Shirley Ann Northrup
1947 - 2022
Shirley Ann Northrup
Requested Charity
Greater Moncton SPCA
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"Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day"

Shirley Ann Northrup, 74, of Moncton, New Brunswick, passed away peacefully on Jan 10, 2022, with her precious family by her side. Born in Charleroi, PA USA, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Carolyn Barisa. 

Survived by and missing her forever are her daughter Yvonne (David) Richter (Costa Rica), her son Ron Pellerin Jr (Moncton), her cherished grandchildren Alec Pellerin (Fredericton), Kayleigh and Kevin Pellerin (Moncton) and their mother and special "daughter-in-law" Jannette LeBlanc (Fort Langley BC).  Also left to mourn are her two sisters, Geraldine (Dan) Sturchak, Annette (late Paul) Starinsky and one brother Bob (Debbie) Barisa, and nephew and many nieces, all USA residents.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by husband Russell Northrup (2015) and her first husband and father of her children, Ron (Puppy) Pellerin (1991).

Always a very spiritual person, Shirley had many passions and interests.  World traveller, animal lover, rescuer of grey hounds, passionate reader, really loved Playa del Carmen, Mexico and her iced coffees! Oh, and let's not forget those dragonflies that she loved so much, pictures of which adorned her walls.

Shirley obtained a BA in Psychology & Philosophy at Mount Allison University (1986) and a Masters in Adult Education (1993).  She also successfully achieved a PhD in Metaphysical Sciences at Delphi University (2005). She was a grief counselor for several years, guiding many people through their grief and loss.  Her heart was filled with compassion and love.  Above all she was a great teacher and mentor to her family and many friends. 

Respecting her precise wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or funeral service.

Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Rd. Moncton (858-1995), in care of arrangements, Memorial donations may be made to the Greater Moncton SPCA ( On-line condolences for the family may be shared at

Shirley Ann Northrup