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Elaine Shannon

June 21, 1922 - August 9, 2018

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An Oliver pioneer, Elaine was born in the South Okanagan to parents George and Phyllis Curbishley.  Elaine’s family moved to Los Angeles and returned to Oliver in 1933. Following high school graduation, she studied at a Business College in Vancouver then worked in the office at Maclean and Fitzpatrick packing house in Oliver until her marriage to WW 2 veteran Eric Shannon in 1948.

Elaine and Eric raised 4 children on their orchard south of town. She continued to live there into her 90s.

A visit with Gramma was always very special for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Elaine loved Oliver and was involved in the community.  Some of the organizations she volunteered with include Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, Canadian Cancer Society and the Okanagan Historical Society.  She served as a secretary for several of these groups.  Elaine was also active in her church.

Eric and Elaine enjoyed exploring BC and Washington State in their truck and camper as well as travelling internationally.

Elaine was a great friend and enjoyed many long-term friendships. Her bridge group played together for over 50 years.

Elaine was predeceased by her husband Eric, sister Beryl Watson and brother Norman Curbishley.  She is survived by children Larry (Jan), Patti (Ken), Gordon (Kenna), Norman, 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Muscular Dystrophy Canada: www.muscle.ca  would be appreciated.

A graveside urn interment and committal will be held at 12:30 pm, Friday, August 24, 2018 at the Oliver Municipal Cemetery.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday August 24, 2018 at St Edward’s Anglican Church, Oliver, BC.

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Margaret Harkness
Relation: Friend of the family

My deepest condolences to Larry & Jan and to all the family as well.

From: Margaret Hansen
Relation: Daughter Patti’s friend

Dennis and I loved our visits to Oliver to stay with your mom. She was also a cheerful travel companion on our Alaska cruise in 2007. A beautiful lady inside and out. Our condolences to all the family.

From: Helen Graham
Relation: Friend

So sorry for your lose Patti, Larry, Gord, Norm and families. Feel so privileged to have known your Mother, experienced her generous hospitality and admired her spunky attitude to life. You will miss her, but all of you have a special warmth, that comes from her.

From: Judy Dallas
Relation: Through the Okanagan Historical Society

Elaine was a true lady who made everyone feel so welcome. Her knowledge of the local history was incredible and she shared it so honestly and willingly. She was extremely proud of her family. I am so very sure there are many great memories that the family and friends have and share in honour of Elaine.
My thoughts are with you all.

From: Brita Park
Relation: acquaintance

You chose a perfect picture to go with your mum’s obituary. She was a beautiful person– to the core of her being! Every casual friendly chat with her at community events or wherever, would feel like a gift. She embodied kindness, strength, wisdom and energy. She will be missed by the whole community, including by me. Thinking of you, Larry, and Jan, with all your family, whose lives were so enriched by her presence in your day to day. A sad time, intertwined with
deep gratitude for having been gifted with this particularly wonderful person as mother and grandmother!
Deepest sympathy,
Brita

From: Silvana Trotter

Thinking of you Patti. Take care.
Silvana

From: Lori Martine
Relation: friend

Sorry to hear of the passing of Elaine. She and I had many conversations while I was visiting my Mom or bringing entertainment to Sunnybank. Thinking of you in your time of loss.

From: Kay & Ernie Rotheisler
Relation: Acquaintance

Larry, Jan and to all the Shannon Family.
So very sorry on your loss. Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
Our deepest condolences.

From: Susan Capyk
Relation: Friend of Larry & Jan

What a lovely picture of Elaine! She was a special lady and I know she will be greatly missed. May lovely memories help you through this difficult time. Thinking of you and your family.

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Service Schedule

  Graveside Service

Date & Time:
August 24, 2018
Beginning at 12:30pm

Location:
Oliver Municipal Cemetery
1068 Rockcliffe Road
Oliver, BC Canada

A graveside urn interment and committal will be held at 12:30 pm, Friday, August 24, 2018 at the Oliver Municipal Cemetery.

1068 Rockcliffe Road
Oliver, BC Canada

  Memorial Service

Date & Time:
August 24, 2018
Beginning at 2:00pm

Location:
St Edward's Anglican Church
5954 Nicola Street
Oliver, BC Canada

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday August 24, 2018 at St Edward’s Anglican Church, Oliver, BC.

5954 Nicola Street
Oliver, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

In lieu of flowers, donations to Muscular Dystrophy Canada: www.muscle.ca  would be appreciated.

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