December 9, 1932 – March 15, 2015
Sadly we announce our beloved mother, Shirley Lawrence, born in Prince George passed peacefully in Courtenay on March 15, 2015 with family at her side. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Shirley now re-unites with husband Ken, ‘her twins’ Janet and Geoffrey, brothers Davey and Sandy, and parents Dave and Christine Ross. She is survived by sons Terry (Vashti), Brian (Karen), daughter Barbara (Patrick) Murray, daughter in-law Penny Lawrence, grandchildren Brittany, Devon, Melissa, Natalie, Tyler, Jordan, Ben, great-grandson Austin, brother Bill (Marian) Ross, many cousins, nephews and nieces.
A Registered Nurse, and member of the Royal Columbian Hospital Nursing Class of ’54A’, in addition to raising five children, Shirley’s full and part time nursing career spanned over 40 years. To her family, friends, profession and neighbourhood, Shirley brought care, counsel, compassion, competence, love, and fun. These qualities formed the basis for all of her relationships, bridge partners, curlers, and campers amongst them. Our mother never had a friendship that did not endure.
We extend a special thank you to Glacier View Lodge and their committed and caring staff, Wendy Johnstone of Keystone Elder Care and Dr. Anderson.
All family and friends are warmly invited to a memorial service at 2:00 pm Saturday, March 28th, 2015, Comox Valley Funeral Home, 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay BC.
Shirley would welcome a smile, but kindly consider a donation to Glacier View Lodge www.glacierviewlodge.ca in ‘Memory of Shirley Lawrence’, or to a charity of your choice.