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Shirreff, Helen Mary (nee Edwards)

Helen passed away peacefully at the Kelowna Hospice House on January 10, 2013. Helen was born 96 years ago in Regina, Saskatchewan. After early years spent in Vancouver, she moved to Kelowna in 1929 with her parents and two sisters. She married Ormand Crete Shirreff in 1941. Helen, her husband and their many friends were all sports minded. They were active in the golfing and curling community and enjoyed travelling up and down the Valley in support of the Kelowna Packers Hockey team. Helen is survived by her loving children: Grant (Hilary), Mark (Liz), Claire Marx (Rolf), Dixie (Brian Perry); her many grandchildren and great grandchildren; her sister Mabel Henderson (Harold) and their extended family; and by the extended family of her deceased sister Audrey Watson. We will remember Helen as a social person who liked having people around. She seldom forgot a name or a detail of the past and loved to recall the memories of her exciting life. She lived many long and happy years for which we are very thankful. Heartfelt gratitude goes to Dr. Dean Griswold and Dr. Diane Graham for their empathy and compassionate care and to the staff and volunteers at the Kelowna Hospice House who kept Helen very comfortable during her stay there. According to Helen’s wishes, there will be no service.

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