Obituary of Shirley Lorraine Koski
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Koski, Shirley (aka Callan) August 26, 1935-November 3, 2021 We are saddened to announce Shirley’s passing in Drayton Valley, AB at the age of 86. Shirley was born on August 26, 1935 to Art & Edna (Jackson) Koski. She was raised in Rocky Mountain House, AB where she met and married Dave Callan in 1952. Together, they raised four children on farms in Alberta, Saskatchewan (Rapid View) and BC (Lumby). Shirley forged her path with hard work and good, old-fashioned, farm-sense – she was never one to shy away from doing “man’s work” and participated actively in life on the farm. She enjoyed dancing at jams, visiting with her friends, playing cribbage and caring for all creatures great & small. Later in life, she completed training and practiced as a nurses’ aid. She was renowned for her home-made bread, pancakes, raspberries on ice cream, her huge vegetable garden & the care and feeding of her animals (daily breakfast porridge for her dogs). Shirley knew the importance of making memories, and led by example in creating lasting memories with all those around her, especially the ones she loved the most. Shirley leaves behind her partner of 9 years, Merv Wihlidal; children Diane Carleton and David Callan, twelve grandchildren, her extended family & many friends. Shirley was predeceased by two of her children; Edna Mae Hansen (2017), Joyce Lorraine Conway (2019) and her brother Marvin Arthur Koski (1983). We would like to gratefully acknowledge the care received from the Drayton Valley hospital. A celebration of Shirley's life will be held Tuesday, November 16, 2021 in the Affinity Funeral Service Chapel, 5001 45 Avenue, Drayton Alberta, at 11:00 am. Condolences may be sent to www.affinityfuneralservice.ca Arrangements in care of Dwayne Henley at: Affinity Funeral Service 5001 – 45 Avenue, Drayton Valley, Alberta T7A 1L1 780.542.3338To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Shirley Koski, please visit Tribute Store
Celebration of Life
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
5001, 45 Avenue
Drayton Valley, Alberta, Canada
780 542 3338
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