BOONE, Shirley Ann
1935 – 2007
Shirley was born in Winnipeg in 1935 and left us too quickly after a brief struggle with cancer, passing away quietly at home surrounded by her children on November 19, 2007. She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Harold K. (Danny) Boone, just 4 short months ago; they have now been reunited. She was also predeceased by her parents John and Olga Gutknecht and brother Otto.
Shirley is survived and will be dearly missed by her children Byron “BJ” of Vancouver, Pat (Bob) of Crofton, Edmond “Emo” (Janice & sons – Brennan, Jace), of Port Hardy, Judy (Dave) of Courtenay; her grandchildren Paisley and Morgan of Vancouver and Cody of Courtenay; her siblings, brother Herb (Marj) of Ontario, brother Harold (Phyllis), sisters Violet and June (Bill) all of Winnipeg; as well as numerous nephews and nieces in the Prairie provinces and the Maritimes.
Shirley was dedicated to serving the community and was a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary assuming the roles of President, Secretary and Sergeant-at-Arms. She was also a member of the St. Joseph’s Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and served on the board of d’Esterre Society. Also for many years she volunteered her time and knowledge to the Lion’s Club to complete seniors’ and low income families’ tax returns. Early in life she focussed on rearing her children until they were in their early teens, then became a familiar figure to Comox Mall patrons working in various retail outlets for over 25 years.
An avid gamer, Shirley spent her spare time doing crossword puzzles and playing darts, euchre and rummoli with her many friends. She especially enjoyed spending time with her husband Danny, exploring the Island and combing the many beaches in the Valley with a special affection for Point Holmes.
A Maple Leaf service will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 26 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 160 Comox. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cancer Society, the Crohn’s Colitis Foundation or St. Joseph’s Hospital, Comox.
The family would like to extend their thanks to all those who supported Shirley through this difficult time, the Doctors, Nursing staff and support staff of St. Joe’s, the community Nursing team Homecare workers, extended family members Bonnie and Ken Kindlan, as well as her many friends and neighbors.