Passed away peacefully on March 15th, 2023, at the age of 71, after an extended illness. Reunited with her loving parents, Rose and Harold Battram of Kingsville. Sister to Terry Anne Wigle (late Jack). Dearest Aunt of Scott (and Sondra) Giles, Kelly (and Ken) Sinclair, and Brother-in-law & good friend Gerry Giles.
Shelly graduated from the University of Guelph (Bachelor of Arts, 1973) and the University of Windsor (Bachelor of Laws, 1976). She was admitted to the Bar in 1978 in Ontario. 1979, New York; 1983, Michigan.
Shelly started her legal career at the Toronto law firm Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt. Then worked at The Canadian Institute and Insight Educational Services before founding her own, very successful business education company, Northwind Professional Institute, which brought together senior representatives from the legal, regulatory, and corporate worlds.
Shelly enjoyed travelling, researching her ancestry, and sharing that knowledge with extended family. She loved flowers, and her garden at her beloved Lakehouse in Kingsville, had a soft spot for animals, especially her dear cat Maggie. Shelly was continually crocheting blankets for all that she knew and read voraciously.
Shelly will be remembered for her ongoing support to the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation to support liver transplant research and the care and comfort of patients and their families, as well as her support and contributions to the building fund for the new Mattawa’s Park in her hometown of Kingsville.
Thank you to the caring staff at The Sumach by Chartwell, Toronto, her medical team, especially Dr. Lilly and Dr. Hogg, and her good friend Ana Ataide for their ongoing care, support, and friendship.
Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on March 27th, 2023, at the Greenhill Cemetery in Kingsville.
Donations in memory of Shelly may be made to her liver transplant fund at TGH (Toronto General Hospital) TGH liver transplant In Memory | Donate Now – UHN Foundation.
Monday, March 27, 2023 10:00am