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Shirley Buck

May 9, 1936 - August 14, 2009


On Friday August 14th, Mrs. Helen “Shirley” Buck (nee Gallie) of Osoyoos passed away at the South Okanagan General Hospital at the age of 73 years.

A celebration of life reception was held on Sunday August 23rd at the family home. A celebration of life will be held in North Battleford and her urn will be laid to rest at Hatley Memorial Gardens in Victoria.

She was predeceased by her parents Adolphus and Ivis, sisters Mary and Evelyn as well as her brothers Gerald, Terry and Berle.

Shirley will be lovingly remembered by Delmar, her devoted husband of fifty-two years whom she met in 1953 and married in 1957; her loving family including daughters Cathrine (Stephen), Bonnie (Jeff) and Debbie (Cliff). Grandchildren; Leah, James, Scott, Chalsea, Kody, Jordan and Jennica as well as great-grandson Bailey; her sisters Lillian, Viola, Geraldine, Joyce and Leona (Norval); brother Gary (Judy); sisters-in-law Ruth (Al) and Grace (Romeo); brothers-in-law Arnold (Aline) and Stanley (Norma); as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and close friends.

Shirley loved to entertain family and friends. She was an immaculate housekeeper and loved to cook and can preserves. Shirley was a loving, caring wife, mother, grandma, great-grandma, sister, sister-in-law, (Great) aunty and friend.

A special thanks to Randy, Nathan and Michael Matthews for being there. The Osoyoos ambulance service , fire department and Dr. Kane, the staff at S.O.G.H., Norma, Kim & Harvey, Brian & Jenn and our wonderful neighbours.

Donations gratefully accepted for the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC, 4 – 1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9.

Condolences may be directed to the family by visiting

Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Osoyoos & Oliver, BC.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Debbie Axten
Relation: youngest daughter

My love and thoughts will be with you forever. May you rest and in peace. As you will always be in my heart and share the love which you gave to each and everyone of us. I love you forever Mom and I’m always by your side. My thoughts and prayers are with you each and every moment. God will will take care of you and watch over each and everyone. I send all my hugs and kisses with a prayer.
Love You Mommy (Mom) xoxoxoxoxo

From: Suzanne Buck
Relation: she was my dear aunt of many years

There is nothing I can say that will erase the what has happened. So many wonderful memories from the past 45 years. Holidays, celebrations, weddings, losses, we were always there for each other.
Spur of the moment dinners, vacations, hunting trips (Doug Davies Ranch!) and fishing trips. These we will always have to remember.
Thank you for being there for me over the years& the memories.
Just remember when you Harold, Gary and your sisters are partying you are forever in our thoughts and hearts missing you.

Lovingly always

From: Pat and Robbie
Relation: good friend

We were totally shocked to hear of Shirley’s sudden passing. We were so grateful though that we could spend time with the rest of the family at her celebration of life. We will always remember the great times we had together out in Mission whether remodelling the house or fixing Pat’s vehicles or just having a party. Shirley was a great hostess and loved to entertain with all her homemade goodies to serve even when we just popped in. Our paths may have widened over the years but the feeling of “family” has never left us no matter how many miles we were apart. Blessings to you Delmar as you carry on til you meet your Bride on the other side.
With Love
Robbie and Pat

From: Cathrine M. Lowery
Relation: oldest daughter

In memory of my loving, caring mom also a wife, sister, friend, sister-in-law, aunty, great aunty, grandma and great-grandma . I miss you dearly. You taught us many things just to mention a few, respect, manners, cooking, love, patience, and many more. You are always in my heart and thoughts. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of you. Watch over us and keep us safe, until we meet again. I love you Mom xoxoxoxo

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
August 23, 2009
Beginning at 1:00pm

Buck Family Residence
8907 Jubilee Drive
Osoyoos, BC Canada V0H 1V2

A celebration of life gathering will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. Saturday August 29, 2009 at the Terry Chmelnyk acreage in North Battleford, SK.

8907 Jubilee Drive
Osoyoos, BC Canada V0H 1V2

Memorial Gifts

Memorial Gifts may be sent directly to:

 Heart & Stroke & Foundation of BC & Yukon
4 – 1551 Sutherland Avenue
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 9M9

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