Shirley Emma Gourley

January 15, 1930 – January 20, 2019
It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Shirley Emma Gourley (nee Hyslop) at The Gardens in Qualicum Beach, BC. Born in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Shirley raised her family in Scarborough, Ontario and retired with her loving husband Dave in Parksville, BC.

Shirley and Dave had a long and happy marriage, travelled far and wide and had many interesting adventures. Shirley deeply loved her family and will be very sadly missed. Her words of wisdom and positive outlook will continue to guide our lives forever.

Shirley is survived by her daughter Debra Ann Hamilton (Kevin Hoffart), son David “Glenn” Roy Gourley (Brenda Matsen) and grandchildren Brittany Rachel Gourley and Warren Kenneth Gourley, as well as nieces Lynn Gikizas, Karen Priest and Lee Gibson, and nephews Todd Hyslop, Doug Richardson and Kevin Gordon. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph “David” Gourley in 2009, her mother, Clara Marguerite Hyslop (nee Hall), father Roy Munro Hyslop and brother Raymond Walter Hyslop.

Many thanks to her neighbours, who often helped both Shirley and Dave, and to the wonderful, caring nurses and staff at The Gardens.

There will be no service at Shirley’s request. Friends may consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of their choice.

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Yates Memorial Services 250-248-5859.

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