December 31, 1932 – April 27, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce, with sorrow in our hearts and a lifetime full of loving memories, the passing of Shirley Lawritsen.
Shirley was born in Calgary and moved to Bowness in 1951 after she married Lloyd Lawritsen, who predeceased her in 1987. She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by her family, friends and relatives for her great sense of humour, kindness and great wit. One of her greatest joys was her twenty years at the VRRI working with adults with developmental disabilities. She enhanced the skills and lives of many people during her time there.
Shirley was an avid camper and loved to play cards with her family and friends. Many many animals had the privilege of her loving care – Katie was an especially beloved Shih Tzu. Shirley was especially adept at crafts having knitted and stitched many beautiful table cloths and framed pieces.
Shirley is survived by her daughter, Lynn (Lori); her son, Scott (Vlasta); and her grandchildren Anika, Andrew and Connor. She was predeceased by her parents, Severin Ervik and Mabel Camp. Her son Glenn, who she greatly adored, was lost to cancer in 2007; and brothers, Jackie and Albert passed far too young. Shirley was blessed to have an extended family that included Ruth, Wallace, Pearl and George Camp – children of Mabel. She is also missed by a very large extended family with relatives in Norway and the Czech Republic.
A Celebration of Shirley’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
In living memory of Shirley Lawritsen, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences