TRISHA LEE QUIRK
MAY 11, 1970 – APRIL 3, 2013
After a courageous three year battle with cancer, our beloved Trisha passed away at Hospice House in Kelowna on April 3, 2013. She is free of pain at last. Trisha will be forever loved and missed by her wife Richelle Chapman, daughter Alicia Quirk, mother Judy Chapman (Fred), father Dave Quirk (Marlet Magnusson), brother Kerry Quirk and nephew Riley, as well as many extended family members and friends.
Trisha spent the first half of her life in White Rock and moved to Kelowna in 1992. Those fortunate enough to have spent time with Trisha often spoke of how touched they were by the experience – her strength of spirit, independence, warmth, impeccable manners and, most especially, her loving heart. These qualities epitomized who Trisha truly was on the inside. An accomplished athlete, she played competitive sports in school but her real love was downhill skiing and on the slopes she was truly gifted. The abundant love, fierce loyalty and protectiveness that she had for her family was always evident through her actions and her words. Compassion, generosity and selflessness toward those less fortunate was Trisha’s core nature and she willingly shared whatever she could with anyone in need who crossed her path. We will miss her more than words could ever convey. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation for the compassionate care given to Trisha by Dr. Marianne Taylor and her team at the Interior Cancer Centre and the incredible nurses and staff at Hospice House. The knowledge, expertise and loving support from these two groups made Trisha’s journey, and ours with her, doable.
Trisha dearly loved her dogs and cats and they shared her home for many years until she could no longer care for them. In lieu of flowers, should friends or family desire, donations in her name to the BC SPCA would be appreciated. A celebration of Trisha’s life was held on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. And now it is our turn to say to her… “Angels on your pillow, Trisha”
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