Shirley HOLMAN

HOLMAN, Shirley Anne Frances (nee Tait)

March 26, 1927 – July 12, 2015

Mom left this world after a very brief illness at the Northcrest Care Centre in Delta. She was a long-time resident of White Rock where she lived with husband Rockley until his passing in 2003. She is predeceased by her mother, father and sister Arleigh. Mom loved fun. She was a very social and active woman. She loved golf, bridge, curling, roller skating in Lynden, WA, lawn bowling and coffee with friends. She loved to travel, especially to the mountains and the ocean. She could often be seen walking on the pier or along the seawall. She supervised at lunch at Earl Marriott Secondary. She was very active at Peace Portal Alliance Church where she loved to help with the children and the street people programmes. She’ll always be remembered for her fancy sandwiches. Mom was born on March 26, 1927 in Winnipeg, MB to parents Victor and Frances Tait. She attended Gordon Bell and was delighted to return to a recent reunion at the old Purple and Gold. She spent several years in Moose Jaw, SK and then moved to St. Albert, AB where she worked at the School Board office for many years, coordinating the complicated rural school bus routes. She is survived by two daughters, Leslie McGrath of Penticton, BC and Llan Obee (Michael) of Scottsdale, AZ. Her children would like to thank all of the Fraser Health Unit agencies who helped her as her health deteriorated. Thanks, also, to the wonderful people at Northcrest Care Centre who took such good care of her the last months of her life. Condolences can be left at www.victoryfuneralcentre.ca. No service has been planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be sent to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Canadian Cancer Society.


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