Boyd, Shirley Marie

BOYDE, SHIRLEY WDecember 14, 1930 – October 30, 2014
at the age of 83 years

A celebration of Shirley’s life will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 at 2 pm at the Gleneden Community Hall, 4901 50th Ave. NW, Salmon Arm.

Shirley, a loving and devoted wife, mother and community worker finally gave into failing health at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops in the early hours of Oct. 30, 2014.

Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Bud Boyd, her son Scott (LaVonne) Boyd of Salmon Arm, siblings Tom (Cecile) Jones of Pickering Ontario, Jerry (Debbie) Jones of Salmon Arm, Paul (Marg) Jones of Wiarton, Ontario, and Elaine (Mike) Kohler of Richmond Hill, Ontario, as well as nieces Wendy, Sandi, Sarah and nephews Allan, Dylan and Travis.

She was predeceased by her parents Wilda and Earl Jones and brother Harry Jones, all of Wiarton, Ontario.

Shirley was born in Wiarton Ontario. She was a caring, hardworking and determined lady. She was a great cook and over the years had an interest in a number of hobbies such as hunting, knitting, sewing, pottery, reading books and gardening, particularly her flowers.

During her working years, she was involved as a cook on Great Lakes Boats, secretarial work, strawberry and raspberry farmer and she was a member of the Gleneden Ladies Club for many years.

She has left a great hole in our family but we are at peace knowing that her suffering is over. We know she will be watching over us and helping us along in her own gentle way.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Shuswap Lake Hospital Foundation.


  1. Dear Bud and Scott,
    We would like to express our sorrow on the passing of Shirley. At the time of her memorial service we were up at Fort St. James celebrating Chris’ 40th birthday with him. We first met Shirley when you had the raspberry patch by the acreage on 50th Street. Then she looked after Chris quite often before he went to school and I was back teaching. He loved to spend time with her, and we always appreciated her kind , friendly ways. She was also a wonderful supporter of the Gleneden Association and contributed much to that neighborhood. We remember her fondly.
    Joanne and Doug Leatherdale

  2. Shirley was always a very important part of our lives back here in Wiarton Our whole family will miss her dearly . Thinking of Bud, Scott, LaVonne, Jerry and Debbie

    Bruce Joy , Brent Wendy, Rodger Pamela

  3. So sorry to hear about Shirley’s passing. She was a real pillar in the Gleneden community. Sincere condolences from myself and Eila.

  4. Dear Bud, Scott, Jerry & Debbie and extended family,
    It is with sadness that we learned of Shirley’s passing. You have been our family since my earliest recollections. We have so many fond remembrances of our times spent at Sylvan and Salmon Arm together. Shirley was a warm and wonderful person with a great sense of humour and could she cook! I am thankful to have known her and keep you all in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
    Heartfelt Condolences and a hug to you all,
    Sharin and family

  5. sending with great sadness deepest sympathy to the Boyd family from the Jenings family. I (Maude) will treasure the fun memories and miss the phone calls .

  6. Sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. She was a remarkable and loving woman. Many fond memories with all of you. God bless.

  7. I shall miss Shirley very much – especially the “curling” phone calls. Please God, see she has a good rest. She certainly deserves it.
    Condolences to all her family. Love Frances.

  8. Bud, Scott, Jerry & Debbie and extended family.
    Our thoughts & prayers go out to all of you in your loss of a beautiful lady! We share some fond memories of visits to your home. Those raspberries were delicious when we could sneak into Shirley’s patch without Bud catching us!
    Love & Heartfelt thoughts
    Bill & Joanne Laws

  9. We were very sorry to hear about Shirley’s passing this week. All of you have our deepest sympathy. She will be missed. Sixty-two years of marriage is wonderful and will leave you with many happy memories.

    Bud, you did a great job of writing her obituary – not an easy task. Will be in touch with you.

  10. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Bud and family. We were saddened by Shirley’s sudden passing and we are very thankful for seeing her in early September when we visited Bud and Shirley.
    Wayne and Wilma Boyd (cousin)

  11. Bud Boyd & Family
    We would like to send our sympathies.
    We are sorry for your loss.
    The 4 of us are in Florida now
    Keith, Wilma, Maude & Nels

  12. Shirley was such a beautiful caring person who touched our lives in so many ways.

    Our thoughts are with Bud and his family during this difficult time.

  13. It was with pleasure that I got to meet and come to know Shirley. She was such a lovely lady.
    She will be so missed, by those of your who love her. I hope to hear of the many fond stories you must have of her.
    I wish you my deepest sympathy. Gail

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