Shirley and David Metherell MBEs - founders of The Elizabeth Foundation

Shirley Metherell, MBE

It is with profound sadness, we announce our founder, Shirley Metherell MBE, has passed away.

Shirley died peacefully on Wednesday 4 August 2021, at home with David and her children around her. We would like to express our deepest condolences to the Metherell family. 

Shirley will be remembered for her compassion, zest for life, dedication to helping others, and her love for ‘family’. She leaves behind a long-lasting legacy and will continue to be an inspiration to us all. 

The Metherell family have created a dedicated website where you can leave your memories and tributes:

The funeral service for Shirley is being held at St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5PA on
Thursday 26 August 2021 at 13:00. Please note, attendance is by invitation only.

For anyone who wishes to pay their respects and who is not able to attend in person, the service will be accessible via the below link

The link will go live around 12:30 on Thursday 26 August 2021 ahead of the service scheduled for 13:00 and will remain valid for 30 days.

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