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BUDZINSKI, Shirley Anne

May 22, 1948 — August 6, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Shirley Anne Budzinski in Kelowna, BC on August 6, 2014. Shirley was born in Edmonton, Alberta on May 22, 1948. She is survived by her loving husband Michael Budzinski. Shirley will be missed by her children: Gerald Budzinski and wife Mahalia, Michelle Hair and husband Richard. Shirley’s grandchildren Kylie, Alisa, Darcy, Bella, Brook and Moira were her pride and joy. Shirley had a big family and is survived by her brothers Donald and Arvey, as well as her sisters Judy and Brenda. Shirley was predeceased by her father Dave, mother Anne, her brother Russell, and her sister Margaret. Shirley and her husband Michael were pioneers in the Tourism industry in the Yukon. They opened the first RV rental business in the Yukon and developed the European RV Tourism market from scratch starting in 1978. They operated this business for 20 years in the Yukon before moving to the Shuswap area. Throughout her life she loved to gather with family members for holidays and celebrations. Her annual sister reunions were spent in laughter, toasting memories, exploring shops and playing the slots in casinos! Shirley always had a lucky streak. It was important for her to spend quality time with her grandchildren in the summers. She enjoyed spoiling them with love, affection, and thoughtful gifts throughout the years. Shirley enjoyed the pursuit of many hobbies in retirement such as gardening, sewing, painting, and quilting. She met many new and cherished friends exploring her passions. Shirley was known for her outgoing personality, kind heart, and generous nature. She will be missed and loved by many. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. The family extends their thanks and gratitude to the nurses and staff in the ICU. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation (www.kghfoundation.com). If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”


Please note service time is 1:00 PM

Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for BUDZINSKI, Shirley Anne is scheduled for Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC

Phone: 250-860-7077

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  • Linda Miersch says:

    My condolences to the family during this difficult time.

  • Audrey Kyfiuk says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Shirley was a wonderful person and I am honored to have known her. Take comfort in all the wonderful memories you have of her to keep forever – they will get you through the deep sadness of missing such a beautiful person.

  • Michele O'Shea says:

    Our deepest condolences during this difficult time. Love Michele, Virgil, and family.

  • Tracey & Ron Dahl says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. It was great to get a chance to meet her at the wedding in June.

  • Donna and Herb Spreu says:

    Our condolences and prayers to the family during this difficult time.
    Donna and Herb Spreu

  • Brad Philpott and family says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Catherine Birtwistle & Lucas Family says:

    Thinking of all the Budzinski family during this very sad time. Shirley was a very generous, kind, funny and caring friend, she will be missed dearly. All our love especially to Mike, Michelle and Gerald. Until we meet again Shirley.
    The Lucas and Birtwistle families

  • Jay & Carol (Isaman) Byer says:

    Sincere condolences to Mike, Gerald, Michelle, Donald, Arvey,Judy, Brenda & the extended Olsen family during this sad & difficult time. A donation will be made to the Kelowna Hospital in memory of Shirley. Sending sympathy & love from Jay & Carol.

  • Chuck and Gloria Whipple says:

    Dear Mike and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. We are so glad we got to spend time with you both in Winnipeg.
    Blessing always.

  • Pat & Geraldine Van Bibber says:

    We send our best wishes to the family and are so glad we were a part of Shirley’s life while they lived in Yukon. She was kind, thoughtful and a go-getter. She will be missed.

  • Debbie Dittaro says:

    On behalf of Shirley’s Tillapaugh cousins I send our deepest condolences to her family and friends. I know she will be missed.


  • Judy and Chester Kelly says:

    Our sincerest condolences to all of your family. I had the priviledge to work with Shirley, Mike and Gerald while they operated Klondike Recreational Rentals in Whitehorse. She was great to work for and a real promoter of our Yukon. She will be very missed by all who knew her. Cherish all of your great memories.

  • Verena Hardtke says:

    Deepest condolences to Mike, Gerald, Michelle and families. I am so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. I so enjoyed working with her at Klondike Recreational Rentals.

  • Mary & Brad Thompson & family says:

    Our deepest condolences to Mike and the
    Budzinski family Shirley was a dear friend and a great human being to know and be around she will be sadly missed but fondly remembered. Our love and prayers are with you

  • Karen Olsen Slywka says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Shirley. Praying that your memories comfort you during this difficult time.

  • Sharon & Colin Campbell says:

    Mike and family, may happy memories carry you through.

  • George Gray says:

    Mike, I was sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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