ZAITSOFF (nee Robertson)

Shirley Florence May 31, 1955 – Mar 14, 2013. Shirley passed away peacefully on March 14th, 2013, after a long battle with Huntington’s Disease. She spent her final days surrounded by family, listening to her children and siblings share their favourite “mom”-ories. Shirley was born in Victoria BC, the second of five siblings. She grew up in Kamloops and Maple Ridge, graduating from Maple Ridge Secondary School in 1973, and the University of British Columbia with a BA in Psychology in 1979. Shirley held a special place in heart for her pets, who are now welcoming her with wagging tails. Shirley also loved her work helping those with disabilities, bowling, slo-pitch, and spending summers camping & relaxing in Shuswap Lake. Shirley is survived by her son James (Heather), daughter Sara (Adam), siblings Norma (Edward), Neil (Marguerite), Karen (Rob), & Lori (Michael), and her grand-pets. The family would like to thank the staff at Evergreen Hamlets and the ICU of Surrey Memorial Hospital for their kindness and excellent care.

Please join us for a celebration of Shirley’s life on Saturday, March 23, at 11 a.m. at Garden Hill Funeral Home, 11765 224th Street, Maple Ridge. Wear blue (Shirley’s favourite colour) and bring your Shirley stories & bowling shoes (5-pin bowling to follow at 2:30 p.m. – Shirley’s sport of choice).

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Huntington’s Society of Canada would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy can be made at

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