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Shirley Doris Stainton

February 24, 1927 - January 9, 2018


Shirley Doris Stainton

Shirley passed away suddenly January 9, 2018 at Kootenay Lake Hospital.

Shirley was born in Spooner, Saskatchewan February 24, 1927 and at the age of 3 months moved to BC where she was raised in the gold mining camps of Sandon, Beaton, Camborne, Sheep Creek and then Nelson. She and her beloved husband Fred lived in Ainsworth, Trail, and Calgary; eventually returning to Balfour, BC in 1981.

She was predeceased by Fred and son Wynne and baby Margaret. She is survived by daughters Truus (Randy) Zelonka of Balfour, Corey (Len) Sheffield of Whitehorse, 8 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 2 sisters in law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Thanks to the staff of the Nelson and Trail hospitals for their patient care.

Shirley will be greatly missed.

A remembrance tea will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca


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Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Penny, Wes, Madison and Devon Mussio
Relation: Niece

We wiill miss one of our favourite aunts. Aunt Shirley was always so fun to visit. She was a lovely, kind woman who was always entertaining. I loved all her stories. Rest In Peace Auntie.

From: Janice and Ken Cooper
Relation: Neighbour and Friend

Truus and Randy, we are thinking of you and remembering Shirley with her lovely smile and very funny sense of humour. She was an amazing woman and Balfour will just not be the same without her. You are so lucky to have had her love and companionship for so long; we hope those happy memories will remain with you forever. Janice and Ken

From: Lianne & Ted Williams

Hi Truus and Randy, please accept our thoughts and prayers. Shirley was quite a lady! We enjoyed her visits to the greenhouse. We chatted about flowers and gardening, while we loaded her motorized cart with her finds. We chuckled when she said her purchase would keep her busy for a while… until she found another “hole” in the garden, and then she’d be back! It’s a nice memory, sharing with her, and watching her come and go down the drive way. I’d like to think she is now planting in the garden of heaven! We’ll be thinking of you.

From: Cinda Reid
Relation: Neighbour

The love of a mother is a bond that not even death can break. Bless all
of you as you grieve.

From: Ryley and Murray Shaw
Relation: friend

Dear Truus and Corey,
We have learned of your mother’s passing and wish to offer our sincere condolences to you and your families. Shirley was a good friend to my mother, Jeanie Ryley, and a companion in Christian Science. She has asked me to write to you at this time. Jeanie has fond memories of staying with Shirley in Balfour one summer when the rest of us hiked into Kokanee. We had hoped to reconnect with Shirley this past summer at Queen’s Bay when we celebrated Jeanie’s 100th birthday. She was missed at the party!

From: Sandra Hewitt-LeBlanc
Relation: Friend.

Truus and family, I am sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Marcel was so fond of her. You will miss her so much. Cherish the memories. Sandy Hewitt-LeBlanc

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