Shirley Taus Plexman, 67 years, of Val Caron, passed away on June 29, 2017 at Toronto General Hospital from complications suffered as a result of being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Shirley was born in Sudbury on July 12, 1949 to Therese and André Rivest. She married Tom Plexman on May 20, 1995 in Sudbury. Shirley’s major career accomplishments began with WSIB where she worked for over 15 years. She was always an entrepreneur at heart, owning and managing her own women’s clothing store, we all know how much Shirley loved clothes. She started a successful partnership, RDMS, a disability management company, for over 10 years. Shirley received awards for women entrepreneurship, she was a solid leader and contributor in her community. She sat on numerous Boards dedicating her time and personal resources to help others. Always giving was Shirley’s nature. A woman of strong values, strong convictions and a big heart. Shirley had a special gift when it came to making crafts, it was a huge passion of hers. She spent countless hours making crafts for friends and family. Without a doubt, Shirley’s most favourite time of the year was Christmas when a plethora of snowmen adorned the house or as Tom would say “The snowmen are moving in for the winter!”. Shirley was always happiest when surrounded by her family and close friends. The love she had for her sons was immeasurable, they were her world. Shirley’s home was the gathering place for many celebrations that will be remembered by everyone. Shirley was a friend to many, always putting their needs first. Shirley is preceded in death by her dad André Rivest and is survived by her eldest son Timothy (Connie) Taus, Todd (Amy) Taus, step sons Jay (Taude) Plexman and Jeff (Heather) Plexman, surrogate daughter Renee (Greg), as well as her brother Ronny (Maureen) Caverly and mother Therese Rivest. Shirley will be sadly missed by her nieces Kelly and Kara and all of her grandchildren Taylor, Zachary, Mya, Macy, Pria, Dax, Matthew, Benjamin, Kaytlin, Josh, Nathan and Paige. She was also survived by her sister in laws, Barb, Marg & Dona. The family would like to thank everyone who made the trip to Toronto to spend time with Shirley. Those who were close to her would know how hard Shirley fought. Her courage and strength is an inspiration to everyone. The family asks if you knew Shirley you would know that she would want you to raise your glass, no matter where you are, and celebrate life. Your fight is over mom, may we meet again. We all love you so much. As per Shirley’s wishes, there will be no service and no visitation.