December 31, 1932 – October 25, 2021
Shirley Chaney was born Dec. 31,1932 to Joe and Marion Ficht in Didsbury, AB. She passed away peacefully Oct.25, 2021 at the North Okanagan Hospice in Vernon BC.
She lived her younger years in Swift Current, SK, where she finished high school. Shirley then attended the University of Saskatchewan at Saskatoon, completing an Arts degree majoring in English and French. At USask she made 3 life-long friends, Dianne, Anne, and Phoebe, who all still remain close.
Shirley moved to San Francisco in 1963 and lived there until 1994, when she came to Vernon. While in California, she married Wally Chaney in 1969. It was an exciting, but relatively brief relationship, ending in divorce 5 years later.
In Vernon, Shirley was active with All Saints Anglican Church, and the Vernon Museum. She was well read, and loved the arts, music, history, and cats.
A funeral service will be held at All Saints Anglican Church in Vernon on Tuesday Nov. 9 at 2 pm. Due to covid protocols, there will be no luncheon.
The service will be live-streamed via the internet at allsaintsvernon.org and archived on this same website for later viewing.
Shirley’s ashes will be kept in the columbarium at All Saints Anglican Church.
Stagger Onward, Rejoicing.
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