Shirley Joan Roe

Shirley Joan Roe

It is with great sadness that the family of Shirley Joan Roe announces her passing on the morning of Thursday, February 13, 2014. She died peacefully in her home in Kimberley, BC at the age of 77.

Shirley was born in Fernie, BC on November 12, 1936. After graduating high school in Fernie, she came to Kimberley to work for Cominco. She met and married the love of her life, David Nelson Roe on June 27, 1959 and they made their home in Kimberley.  David and Shirley led a very quiet and private life. They enjoyed camping and fishing at all the local area lakes. While David had his woodwork to keep him busy Shirley loved to knit!  Whether it was for her kids and grandkids or for local organizations she was always looking for things to knit. She was a regular volunteer at both the Kimberley and Marysville Thrift Shops for 27 years. Shirley also attended the local senior aqua-fit classes. Over the years she got so much joy from her twice weekly senior swims, enjoying the exercise and camaraderie with her fellow swimmers.

Family was important to Shirley. She was always extremely proud of the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren.  She leaves to cherish her memory, her three children: Lori Tedrick (Doug) of Kimberley, Sandra Wilson (Jeff) of Sparwood, and Gary Roe (Tammy) of Edmonton, 5 grandchildren: David (Taryn), Jordan (Kristina), Cheryl (Andrew), Josh and Robbie, 4 great grandchildren: Brittany, Walker, Ryder, and Jaylyn. She also leaves behind her sister Kaye (Lister) Canning, brothers Bob (Lolly) Hockley and Cal (Gloria) Hockley, Sister-in laws Kae Hockley, Doreen Hockley and Margaret O’Neill, brother-in-law Ken (Rochelle) Roe and cousin-in-law Dianne Chalmers as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

David and Shirley had a very close and loving relationship and she greatly mourned his passing in 2006. Along with David, she was predeceased by, her parents Sanders and Lilian Hockley, brothers Jim, Arthur, Leslie, Wilfred and Clifford, sisters Violet and Doreen, cousin-in-law David Chalmers as well as two brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law.

There will be no service at Shirley’s request. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a charity of your choice.


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