precious as the love of a parent, grandparent of child. When Holy Mary said that our children are only on loan to us, it’s at this age that we realize the same applies to our parents. Prayers and hugs for both of you and the rest of your family, especially your Mom, Sharon. Love Noeleen, Phil and Jordan

Hugs thoughts and prayers to sharon and all your family. Love from your Prince George BC Duckies ❤️❤️❤️

Sharon ,Keith Bruce so sorry to hear of your moms passing . I have fond memories of your mom she always had that great smile …R.I.P. Shirley

My thoughts and prayers are with you rip shirlley sally Vokey nee phillips from rockey river……

Growing up, we made the long trek across Canada a few times from Fort McMurray to Whitbourne, not easy let me tell ya! But no matter the days in the car and on the boat and in the car again, there was always a warm, loving, welcome at Aunt Shirl’s place. Fresh berries in cream, picked right out of the yard, that dog Bert, that hated us all but loved Aunt Shirley something fierce, hugs, and kisses, and unconditional love poured from her. When we moved there briefly when I was about 11 or 12, it was like I was one of hers, and one of Aunt Gails and Uncle Ed’s too, and one of Nan and Paps of course, because in this family, you always are as loved as the rest, no matter the distance. No matter what may be happening for her, she always had love to give to me whenever I saw her, or spoke with her, always. I wish I could have seen her more, spoke with her more, I’ll miss her so very much. Aunt Shirley, please give Dad a big hug and kiss from his kid, He will be so happy to have you there with him.
Love you all forever and always. Xoxo

Shirley, may you rest in pease forevermore.
What a Loving Mother and Grandmother you were, you were even a pretty good mother in law, kind and generous.

Sharon,Bruce and Keith
Please accept our deepest sympathy
Our thoughts and prayers are with you tonight
Celebrate you mom’s life and love for each of you.
We offer strength to get through this difficult time.
Love, Don and Bernice Jenkins

I’m very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I knew Shirley a long time ago and haven’t seen her in years but I remember her a very warm and friendly person. My thoughts are prayers are with you all. May she rest in peace………………God bless!

Keith, Michelle and Mickayla

So sorry to hear. Our thoughts are with you all and we’re here if you need anything.

So sorry for your loss, treasure your precious memories!

So sorry to hear of Shirley passing. A friend from childhood. Rest In Peace Shirley.

Condolences to the family and heartfelt sympathy.

Stella (Mercer) Schinnour
Ottawa, ON

Sharon,Bruce and Keith,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this very sad time. Your Mom will never be far as she will always be in your hearts and in the memories you will cherish.

Maver &. Paul Kennedy

Sharon, Bruce, Keith and families
Shocked to hear of your Mom’s passing.
Such a beautiful, kind, gentle person whom I had the privilege to work with for many years.
So many great memories of that time.
Our hearts go out to you all. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
Rest in Peace my friend.. ❤️
Another bright star in our sky!!!⭐️

Our mothers love us like no one else ever does. Shirley loved her children so much! Sharon, Bruce, Keith and all the grandchildren, I am sending many hugs and wishes for warm memories of a truly loving mother.

Sharon, Bruce and Keith,

I am deeply saddened and very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. I have many fond memories of your Mom, many laughs were had and I was always so excited to see her. She was full of so much love and she made me feel special. When I was a child she would come to our house to visit and I loved telling her the lastest news and getting a cup of tea and little snack ready for her. She let me have a treat when Mom said no, Lol!! Going to visit Shirley meant I would have the pleasure of a fresh peice of homemade bread…yummy!! Your Mom is love and her heart was pure gold and even tho we won’t be able to physically see her, spiritually she’ll never disappear. You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you find your peace and new life path!!

Sharon, Bruce and Keith,
I’m so sorry to hear of Aunt Shirl’s passing. I have many fond memories of your mom that I will always cherish. Thinking of you and your families. ❤️

Sharon, Keith, and Bruce,
I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I remember her as a good friend and neighbour during our time in Whitbourne. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. (((((Hugs)))))
Jim & Renee Hannam

Let her soul sail upon us and her love warmly soar as she will always have us under her loving wings.
God blessed us with your soul.