Shirley Frances Pawson (nee Chisholm)

Shirley Frances

Pawson (nee Chisholm)

November 7, 1929 – October 27, 2013

Well-loved for her quick-witted sense of humour and warm, easy-going nature, Shirley was an active volunteer with local service programs including Grandmothers-to-Grandmothers. She moved her family from Oakville, Ontario to Courtenay in 1973 and lived in Victoria before settling in Errington, BC.

She will be deeply missed by her daughters and sons-in-law: Heather and Geoff Praine of Comox and Wendy and Larry Crawford of Errington. She was predeceased by her daughter Janet Pawson in 1977.

Shirley leaves behind six grandchildren: Adria, Matthew (Shauna), Sam and Joshua (Joelle) Praine and Michael (Catalina) and Janet Crawford and two great-grandchildren Jasmine and Kade Praine.

We will forever miss her family parties filled with delicious food, games and laughter. She was our beloved matriarch. Shirley died peacefully at home, surrounded by love.


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