Harder, Shirley Diana

March 3, 1935 – October 1, 2012
at the age of 77 years

It is with sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Shirley on October 1, 2012 in Hillside Village, Salmon Arm at the age of 77 years with family by her side.
Shirley was predeceased by her loving husband Peter Ronald Harder and is survived by her loving children Joyce (Glenn) Skinner, Diane Gamblin, Deb (Ed) Moore and Ron Harder, eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, sisters Judith MacDonald and Grace (Frank) Chritchley, brothers Ralph (Judy) Elliott, Jack Elliott, nieces, nephews and many family members.
In lieu of flowers, if so desired, memorial donations in Shirley’s  name may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC, Suite 300, 8282 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1E2.

God saw her getting tired,

and help was not to be:

so opened up his loving arms

and whispered, “Come to Me”.

With tearful eyes we

Watched her suffer, and

Saw her fade away;

Although we loved her dearly,

We could not make her stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,

Her loving hands now rest;

God broke our hearts to

prove to us, He only takes

The Best.


  1. Thank you very much Linda, I think about her every day. She was so very special to us. There was a an angel waiting for her. Your mom helped pick out the poem for her, it was perfect. Hope things are well for you guys. Thanks again. JOYCE &GLENN

  2. Joyce, Glenn and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Joyce, you’re Mom was my favorite Auntie and will be greatly missed by anyone who knew her.

    Randy, Linda and Family

  3. Thank you Wendy, Mom was very special to alot of people we will all miss her very much. Take care and THANKS again.Joyce and Glenn.

  4. Hi Holly, It was very thoughtful of you, grandma will miss you to . Best wishes to all of you. Love auntie Joyceand Uncle Glenn.

  5. We LOVE YOU Auntie! Thanks !!!!!

  6. Thank you Caroll,it was nice of you to send your message. I really appreciate it.Thanks Joyce.

  7. HI Becky, Thank you very much for sending your condolence. We are missing her so much,but she is with me at home in a beautiful bronze statue by our fireplace. THANK YOU AGAIN. Joyce

  8. Joyce and family, How sorry and sad to read of your Mom’s passing. I dearly loved your Mom! She will never be forgotten. The love and friendship she shared with one and all will never be forgotten. I pray for you and your family during this very sad time. I am just so happy I got to know and love your Mom. She was such a special blessing for me! XO Wendy

  9. Grandma, I’m sorry I didn’t get another chance to see you before you left us. Though, there have been many miles between us, I hope you knew that I loved you and I will continue to think about you. Your spirit will always live on in every branch of your family tree.
    Your Granddaughter,

  10. Joyce,Glen &family;
    Don’t think of her as gone,she is living in our hearts & memories.
    Aunt Judith

  11. SISTERHOOD==The serious times,the silly times.Advice given and advice received.The laughter,the tears,the secrets and sharing of fears.Sister I am so blessed you were mine. Now you journey home.
    Love Judith

  12. Joyce. I’m so very sorry to hear of your dear Mom’s passing. Love to you and yours.

  13. Joyce and family. My Condolences go out to you and your family. Aunt Shirley was a wonderful Auntie. We will always remember her kindness.

    Becky, Joe, David, Peter, Sam
    Bekcy and Don Kamstra

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