1950 – 2018
Our World Lost a Bright Light
Shirley Ann Louise Life (nee Deyaeger) was born on May 5, 1950 in Nakusp, BC. She did her schooling in Kamloops, Calgary and Slocan. She married Wayne Life on November 1, 1968 in Nelson, BC. They have three children, Lia, Nanette (Joe) and Michael (Mavis), and three grandchildren, Christopher, Shelby and Samantha. Shirley is also survived by her sister Diane Deyaeger of Cawston, BC.
Shirley, Wayne and family moved in 1969 to the East Kootenays for work. They moved around for Wayne’s job, which took them to the East Kootenays, Ontario, Montana and California. Shirley attended Selkirk College and completed courses in Short Order Cook and Office Management. She was a gifted baker, cook, seamstress, quilter, knitter, gardener, and she met many friends along the way. Shirley spent many enjoyable hours with knitting groups and the Kamloops Cotton Pickers Guild.
Shirley was diagnosed with ALS in the Spring of 2017. She left to be with the Lord on February 3, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held at Chase Evangelical Free Church at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2018.
Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com