Shirley Pollock passed away peacefully November 11, 2011 with family by her side. She was predeceased by husband, John (Jack) B. Pollock; parents, Ralph and Lurana Duncanson; brothers, Thomas, Walter; sisters, Dorothy, Lillian, Eileen, Beatrice, and Florence.
Shirley had the gift of the gab and always had a story to tell about growing up on her parents apple orchard in Falmouth Nova Scotia, or when she enlisted in the Air Force as a nurse and was stationed at Sea Island Hospital in Vancouver B.C. She met Jack who was also in the Air Force stationed at Sea Island Hospital. After the war, they married, Jack received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and later with their daughter Louise they settled in Chilliwack where Jack taught Maths and Sciences to the then Sapper Apprentice Program at Canadian Forces Base Chilliwack.
Shirley was an avid gardener spending countless hours tending to her many varieties of daffodils, primulas and rockery plants. She was an active member in the Chilliwack Horticultural Society/Garden Club and Chilliwack Fair. She claimed many “show stopper” awards for her daffodils and floral art arrangements. She later became a BC Flower and Vegetable Judge.
Shirley had many interest from being a Girl Guide Leader to working for a time in the Liberal Constituency Office and Judging BC Flower Shows. She loved to sew, crochet, knit, read and was always working on the crossword puzzle. She also loved to drive over to the Malls in her little white Mazda truck.
She will be sorely missed by her daughter Louise; sisters, Louise Pratt Kamloops, Stella Hartz(Paul) Vero Beach Florida, Marjory Dimock Windsor N.S; nephews and nieces , Dave Pratt(Maureen) Chris Pratt(Paddy), Barbara Procher(George), Wayne Dimock(Cristal), Joanne Hartz; Roberta Hadland(Ron), Jack Reid, Melinda Wright(Steve), Kathy Siemens(Ron); Sharon Weslousky, Gordon McGregor(Sheri) and Theresa Tass(Frank) friends, Mary VanHerk(Burt), Stella Simpson and her beloved pets Rocky and Jo Jo and all those wild birds.
Thank you to Dr’s. A. Singh, B.R. Voth and D.A. Paige and all the staff at the Chilliwack Hospital ICU and 3rd Floor Health Unit. Thank you for the special caring and comfort given to Shirley by all the staff at Cascade Hospice Residence.
A family and friends gathering will be held in April 2012 when the daffodils will bloom in Shirley’s garden.
In lieu of flowers a donation to the Cancer Society or Cascade Hospice Residence would be Shirley’s choice.