Shirley Belle Bergeron (nee Pick)
April 12, 1937-August 24, 2015
Shirley was able to peacefully join her dear Paul after a brief battle with cancer at the age of 78. She will be sadly missed by son, Michael “Mike” (Pam), step-daughter Martha “Marti” (Eric) and “heart” daughter, Debbie (Robert “Mini”), 3 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, sister, Florence and many amazing friends and relatives. All those lucky enough to have known her will miss her gracious, devoted, passionate style.
Shirley was the youngest child born to Hilda “Dolly” and Leonard Pick in Melville, Saskatchewan and soon became the sweetheart of the family. As a young child, she worked at Evelyn’s Children’s Dress Shop. Later, she moved to Saskatoon and worked as the secretary to the GM of MCI-Blue Cross until she and a friend moved to Vancouver. Shirley was an extraordinary secretary who eventually became the secretary for the president of CHAN-TV. Soon they noticed her charisma and made arrangements to put Shirley in front of the camera daily.
Paul met Shirley, their love story began and they married in 1962. She, Paul and Marti were thrilled when Michael was born in 1963. Shirley loved being his mom more than anything. Over the years, the family moved from North Vancouver, to Edmonton, Regina and back to North Vancouver where she was able to balance motherhood and work beautifully.
Later, she and Paul resided in Birch Bay Village but finally settled in their beloved White Rock. Shirley and Paul shared their outdoor advertising company, Trans Canada Displays, which she was president of at the time of her death. Confident and admirably strong-willed, Shirley enjoyed a good discussion or debate; especially about topics she was loyal to or passionate about including her reality TV shows and football teams, the B.C. Lions and Saskatchewan Roughriders.
She cherished relationships including some with childhood and single-days friends but none more treasured than with her precious Paul who predeceased her in 2013. Her family would like to thank her many friends and business associates who loved and supported her always with a special thanks to her dedicated friends, Carl and Pete Kubitz. A celebration of life will be held this fall. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Peace Arch Hospital where Shirley received wonderful care.
A lesson from Shirley Belle – Enjoy all things beautiful.