HUNT; Shirley Eileen (nee Ardiel)
Born May 20, 1927
Fittingly, Shirley chose to leave us at 12:30 on October 28, 2015, which, sadly but serendipitously, turned out to be our final “Wednesday Lunch” together. She was predeceased in 2008 by her husband of 61 years Earle Howard Hunt, her sister Edith, brothers Len and Doug, brother’s-in-law Ken and Pete, and son-in-law Mike. She is survived by her sisters-in-law Mable, Muriel, and Ena and many nieces and nephews. Shirley will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by her 6 children: Eileen (Pierce), Roy, Gail (Doug), Leslie (Len), Barry, and Jim (Shannon). Sharing a special place in her heart are Wayne, Jo Ann, Debie, Jill, Cheryl, Beth, and Jenn. She was a cherished Grandmother to Sandi, Sherri (Richard), Dan, Lance (Rachel), Trista (Dan), Devin (Sylvia), Lisa, Christina (Jason), Paul (Heather), Joel (Janelle), Becky (Phil), Taylor, Craig (Haley), Brendan, Blair and honorary granddaughter Laura (Dennis). Her great-grandchildren will remember her as warm & supportive and an incredible baker of cakes, cookies & butter tarts: Jessica, Andrew, Matthew, Ellie, Megan, Sebastian, Zachary, Garrett, Gabrielle, Alex, Kaitlyn, Scarlett, Annika, Malcolm, and Preston. Mom loved us all unconditionally and was our greatest cheerleader. She relished word games and books and never tired of a lively discussion on a wide variety of topics. She especially enjoyed the Ladies’ Teas and Sunday coffee meetings with her good friends at the Senior’s Centre. Her fondest memories were of the many winters she spent in Maui with Dad and the friends they made. We would like to thank Dr. Lim and Sally for their kind, long term care, the doctors and nurses who took time with her, and Leanne Bailey, her RMH roommate who did so much for us as a family during Mom’s stay at Ridge Meadows Hospital. Mom’s friend, Joyce Herrod has been a constant support, which is much appreciated. Mom did not want a fuss, so the family bid a private farewell at the Whonnock Cemetery on November 2nd, and we thank Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel for their guidance. Shirley is to be remembered at a Memorial gathering / celebration in May, 2016 which will be announced at a later date.
” Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag and Smile, Smile, Smile”
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