Shirley Joyce May Cook

May 1, 1949 ~ March 12, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Shirley Joyce May Cook.  She died peacefully in her sleep with her loving dog Benji by her side. Shirley is survived by her children:  Sherry Anderson, Debra Cook (Linda), Sandi Louie (Carl), Tracey Lore (Russ) and Doug Black and her grandchildren Tia, Chad, Jade, Isabelle, and Jordan.  Shirley will be sorely missed by her surviving siblings:  Emily Gobbett (Tony), David Nowoselski (Yvette), Don Nowoselski (Mary), Terry Nowoselski (Lorna), and her many nieces and nephews. Shirley was born on May 1, 1949 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Sophie and William Nowoselski. She resided in Saskatoon until 1970. She then moved to Sparwood with her family and lived there with Garry Cook until his passing in 1990.  In 2003, she moved to Vernon with Gary Black until his passing in 2010.  Shirley continued their shared passion for the garden and their home until she passed away. Shirley welcomed everyone into her home.  She was a loving person, a good listener and was always there with an encouraging word.  Her generosity and kindness will be missed. A service will be held at St. James Catholic Church (2607 27th Street, Vernon, BC) at 11:00am on Saturday March 23, 2013. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at

Cremation arrangements entrusted to


Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

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