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Shirley Rose Lingard

September 13, 1927 - February 15, 2013


Shirley Rose Lingard, 85, of Nelson, BC, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 15 at Mountain Lakes Seniors Community in Nelson. She was born September 13, 1927, in D’arcy, Saskatchewan, the daughter of Charles and Violet McIntyre.

Shirley’s happiest times, aside from horseback riding in her youth and her childhood on the farm with her brother, Chuck and her parents, were those times spent at her lakeside cottage at Moyie, BC with Dick, Leslie, Rick and the family dog. Shirley loved to draw. Common among her subjects were the horses of her youth, mostly her own horse, Laura. Shirley was a wonderful singer and sang right up to the day she passed.

Shirley loved to travel as well. She and Dick went on numerous vacations to Hawaii and Mexico with friends and family and even a Caribean cruise with Leslie to join their son who was working on the ship.
Shirley received her education in Saskatoon and returned to her birth area to teach school in a 1 room, multi-age schoolhouse. After only one year of teaching she was swept off her feet by her soon to be husband; Richard Cecil Lingard, a recent graduate of pharmacy. They began their lives in the Crowsnest Pass and gave birth to the first of two children, Leslie Maureen on September 8, 1954. A move to BC found them in Chilliwack where their second child, Richard James was born on September 4, 1958. Shirley, “Dick” and the kids moved to Nelson, BC, shortly after and Dick began practicing his trade at Mann’s Pharmacy. An opportunity to start their own business 2 years later prompted the move to Cranbrook, BC, where they lived and raised their children until Dick’s passing in November, 2002. Sadly, Shirley’s daughter, Leslie, passed away a year later. In 2006, Shirley moved to Nelson to be close to her son, Rick, and her grandchildren. Throughout the years in Nelson, Shirley loved to go for walks, lunches and frequent outings on Rick’s boat.

She is survived by her son, Rick Lingard, of Nelson, BC; her two grandchildren; Hannah Rose Jarvis-Lingard and Graham Stewart Jarvis-Lingard, also of Nelson; and her brother Charles Ross McIntyre of Osoyoos, BC.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Cecil and her daughter, Leslie Maureen.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the Thompson Funeral Home in Nelson, BC.  There will also be a short service at the Kindersley, Saskatchewan Funeral home on Wednesday, February 27 at 11:00 after which Shirley will be laid to rest at the D’arcy cemetery in Saskatchewan.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Okanagan/Kootenay Area Office, 4-1551 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, BC, V1Y9M9


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Mollie Hufty's Family
Relation: Neighbour

We would like to extend sincere sympathy to Shirley’s family. Our mother Mollie Hufty and Shirley were neighbours at Mountain Lakes.

From: tomo and grace naka
Relation: We knew her son

Our condolences on your mother’s passing. Shehas had a good life and we shall pray her next part of her journey will be great. Thinking of you in our prayers–Grace and Tomo Naka.

From: Della Fenkner
Relation: a colleague of Rick

May God comfort you in the memories of a mother who enjoyed spending time with you and your family. You gave her a wonderful gift in sharing your joys with her. With prayers, Della Fenkner.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
February 25, 2013
Beginning at 2:00pm

Thompson Funeral Service Chapel
613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T2

Another service will follow on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 in Kindersley, Saskatchewan, followed by burial at the D”arcy Cemetery, D”arcy, Saskatchewan.

613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T2

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

The Heart and Strke Foundation of Canada

Okanagan/Kootenay Area Office

4-1551 Sutherland Ave

Kelowna, BC

V1Y 9M9

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