Shirley "Pearl" Marie Sherman-Brittain
Shirley "Pearl" Marie Sherman-Brittain - 67, passed away on Friday, April 30, 2021 surrounded by her daughters and son-in-law. Many will remember her as the friendly lady from Sobeys who knew everything about and genuinely cared for her customers. She was that, and so much more. A free spirit, nothing could stop her once she made up her mind. As a young girl, even when grounded, Shirley would tell her parents "I’m going to the dance Saturday night at the Fire Hall, and you can’t stop me." Her whimsical and child-like sense of wonder made her believe anything was possible. She saw the best in everyone and everything. Family was a cornerstone of Shirley’s life, and she was intentional in ensuring her family felt loved. She had fond memories of growing up on Bains Road in Canning, surrounded by family. She was close with her siblings, Eugene, Gloria, and Robert, and loved getting together for holidays and summer gatherings. Everywhere she took her daughters, she would point out another cousin or relative. It was a source of pride to have such a large family that was so close and connected. Shirley had a unique ability to cultivate deep friendships with people regardless of distance or length of time she had known them. She saw her friends as family, and somehow found time to have numerous "best friends". She looked forward to spontaneous road trips and overnights with her girls at cottages and beaches and of course, endless games of rummy. Even though she was a little scared of the water, she always loved being near lakes and the ocean. Her daughters, Anastasia and Katrina, are thankful to have received her sense of silliness and spontaneity. Along with her smile, laughter and witty one-liners, they fondly remember her singing and dancing with them, and piling into the car for long days at the beach - her favorite place to be. Everyone will remember her as a ray of sunshine, and we mourn the loss of this brilliant light that faded all too soon. There will be no visitation or funeral service at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to Hope for Wildlife. Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. Online condolences and inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.