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Obituaries: Shirley Roberts (Roscali)

Obituaries: Shirley Roberts (Roscali)

We are sad to announce the death of Shirley Roberts (Roscali) 28.12.17

Shirley was a forceful and memorable figure around the showring with her auburn hair in a topknot and was a driving force behind the formation of the first Italian Spinone Club in the UK. Shirley and her husband Bill were keen to see the improvement of the Italian Spinone , although her first foray into the world of showing was with Wolfhounds in the early 1980's. Under the Roscali affix several dogs were to become Show Champions including Roscali Andrea, Roscali Pedro and Roscali Lucilla at Leytereos. Shirley was thrilled to Judge her beloved Italian Spinoni at Crufts 2000.
Bill sadly died several years ago and in her later years Shirley was cared for in a nursing home before suffering pneumonia and passing on at the end of 2017.
Shirley leaves behind a son and her close family of her sisters.

Funeral/Celebration of Life Details:
A humanist & green ceremony is to be held on
Monday 8th of January @ 1pm.In accordance with Shirley's wishes.

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  1. Lilyeyre

    Hi my name is Dionne and I’m the niece of Shirley Roberts husband Bill. His sister Yvonne is my mum. I have wonderful memories of my Uncle Bill and Auntie Shirley visiting my family with the wolf hounds Jake and Boz when I was younger. Sadly our families lost touch some years ago after my Uncle Bill passed away, but I have always thought of her and I’m saddened to hear of her passing away. I don’t know if her family or friends will see this but I wanted to say how sad I am to hear this and that I never got the chance to see her again over the years. Dionne x

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