Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother Shirley Kathleen Chauvin long term resident of Sechelt (Shorncliffe), passed away on February 14th 2020 just shy of her 86 birthday with her daughters and her Shorncliffe family by her side. She was born to parents Kathleen and Reginald Phillips (Predeceased) of Egmont BC on March 29, 1934.
Shirley was a Fighter Control Operator as an airwoman in the RCAF until February 1954 when she left to start her family. In September 1953 she married the love of her life Emile Chauvin, also an airman in the RCAF. They spent the next 20 years raising their six children who were born from coast to coast as they followed each military posting.
Shirley will be greatly missed by her husband Emile, her six children and their spouses , Corrinne ( Bill) , Gregory ( Barb), Reginald (Brenda Lee), Daniel ( Sheila), Aline(Gary) and Rose Marie ( Darin). 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren and her brother Glenn. She is predeceased by her sister Sylvia and brother Terry.
Shirley was an exceptional mother and partner.
As a girl guide leader, swimming instructor, Catholic women’s League, and catechism teacher in the many communities where she lived her life was devoted to community service and her family. She was an avid sewer and knitter and loved being outdoors, camping and traveling. She will be remembered for her pleasant and sunny nature. Always ‘happy and smiling’.
A very special thanks to all of Shirley’s Shorncliffe family and friends for their many years of exceptional love and care towards our mother, and to Dr. Myhill Jones for his dedication and kindness. It meant so much to her family.
A funeral mass will be held for Shirley on Tuesday February 18th at 11:00 am at Holy Family Catholic Church in Sechelt, followed by a light reception hosted by the Catholic Women's League. All are welcome to attend.
A celebration of Life memorial service to be announced.
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