December 18th, 1936 – June 20th, 2014
Shirley, Mom, Great Nana or Nan but certainly not Grandma for she hated sounding old. It is with great sadness and sorrow in our hearts what we announce her passing. She is survived by her daughters Cindy and Maureen (Art), Grandchildren Cheryl (Tom) and Eric, Great Grandchildren Skyla and Mackenzie, predeceased by husband Holger and son Jack.
Shirley met and married Eric Holger Johnson. Then move to Port Hardy where they started Holger Johnson Logging. Shirley became alderman in Port Hardy then they went on to manage Seven Hills Golf Course. Upon retiring they moved to Mission to look after Shirley’s mom and aunt Margaret.
The last years of her life were spent in Parksville. She challenged herself playing bridge with many friends and longtime friend Brenda. She enjoyed her daily walks with “Dia” and could be found walking the beachfront or feeding gulls much to Dia’s chagrin but Nana’s laughter.
We will miss her ever present smile and laugh, her icy cold hands, and warm heart. Truly a great lady who made friends wherever she went. Rest Peacefully Nan we love and miss you.
Special thanks to Nanaimo General Hospital and Palliative Care Unit for being so kind and BC Ambulance for all that you do. No service as per Shirley’s request but ask that you keep her in your thoughts.