Lolli, Shirley Eileen

June 13, 1934 – October 5, 2020
at the age of 86 years

She was so full of life
Not ready to leave
Too many things to still achieve
Her age was a senior
Her heart a teenager
She was wacky, beautiful, wonderful, wise
Many lives she touched with her humour and wiles
She loved nothing better than to make people smile
She flew away as a blue butterfly
And I know she will look down on her loved ones every day


Shirley was the first born of Rudolph and Frances Evanoff.

Left to celebrate her and her life is her husband William Colling, sons David Leaf(Darlene) and Martin Leaf, grand daughter Tae Evanoff, brothers Jon Evanoff and Danny Evanoff(Pat), sisters Arlene Richards and Janice Evans (Dave), relatives and friends whose lives she touched.

Her love and humour will carry us forward.


  1. Soar with the angels dear Shirley. Mike and I were so sorry to hear of your passing. Many heartfelt condolences to Bill and the family

  2. My friend Shirley,
    I will miss you terribly,your jokes and wit were amazing.I will always remember our walk in the snow in Aldergrove.I will love and miss you always.

  3. Although we only know the spark of life from Gramma, through her granddaughter Tae, after hearing Tae’s stories about her, and reading more here, we are so sorry for your loss.
    And we are also sorry that we never had the chance to meet her!!!

  4. my big sister, my rock
    you were our “go to” for support.
    ever the leader in our early lives
    when we played on Frasers banks
    known were we as those “Evanoff river brats”
    You were first to climb life mountains
    right up till your very last moments
    you were always eager for a dare
    ever ready your wit and wiseness
    said, to we your siblings…
    “don’t be sad” my life was large and full
    someday more adventures we’ll all share.

  5. Miss you Shirley. I feel very lonely not being able to see your happy face and hear your wonderful laughter. Going to miss our talks on the phone and visits

  6. Bye Momma! Will miss you dearly and will love you always–David, Darlene & Daisy

  7. We were so saddened to hear of her passing. She always had a smile and a wave as we drove by. And when she visited my work, she was full of stories and made me laugh. I always said I would have loved to know her when she was in her twenties. Hugs and prayers to the family. So sorry for your loss.

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