It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved mother, grandma, sister and friend Shirley Frocklage at the age of 77. She passed away at Columbia House on August 21, 2020 after a short battle with cancer.
Shirley was born in Golden, B.C. on November 22, 1942 to Elizabeth and Lloyd Watkins. She has a younger sister (Jean) who still resides in Golden. Shirley grew up in Brisco on the family farm where she created many wonderful memories. Shirley moved to Vancouver where she attended UBC and became a teacher.
She taught for a few years in Salmon Arm until she married Walter Frocklage on August 28, 1965. They moved back to Brisco where she taught a few more years. They built a house in Invermere and had 2 daughters, Pam and Kim.
Shirley moved back to Duncan in 1987 where she met Al Caron. She was his little cupcake.
Shirley was passionate about gardening. She loved her flowers and loved to entertain her friends in her gardens. She enjoyed travelling, camping, shopping, touring around and helping others.
Shirley moved back to Invermere in 2018 to be closer to her family. She loved having them all over; feeding them and telling them stories and cheering them all on.
Shirley is survived by her daughters Pam (Kendyl) and Kim as well as her grandchildren; Wyatt, Trystan, Taylor, Quintynn, Ty and Taytum. She is also survived by her sister Jean in Golden along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and good friends.
She was predeceased by her long time partner Al Caron in September 2019. She will be dearly missed by all those that knew her. She was a light to everyone.
Memorial Donations can be made to the Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley www.hospicesocietycv.com or a charity of your choice. A private Celebration of Life will take place for Shirley. It will be available to view online after September 14, 2020. Please go to www.mcphersonfh.com, then to Shirley’s obituary and the memorial video tab to view.
McPherson Funeral Service