Shirley Peters


March 8, 1934 – April 27, 2017

Mom courageously and painlessly took her last breath, ending her long battle with COPD on April 27, 2017, having her last two wishes granted by passing away at home and peacefully in her sleep.

Mom was born and raised in Fernie, BC in March 1934, and at 18 married Pee-Wee Peters and settled in Calgary. Raising us five kids was Mom’s top responsibility, and she always did her best for us, along with her great sense of humor, a stubborn will, and her own great style.

In 1977, they moved from the city to Rosen Lake, BC, and her home became a mecca and a place that holds great memories for all who knew her. The lake gave mom the opportunity to shine as the great hostess she was. There she held parties-a-plenty, showing off her cooking and baking talents which were a treat for all who had the pleasure of being invited, and even all of those who weren’t, as she always made anyone there feel right at home. The coffee pot was always on in her kitchen and an Adult Beverage was too, if you arrived after noon.

Following dads passing in 1998, she mastered the art of independence, travelling to Yuma in winter, casinos far and wide, and even a few tropical locales, all while continuing to be our rock and a great friend to all who knew her.

Mom loved to crochet and knit, but bingo and curling were by far mom’s favorite pastimes. She spent many hours at the Galloway Curling Rink and would travel many a mile to listen to a Bingo Caller! Even in her last days curling was always on the TV, and a thrill of a lifetime for her was having a picture taken with Kevin Martin recently.

Mom was predeceased by dad and their son Donnie, as well as siblings Bud, Ruth and Muriel. Left to honor mom’s memory are us kids: Lynn & Wayne, Kevin, Karen & Kevin, Russell, and Jo-Jo, along with her siblings, Edie, Dorothy, Don, Margaret, David and families. She was also a proud Gramma to 10 grandkids and their spouses, and 12 great grandkids!

Our family would like to extend a VERY special thank you to the staff members at Rocky Mountain Village, Colleen Novecosky, and Dr. Lisa Tessler who made mom’s last days here the very best they could be.

Mom did not want a service nor flowers, however if anyone would like, they can make a donation in her name to, or plant yourselves some sunflowers of any kind, as they will help keep mom’s memory alive as she so loved them. Lastly, one of mom’s favorite songs has always been “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack, and it would make her very happy if we all spend the rest of our days here really living those lyrics.

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