It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Shirley Vernette McIlwaine, at the age of 63. After a courageous battle with cancer, Shirley passed away at home surrounded by her family, on February 12, 2019. Shirley was born in Calgary, Alberta on August 12, 1955.
She was predeceased by her father John. Shirley is survived by her husband Tom of 15 years, who was her best friend and the love of her life, her two sons Dustin and Jason, her mother Joan (John), her sisters Carleen and Wendy (Monty), her three grandchildren, 4 nephews and 2 nieces.
Shirley’s infectious smile and love of life will be missed by all those who knew her. A Celebration of Shirley’s Life will be held on Wednesday February 20, 2019 at 1:30, at the Comox Legion.
Memorial donations in memory of Shirley may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.