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Shelagh Kirker

Shelagh  KIRKER

KIRKER Shelagh (née Ennis) Died peacefully aged 96 on 1 April 2020 at Brendon Care, Winchester. After wartime service as an WAAF officer, she married Ralph Kirker and lived in Nigeria until 1961. Coming, alone, to Winchester that year in search of a new life she worked for the 2nd Master of Winchester College and then as Matron of Turners. She loved Winchester, restoring two 17c cottages in St Thomas Street, living life full of energy, determination, style, and good humour. A memorial and celebration will be held.



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    I am so sorry to hear that Mrs Kirker has passed on but glad that she had a very good long life with such care at the end. My memories of Shelagh go back to the 1970s, and her making a new young family in St Thomas Street welcome. It was a good community with some very impressive ladies who had lived in the Empire and been through the war, experiences we can barely imagine. Shelagh made life fun. Thank you!
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