SHIRLEY ANNE BEVILACQUA
July 14, 1945 – August 20, 2015
Lovingly supported by her loved ones, Shirley Anne Bevilacqua passed away at the Rocky Mountain Village in Fernie following a long, courageous battle with brain cancer. Shirley was born in Coleman, AB on July 14, 1945.
Shirley will be dearly missed by her beloved husband of 49 years, Romeo Bevilacqua, children Shawn Bevilacqua and Kayla (Neil) Smithies, and her precious grandchildren: Sydney, Donovan, Vanessa, Jayce, Parker and Garrett. She is also survived by her siblings: Kathy (Vern) Watson, Tom (Carmel) Campbell, Judy Campbell, Bobby (Wanda) Campbell, Garnet (Nancy) Campbell, Billy Campbell, Howie Campbell, and Brenda Smith, and her brother-in-law Bruno Bevilacqua as well as many nieces and nephews. Shirley was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Edna Campbell.
Shirley graduated in 1964 from the Horace Allen High School. It was while working at the Satellite Café that she met Romeo, the “love of her life”, and the couple married on August 6, 1966. In 1980 Shirley received her Level 3 Insurance Agent certification from UBC, a career that spanned 30 years.
Shirley enjoyed curling, going for long walks, reading a great book, and spending time at the lake with family and friends or watching her grandchildren play sports. Shirley appreciated life and embraced all those around her with unconditional love and support.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Sparwood Senior’s Hall on Saturday, August 29th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.
Donations may be made in Shirley’s name to the Sparwood Senior’s Villa, PO Box 712, Sparwood, BC V0B 2G0, the Canadian Cancer Society, 104 – 347 Leon Avenue Kelowna, BC V1Y 8J6, or to Hope Air, Suite 102 211 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 2R5.
Memories & condolences shared at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.