Shirley Carlisle

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Shirley Carlisle of Vernon, B.C. She passed away peacefully on December 27th, 2010 at 65 years of age. Shirley is survived by her loving children Laura Hafeli (Dean Knutilla) and Gregg Hafeli (Theresa) of Kamloops, as well as her brother Don Carlisle (Karen) and her nephews Jamie and Terry Carlisle of Delta, B.C. “Gramma Shirl” will be missed by her grandchildren Tyler Harden and Natalie and Holly Hafeli. Shirley goes to join her father Eugene “Bill” (1981) and her mother Emily “June” (1999) to laugh, dance, and sing. Shirley was born in Guildford, Surrey, England July 6, 1945 and migrated to Canada as a young child. She grew up in Port Coquitlam, B.C. and raised her children in Haney, Kamloops, and Penticton respectively. She worked hard as a court clerk for many years and later transitioned to legal secretary positions in Vernon, where she stayed for the remainder of her years. Shirley had a love for life and contributed greatly to her community as a volunteer with community policing and social planning, and as a member of the municipal transit committee. She will be remembered as a strong-willed and outspoken advocate for the disabled and less fortunate in Vernon. Shirley will most certainly be remembered as a loyal and great friend by those that knew her best, and as a gifted singer by her friends at the Eagles Hall. Rest in peace mum, we love you. Friends are welcome to join us in a celebration of Shirley’s life on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 2:00 pm at Columbus Court, 3003 Gateby Place, Vernon, B.C. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations can be made to Vernon Jubilee Hospital in her name.

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