Shirley (nee Curry) passed away with loving care at Moog & Friends Hospice House, Penticton on July 18, 2015 at the age of 81 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Gord after 52 years of marriage. Remembered and sadly missed by her children, Sharon(Ray), Sean, grandchildren, Justin(Miriam), Scott(Ashley), Kyle, Alexandra, and great grandchild, Hunter. Shirl grew up in Indian Head, SK and wore many hats, loving mother, cheerleader, researcher, teacher, librarian and was active in the community with Lion’s, Heart and Stroke, Ladies Auxiliary, and Summerland Seniors’ librarian. She was a kind and gentle soul, always ready to listen intently and looking for the best in everyone she met. The family would like to express their appreciation to the wonderful care and compassion shown to Shirl at Summerland Senior’s Village and Moog & Friends Hospice House. Also a special thank you to Dr. M. Krabbe for her excellent care throughout the years. As per Shirl’s request cremation has taken place with no service. In Shirl’s honour, please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, www.bc.cancer.ca. Shirl would like to leave us with a poem;
“MISS ME BUT LET ME GO”
by Edgar A. Guest
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little but not too long
And not with your head bowed low,
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss me – but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take
And each must go alone,
It is all a part of the Master’s plan
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick at heart,
Go to the friends we know
AND BURY YOUR SORROWS IN
DOING GOOD DEEDS,
MISS ME – BUT LET ME GO