December 15, 1930 — August 1, 2011
Beairsto, Shirley A.
Born December 15, 1930 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and passed away August 1, 2011 at Hospice House, Kelowna B.C at age 80. Shirley was a dearly beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, neighbour and friend to many throughout BC, Canada and the USA. She is survived by husband Bob, children Colin and Jocelyn, Jocelyn’s husband John Peters, sister Sharon Flett and brother Blake Spence and Blake’s’ wife Irene, and grandchildren Bronwyn, Seamus, Henry and Julian. Shirley was raised in Winnipeg by her parents Tom and Hazel Spence, graduated from the University of Manitoba in architecture, and was working in Vancouver when she met her future husband Bob. She and Bob married and moved to Kelowna almost 54 years ago in 1957, when Kelowna’s population was under 10,000 and we still crossed Okanagan Lake by ferry. Since then they have had happy homes in Kelowna on Christleton Avenue, Royal Avenue and Nassau Crescent. The family wishes to extend thanks to Dr. Williams and to the many doctors, nurses and others in health care through the years who have been so kind and caring for Shirley. Special thanks to those in the Kelowna General Hospital’s Ward 4B, the BC Cancer Agency, and Hospice House. A memorial service for Shirley will be held at St. Paul’s United Church on Tuesday August 9th, 2011 at 1:30 PM with Reverend Richard Chung officiating. For those so wishing we respectfully suggest a donation in lieu of flowers to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association.
The service for Shirley Beairsto is scheduled for Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 1:30 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.