It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Shirley Ann Yee on August 5th at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary. Shirley was courageous and determined over her 7 year battle which provided wonderful extra years with her family and many lasting memories. Shirley was born June 19th, 1947 in Brandon Manitoba and predeceased by her mother Mary Beaumont in September of 2014 and father Roy Beaumont in October of 1997.
Shirley is survived by her husband and constant companion Wee, her loving children, daughter Velvet Beaumont, partner Shelley, and son Derek Coffyne, wife Yoshika and Shirley’s instant smile ignitor’s, grandchildren Roy, Reano and Raela.
Her determination and hard work ethic was exhibited in working a full time day job and going to school at night to graduate with her CMA designation. Her kind heart, honesty, morals and sense of caring traits live on in her children and grandchildren. Her fun loving, social graces and strong fashion and decorating sense endeared her to family and the many friends she amassed over the years, ranging from fellow travellers, the “Bridge Girls” to her Calgary Stampede family.
Our family wishes to thank the wonderful Doctors, nurses and staff at Tom Baker for their professionalism, caring and kindness over the years and especially for the dignity provided to Shirley and our family at the end. Please consider making a donation in Shirley’s name to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary so they may continue to provide the research and development to find a cure for this horrible disease.
Not “Goodbye” but “Until We Meet Again”, Shirley.