Shirley Anne ATWOOD
1931 – 2013
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. Condolences may be left for the family at www.markmemorial.com.
Mark Memorial Funeral Services in care of arrangements