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August 30, 1936 — May 17, 2023

Shirley May Desjardins passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at the age of 86. She is survived by her two children Ed (Nicole) and Judy (Don); her grandchildren: Charlene (Mike), Melissa (Logan), and Courtney (Conner); and her great-granddaughter Addison.

Shirley loved her family and her passing leaves a huge void. She had worked at Lakeview Market since 1979.  Sadly Covid restrictions brought her long career with them to an end.  Her welcoming smile and friendly chatter brought joy to all who had the pleasure of interacting with her.  She was the heart and soul of this iconic Kelowna establishment and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

The family would like to express their special thanks to Kelowna Hospice House for their loving care of Shirley.

A private family service will take place.

Please honor her memory in your own special way and bring a smile to someone’s face.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to BC Cancer – Kelowna (Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre).

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  • Deanna Tuokko says:

    Everyone who knew Shirley was loved by Shirley.. She was warm and welcoming. I always looked forward to seeing her, weather it was the store, or our farm, especially when she would say yes to a little drink when she came up to visit after seeing the horses. How lucky you all are to have been able to spend so much time together. You have thousands of memories to keep her alive in your hearts. Even with that I know this is a very big loss to you all, she will be missed.

  • Tara dyck says:

    My heart goes out to the Desjardin family and Im so sorry for your loss. I met Shirley my very first day working at Lakeview Market, back in 1999 when she trained me to be a cashier. She always had a smile on her face, greeting every customer with her caring, loving, funny personality. She will be dearly missed. Love, from Tara Dyck

  • Lorraine Muller says:

    So very sorry for your loss Judy. Your mom so pleasant and the sweetest lady always.💕

  • Mar Peters says:

    You will be greatly missed Aunt Shirley! Always made us feel like superstars! Sincere condolences to family and friends.
    May you rest in peace. XXOO.
    Love, Mark, Meg and Brennan

  • Mark Peters says:

    You will be greatly missed Aunt Shirley! Always made us feel like superstars! Sincere condolences to family and friends.
    May you rest in peace. XXOO.
    Love, Mark, Meg and Brennan

  • Barbara Lucas says:

    Sending you all love and light 🤍🌷Your mom has such a gentle heart may she find peace and will be there to watch over her family 🌷🤍

  • Lynda and Rick Peters says:

    Ed, Judy and all of your family,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your mom and grandma.
    She was a wonderful, beautiful lady which happened to be my aunt and I will forever be grateful for the memories we have shared.
    May all your wonderful memories help you get through this difficult time.
    Hugs to all
    Love Lynda and Rick Peters

  • Brad Sackville says:

    Condolences to Ed Judy and family. So sad to hear Shirley has passed, she was a great lady. Will miss her smiles and hugs.

  • Don and Barb Webber says:

    Condolences to Ed, Judy and family, to your mother, our aunt may God have blessed her as she enters life in Heaven with her sisters, mother and father.. Amen!

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