Shirley Eleanor HOSKIN

Shirley Eleanor Hoskin (nee Brown)

Dec. 17, 1929 – Nov. 30, 2007

Shirley passed away peacefully on Nov. 30 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Toronto, Shirley was predeceased by her first husband Kenneth Charles Buckle. Shirley moved to White Rock eighteen years ago with her loving second husband Philip Frederick Hoskin by whom she is survived. Shirley will be greatly missed by her four children; John (Kathy) Buckle; Catherine Buckle; Patricia Buckle; and Ross (Sonia) Buckle. Shirley will also be missed by her grandchildren Adrien, Johnnie, Monica, Adam, Jackson, Jacob, and Nathan. Shirley will be missed by her surviving brothers Robert (Shirley) Brown (nephews Doug and Stephen; and nieces Loreen and Debbie) and Stuart (Pam) Brown (niece Sandra and nephew Ken) and the many other nieces, nephews, and cousins of whom she was very fond. Shirley will be dearly missed as well by daughter-in-law Sarah (Greg) Steffler and their daughters Rebecca and Kelly.

Shirley’s inimitable spirit will be deeply missed by her many friends in Toronto, and her equally dear friends in White Rock. Shirley met her many friends that were very important to her through her involvement in various clubs and associations. Shirley was Past President of the White Rock Tennis Club. In addition to her passion for tennis, she also enjoyed golf with numerous friends. Another great passion was for bridge, and for the dear friends that she met through her bridge clubs. Shirley also derived great enjoyment from her involvement with the Newcomers Alumni and the friends that she met there.

Shirley’s family and Philip wish to thank her many friends and caregivers who provided such incredible support and comfort during her courageous and feisty battle. Special thanks also goes to her lifelong friend June, and the “Girl’s Club, and from Ronny Macdonald and her network of wonderful friends.

Shirley’s celebration of life will take place Saturday, December 08 at 2:00 P.M. at Crescent United Church, 2756 127th St. Surrey, B.C. followed by a reception at the church. In lieu of flowers, Shirley asked that donations be made to your charity of choice or to the Canadian Cancer Society.