With peaceful thoughts and her loving family gathered around, Shirley Joyce Paduch surrendered her courageous fight. Shirley is survived by her five children Linda of Edmonton; Caroline (Marty) of Cranbrook, JoJo (Rob) Vernon, Kenneth (Martika) of Vernon, James (Diane) of Vernon. Eight grandchildren Mac, Joey (Jody), Amanda (Paul), Robbie (Leah), Mathew, Reece, Quin, Jessica (Jesse) and great grandson Kinley. She is also survived by her two sisters Sonya Sudol, Patsy (Andy) Patlok and her brother Danny (Marlene) Panas; her four sisters in-law Jenny (Hino) Pringnitz, Helen (Bev) Hadley, Betty Perris, Jo (Laurel) Anderson and two brothers in-law Ted Paduch and Stanley Paduch, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, an aunt, uncles and many friends.
Shirley was born in Honeymoon, Saskatchewan, to Adolph and Caroline Panas. She married the love of her life in 1954 and together they raised their five children in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Then in 1974, she and Ed picked up roots and with the four remaining children living at home moved to Vernon B.C. Her door was always open and family gatherings were frequent with lots of good food, retelling of fond memories, jokes and laughter.
Shirley loved her family, she spent time cooking family dinners, canning everyone’s favourites, singing and tending to her garden. Flowers and raspberries were her speciality; Shirley had a passion for black cats and collecting interesting items. She was involved in her children and grandchildren’s lives offering advice, love and support. Sadly, Shirley never traveled as much as she would’ve liked but always enjoyed going home to the wheat fields of Saskatchewan.
Shirley was predeceased by her loving husband Edward (2004), her brothers in-law Albert Sudol (2009), Don Perris (2003), and son in-law Gorden Frank (1983). As well, parents Adolph and Caroline and one brother Sonny.
A celebration of Shirley’s life with her friend and family will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, Shirley has asked family and friends to make donations to the North Okanagan Hospice House 3506-27 Avenue, Vernon, BC, V1T 1S4 where she spent her last days.
Our gratitude goes out to the Vernon Dialysis Clinic, Vernon Taxi and the Vernon Handy Dart and the North Okanagan Hospice House.
A Willie Nelson song says – “There was thunder from the throne and seven spanish angels” our angel is home.