BOWNESS, Shirley Claire

(nee Vaughan)

March 25, 1921 to July 3, 2012

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Shirley Bowness (nee Vaughan) in Vernon, B.C. at 91 years of age. She was predeceased by her husband Clarence, and son Greg, her sister Irma (Allan) and brothers Harold (Marjory), and Ivan. She will be fondly remembered by her children Diana, Lyle (Cindy), and Phil (Judy), and by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will also be missed by her brothers Avery (Helena) and Garth (Lauren), sister Pauline (David), sister-in-law Jeanne (Ivan), and by her many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Shirley was born and grew up in Windsor, Nova Scotia, oldest of 7 children. She and Clarence spent the early years of their marriage in Alberton, PEI before moving to Falmouth, N.S. and much later to Nelson and Chilliwack in B.C. Shirley taught school for many years in N.S. and in Nelson. She will be remembered for her love of her family, her ability to make lasting friendships, her talent at the piano, and for the oil paintings she created after retirement. There will be no service by request. A private family gathering will take place later in the summer. Condolences maybe sent to the family by visiting and searching her name under stories. Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC (250)762-2299.

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