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Shirley Anne Atwood

April 19, 1931 - September 4, 2013

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On the afternoon of Wednesday, September 4, 2013, Shirley Anne Atwood passed away at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital surrounded by her family at the age of 82 years.  She was the first of six children born to John and Anne (Klein) Campsall at the St. Eugene Hospital on April 19, 1931.  Shirley lived her whole life in Cranbrook.

Shirley married Ray Atwood on September 11, 1951 and was blessed with two children.  Shirley was an absolutely wonderful homemaker who loved her garden and won many prizes at the fall fairs for her extraordinary vegetables.  She also found pleasure in finding a good fishing hole or a great berry patch and above all, just being an extraordinary mom and grandma.  Some people will also remember Shirley as a life guard at the old swimming pool on 14th Avenue.  She left an impression on everyone that new her and will truly be missed.

Shirley was predeceased by her beloved husband, Ray in 2002 and by her most cherished son, Lee Atwood in June 2006.  She was also predeceased by her brother Hank Campsall in August 2013. 

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter; Shannon (Grant) Henderson and her two dearly loved grandchildren; Colby and Danni.  Also left behind are her siblings; John (Donna) Campsall, Bob (Lorraine) Campsall, Maureen Campsall and Marlene (Bert) Godlonton as well as many nieces and nephews.  Mom's very special friends, Esther Lindhorst and Naomi Girvin will also miss her and cherish her memory.

A Celebration of Shirley's Life will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 11 am to 3 pm at Shirley's home – 529 Hurry Ave., Cranbrook.  Memorial donations may be made in Shirley's honour to the East Kootenay SPCA, Box 2, Cranbrook, BC  V1C 4H6. 

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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Judy and Brad
Relation: Niece/nephew

Shannon and Grant it is with our broken hearts that we want you to know that your mom was a great inspiration in our lives. She was definately one of a kind. I so miss our daily phone calls. She was always so strong no matter what cards she was dealt- never did she wine or feel sorry for herself. Shannon you are definately your mothers daughter. a great lady!!! We love you and would like to.keep in touch.

From: Lynnette Wray
Relation: Canadian Cancer Society

I had the pleasure of meeting Shirley several times. She was a lovely lady, with a bright and vivacious spirit. On behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society, I would like to share my heartfelt condolences with Shirley’s family and friends.

From: Marguerite Burgess
Relation: friend

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family in the loss of Shirley.
I enjoyed having a quick visit or a hello with Shirley and Shannon as we went about our daily lives. She was a lovely person and will be missed.
Marguerite

From: Jane Nixon
Relation: Friend

I will miss Shirley’s friendly smile and wonderful garden veggies on my daily walk. I always looked forward to seeing Shirley and was amazed at her extraordinary spirit. She was also an amazing Grandmother and Mother and I have great memories of her coming to watch Danni at Highland Dancing classes at our studio and supporting the entire RSHD studio at dance competitions. Thank you for touching our lives!

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
September 21, 2013
Beginning at 11:00pm

Location:
529 Hurry Avenue

Cranbrook, BC Canada


Cranbrook, BC Canada

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