Shirley Fenby Hosch, formerly of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, May 8th, at the age of 96. She was born on April 20, 1922 in Edmonton, Alberta, and moved to the U.S. during World War II to work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio. It was there that she met her future husband, Walter Edward Hosch of Gainesville, Georgia. Prior to their marriage in 1949, she proudly became a United States citizen, yet always maintained pride in her Canadian heritage. As a young woman, her hobbies included playing the violin and painting, while in later years she enjoyed knitting, playing bridge, and creating exquisite petit-point and cross-stitch pictures. Most of all, however, she loved watching her grandsons, Chris and Brett, play soccer, and countless happy hours were spent at their games. Shirley was known by her family and friends to have a tender heart, especially for animals, yet with a remarkable strength of character. With her passing, Heaven surely got a little sweeter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed, and is survived by the following: son Edward Coleman Hosch of Monroe; son Norman Ralph Hosch and daughter-in-law Kathy Cheek Hosch of Suwanee; daughter Miriam H. Niemira of Ellijay; grandson Patrick Hosch and Danielle Hosch of Richlands, NC; granddaughter Heather H. Brookshire and Shawn Brookshire of Monroe; granddaughter Erin K. Hosch of Grayson; grandson Chris Niemira of Cumming; grandson Brett Niemira of Cumming, and greatgranddaughter Audrey Hosch of Richlands, NC.
In lieu of flowers, the family would request a donation be made in Shirley’s honor to the Humane Society or to Lanier United Methodist Church in Cumming. A graveside service is planned for 11:00am Tuesday, May 15th at Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville, GA. Bernhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.