Shirley Marie Boyd

Shirley, a loving and devoted wife, mother and community worker finally gave into failing health at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops in the early hours of Oct. 30, 2014.

Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Bud Boyd, her son Scott (LaVonne) Boyd of Salmon Arm, siblings Tom (Cecile) Jones of Pickering Ontario, Jerry (Debbie) Jones of Salmon Arm, Paul (Marg) Jones of Wiarton, Ontario, and Elaine (Mike) Kohler of Richmond Hill, Ontario, as well as nieces Wendy, Sandi, Sarah and nephews Allan, Dylan and Travis.

She was predeceased by her parents Wilda and Earl Jones and brother Harry Jones, all of Wiarton, Ontario.

Shirley was born in Wiarton Ontario. She was a caring, hardworking and determined lady. She was a great cook and over the years had an interest in a number of hobbies such as hunting, knitting, sewing, pottery, reading books and gardening, particularly her flowers.

During her working years, she was involved as a cook on Great Lakes Boats, secretarial work, strawberry and raspberry farmer and she was a member of the Gleneden Ladies Club for many years.

She has left a great hole in our family but we are at peace knowing that her suffering is over. We know she will be watching over us and helping us along in her own gentle way.

A celebration of Shirley’s life will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 at 2 pm at the Gleneden Community Hall, 4901 50th Ave. NW, Salmon Arm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Shuswap Lake Hospital Foundation.

Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories through Shirley’s obituary at

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