Shirley Hill

HILL, Shirley Ann Gail
(nee Inkster) (a.k.a. “Squirrel”)
April 5, 1952 – March 27,2022

Shirley Hill passed away Sunday, March 27, 2022, following a courageous battle with Cancer. Shirley was predeceased by the love of her life, her husband Terry, in November 2019, and her father, Les Inkster, in October 2017. Shirley is survived by her mother, Edna Inkster; four sons, Richard Hill (Janeen), Michael Hill (Tatianna), Patrick Hill (Sylvia), and JT Hill (Christine); brother, Jim Inkster (Wendy Wheeler); nine grandchildren; one niece; a great-niece; and one nephew. Shirley had three main passions: Teaching, Faith, and most important, Family. Shirley taught for a total of 48 years, most with Calgary Board of Education. She valued education and had completed her B. Ed and Master’s Degree. As a teacher, counsellor, and AP, she was gifted at not only working with students, but also their families and supported lifelong learning and development. She worked with a diverse population of students and was successful in helping them meet their goals. Shirley sustained incredible faith, courage, and strength throughout her life.

Shirley so loved her family and the fellowship through the years, celebrating all holidays and birthdays. Shirley enjoyed cooking family dinners, gardening flowers and herbs, pickling beets, pickles, and making jam. Her home was always decorated with seasonal décor including a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Shirley was a member of the Stampede Queens’ Alumni and was a Stampede Princess in 1971. She has been a volunteer for the Stampede in excess of 50 years. She was an avid Calgary Stampeder fan, rarely missing a game. Many thanks for all the kindness shown to Shirley by close friends, particularly Melita Bishop, and the splendid professional care Shirley received at Tom Baker (Dr. Card) and staff at Agape’. 
At Shirley’s request, there will be no formal Service. In Shirley Hill’s memory, donations to the Alberta Children’s Hospital would be appreciated and can be made online. To view and share photos, condolences and memories of Shirley, please visit
Published on April 2, 2022