Shirley Emily Copping

Shirley Emily Copping

COPPING, Shirley Emily

(nee Hunter)


With family by her side, after a very long life and

a very short illness, Shirley passed

on. Born in Silverton BC in 1921,

Shirley was predeceased by all

of her siblings (Helen, Buzz,

Dorothy) and her husband

(Norman). Survived by her

daughter Anne Marie Kirby,

son-in-law Russell, and

her beloved grandchildren,

Emerson and Olivia.

After graduating from Business College in New

Westminster, she went on to work for the BC Forest

Service, BC Electric, and the House of Commons

before a long career with the School District in

Vanderhoof, BC. Shirley also attained the rank

of Flying Officer with the Intelligence arm of the

R.C.A.F., discharging in 1949. Shirley also spent

many years on village council while in Vanderhoof.

Shirley retired to Kelowna in 1990, joined by the

rest of her family in 1995. She was kind, accepting

and brilliantly witty. She enriched the lives of

everyone she ever touched, and will be missed by


Special thanks to the Saints of Cottonwoods

“B” for all their help, patience and love these past


A memorial of Love and Life to be held on Friday

July 25 at 5 PM at Springfield Funeral home, 2020

Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. A private interment

will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers,

memorial donations may be made to the Salvation

Army: 1480 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5Y5.

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