Sherley Diana Dugas
It is with great sadness the family of Sherley Diana Dugas, 79, formerly of Weymouth, recently of Kentville, announce her passing in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, on Friday, July 2, 2021. Born in Timmins, ON, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Bertha (Cloutier) Lampkin.
Sherley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and foster mother. She had many jobs throughout her life, she was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, worked as a bookkeeper, inventories, and at the RMV – after returning to school at the age of 50 to receive her grade 12 diploma. Her most loved and appreciated career was running a foster home with her husband, Melvin. She raised many children over the years and each child that entered her home was given love and exceptional care, for however long she would have them. Sherley was the most happy, positive person. She was always singing and smiling; and making sure her family was cared for and supported. Her favourite song was "You are my Sunshine" – a tribute to the amount of love that poured from her daily.
In addition to her husband, Melvin Dugas, she is survived by her son, François Laverdure (Nathalie Grégoire); daughters, Tracey (Steven) Barr, Nicole Dugas and Melanie (Donald) MacKay; grandchildren, Jeffery, Dominic, Valerie, Gabrielle, Zachary and Andrew; great-grandson, Barrett; sisters, Mary-Jane Dupré, Marcelle Lampkin, Carole (Gilbert) Dion, Carmen Lampkin and Johane Baril; brother, Réjean "Dino" Lampkin; and sister-in-law, Terese Godbout. She was predeceased by her brother, Richard "Bob" Lampkin; and brother-in-law, Jean-Yves Dupré.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Sherley’s life will be held at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to Diabetes Canada or the Victorian Order of Nurses – Annapolis Valley. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line condolences and inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.
"You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away"