SHUFELT, Daisy Irene

Born June 4, 1927 in Toronto. Passed away suddenly August 20, 2015, after suffering a heart attack at home, doing what she loved most – swimming. She was taken to Royal Columbian Hospital, where she received excellent triage intervention, then ICU where she was treated with the best care until she passed away in the early morning. Predeceased by her father Harry Foster, a WW I & II decorated veteran, in 1967; mother Annie May Turton, in 1947, who passed at age 49 from cancer – only 1 month before Daisy gave birth to her daughter Barbara Ann; her beloved husband (Jim) Wallace September 16, 2004. The whole family was devastated when her youngest daughter Susan passed after a long and lingering battle with cancer, in 2010, at the age of 56, leaving a husband and 3 young children. Survived by her loving daughter Barbara Ann, son-in-law Gary; step-son Lynn; grandchildren Kimberly (Kristopher), Ryan, Sean, Matthew, Stephanie & Nicholas; great grandchildren Ashton, Piper & Griffon; nieces Wendy, Michelle & family, Brenda & family; nephews John & family, Ron & family, and Michael. Plus other nieces, nephews & family in Ontario. Daisy was the 3rd daughter in the line of 4; Dorothy, Anne, herself, and the youngest Hilda. All the girls married, had families, and moved around Ontario. Daisy and Jim lived in Toronto for many years, close to family. They had a modest life. Daisy worked outside the house for many years as a factory worker, and cashier, and enjoyed bowling with her company’s team. She also enjoyed a rowdy game of cards with family on holidays. For many years the families tried to spend Thanksgiving or Christmas together – creating quite a mayhem. She was a very good cook, and baker, and was known for her lemon pies. Jim & Daisy followed the girls and their husbands and families out west to BC, and later lived with her daughter in the country. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and nanny. A Girl Guide Leader & Camp Advisor. Jim & Daisy took their very first and only cruise together to Alaska. She later went on 5 more cruises with friends, and then solo – expanding her self-esteem and confidence. Daisy started an aquacise class at the local pool – meeting many new friends. This group called themselves the “Mermaids” – “Friends in the Sunshine of Life”. Daisy had suffered from glaucoma and arthritis, but kept up her spirits by enjoying the pool many times a week. This was an incentive for coffee chats and birthday lunches with her special group. She also became interested in gardening, and joined a small monthly club with guest speakers. Daisy was a good natured person, and was known to pitch in whenever needed. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held for family, friends and neighbours on Saturday, October 10th, 2015, at 1:00 pm. Refreshments will be served at the Hudson home, 17016 – 22nd Ave., South Surrey, 604-536-5739. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the B.C. Ambulance Service, BC Emergency Health Services, P.O. Box 9676, Stn Provincial Government, Victoria, BC, V8W 9P7.

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