Obituary Notice — Shirley Mae Knuff

Shirley Mae (nee Clark) Knuff passed away peacefully with her family at her side at Hillside Village in Salmon Arm, BC, on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at the age of 81 years.

Shirley was born at Neepawa, Manitoba, on November 8, 1931. She moved with her family to Pentiction, BC when she was a teenager. She met and married Don and they moved to Kamloops BC. In 1960, they moved to Revelstoke, BC where they continued to raise their family. In the 1980s they moved to Sicamous, BC and began their retirement. Shirley eventually moved to Salmon Arm, BC where she lived for the remaining years of her life.

Everyone who had the pleasure of knowing Shirley knew she had a powerful love of her family and friends. All who entered her life were welcomed with love and were never forgotten by her. She was blessed with a wonderful sense of humor and shared it often.

Thank you to the staff at Hillside and Shuswap Lodge for their compassionate care.

Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Don in 1998.  She will be lovingly remembered by her brother, Donald (Marjorie) Clark; sister, Ann (Lyle) Hume; sister-in-law, Margaret (Donald) Taylor; children, Russell (Darlene), Stuart (Zoe), Douglas, Laurel (Jim) Block; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one step granddaughter and two step great grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.

There will be no formal service.  Shirley’s cremated remains will be interred in the family plot at Summerland, BC.

If so desired, contributions in Shirley’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the S.P.C.A.

Online condolences can be sent through Shirley’s obituary at

Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.