Tamboline, Shirley Anne

February 18, 1931 – March 2, 2020
at the age of 89 years

Graveside Service:  Friday, March 13, 2020, 1:00 p.m., Lakeview Memorial Gardens, 2850 Dry Valley Road, Kelowna, BC
Celebration of Life:  Saturday, March 14, 2020, 1:00 p.m., Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1st Ave. SW, Salmon Arm

Shirley Tamboline (nee Francis) passed away peacefully with her family by her side on March 2, 2020 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital at the age of 89 years. With grace and dignity, she struggled through many ailments throughout her life and after several years of her latest battle, has found peace and a well-deserved rest so that she may embark on her final journey to be with her Lord & Savior.
Born in the small town of Bassano, Alberta, she spent most of her childhood growing up on her father’s isolated homestead in the Cariboo region of B.C.’s interior, where she learned to be independent and self-reliant. She went to school in Kelowna and then on to Vancouver where she met her husband Reg, and they married soon after. After having three children, they moved from the coast to the Okanagan Valley and then to Kamloops, finally settling in Salmon Arm. Together for 68 wonderful years, they had a full and happy life. Shirley was predeceased by her elder son Dan and is survived by her husband Reg, son Tom (Ainslie), daughter Diane (Ron), grandchildren Grant (Lola), David, Maeve and Flora and great-granddaughter Zenna. Of her five siblings, Shirley was survived by only her younger sister Sheila and by many nieces and nephews. A special thanks to the staff at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital for their kind and professional care during her final days. We are also very appreciative of the wonderful staff of Mt. Ida Mews for seven years of attentive care which kept Shirley safe and comfortable during her stay.
Graveside Service: Friday, March 13, 2020, 1:00 p.m., Lakeview Memorial Gardens, 2850 Dry Valley Road, Kelowna, BC.  A Celebration of Life will be held on March 14, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1st Avenue SW Salmon Arm BC.


  1. I will always remember your smile Auntie. Your vibrant personality and remarkable spirit impacted everyone around you. I know your family will miss you dearly. And I hope that fond memories offer comfort in the days ahead. With love Carol.

  2. I had the wonderful gift of caring for Shirley (My little Shirley Bird) at the later stag in life, Shirley will always hold a special place in my heart. My Condolence to Reg and Shirley’s family. My Prayers and thoughts are with you .

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