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Coquitlam, BC V3K 1C5
Phone: 604-936-9987
Fax: 604-468-2575


Office Location

815 Brunette Avenue

Coquitlam, BC V3K 1C5

Phone: 604-936-9987

Fax: 604-468-2575


Shirley Larose

Shirley Larose

Saturday, January 22nd, 1944 Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

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Obituary for Shirley Larose (Midlane)

Shirley Midlane Larose was born on January 22, 1944 and lived a meaningful life until her passing on October 22, 2020 after almost two decades of perseverance with lung cancer. Predeceased by her mother and father,
Shirley leaves behind her loving husband of 47 years, Alain, children Andre (Rachel), Stefan (Catherine), and Joseph, and grandchildren Scarlet, Juliet, Zofia and Hugo. Her sister in England, Ann (Steve), whom she shared weekly chats for years, and her family - children Daniel (Beccy) and Chantelle and grandnephew Eric - also grieve her loss.

Born in Bolton, England, she pursued a career as a Lab Technician which brought her at one point to Dubai. Shirley's adventurous spirit also took her to Vancouver in the early 70's- this was intended to be a short stay before travelling onward to Australia; however, she met a dashing young man, her life partner Alain, at a party she attended with her friend Judy and this changed her life course. Raising three boys in Coquitlam, Shirley and Alain created a cohesive family life including annual camping trips to Furry Creek, holiday family gatherings with the Rothery's, and providing a home for her son's friends to stop by and visit regularly.

Shirley retired early from her career when her health worsened, however this did not stop her and Alain from actively cruising and travelling often multiple times a year until 2019. Shirley was known for her talents in
gardening and sewing (actively attending garden clubs in two municipalities for years), was an avid arm-chair tennis critic, a pug-lover, a star apple crumble maker, and in healthier times loved to host friends and family for drinks at their home. Although outnumbered by the men in her family, Shirley held her own and taught her
family the importance of fairness and determination.

A service will be held at a later date to be determined. Please see weblink for more personalized details for Shirley. *In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the BC Cancer Foundation. A special thank you to her oncologist, Dr. Sasha Smiljanic, who provided exemplary care.

“To speak the name of the dead is to make them live again.”

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Ann M Henderson

"Shirley Larose" will remain in our hearts forever. With love from Ann, Steve & Chantelle xxx

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Comment | Posted at 07:29am via Premium Tree

Dear Alain and family,
Our deep and sincere condolences with the passing away of Shirley. She is now free from suffering, but our hearts are saddened by your loss.
We can look back on some good memories with Shirley and the family, like at your Furry Creek Campsite, going to Las Vegas together and playing golf at Bridal Falls. Shirley and Al invited us to Christmas dinner And we invited them to our New Year’s Eve parties. Shirley loved her family and especially her grandchildren. She will be missed by all.
Rodney and Hanneke.
Comment | Posted at 11:54pm via Condolence

Sarah Belanger

We are sending our love to the Larose family during this time of transition, and holding Shirley in our thoughts. It’s beautiful to read the stories and comments and to see the photos from a lifetime rich with love and meaning. With love, Sarah, Tim and Elora
Comment | Posted at 10:40pm via Condolence

Stefan Larose

A video of my mum relaying a message to Catherine talking about plants.
Comment | Posted at 01:17pm via Condolence

Marya McLellan

Dear Alain and family,
We were so sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. You both attended many Glenbrooke North Residents Association meetings with us and Shirley and I met monthly at the NW Horticultural Society meetings. I first met Shirley at a craft class and she kindly offered to drive me home and since then we have been friends. We enjoyed many sidewalk chats, me coming home with groceries, and Shirley working in the garden. We spoke of gardening and cruising to exotic locations, two shared passions. She will be very much missed. Our sincere condolences, Marya McLellan and Jim Goring
Comment | Posted at 06:10pm via Condolence

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