Shirley Kathleen Weldon (Née Crosby), BA’50

Shirley Weldon1928 – 2012. I have left you now. Remember me fondly and know that I loved you. I lived a wonderful life, the kind a young girl might dream of. I was born in Toronto and had a lot of fun as a kid growing up in Princeton and Vancouver. I did well in school, graduated with honours from UBC, and became a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

I re-entered the work force once my children were self-sufficient and retired as the assistant to the vice-president at BCIT. I loved all types of recreation, including running, skiing, tennis, boating and especially singing out-of-tune around a campfire. Then I began to forget the words to the songs. In my later years, dementia took over. Some might say I suffered from Alzheimer’s. But I didn’t. Those who loved me suffered; I simply ebbed. Thanks to the efforts of my loving family, particularly my husband, I was fortunate to complete my life in the comfort of my own home where I had lived for the past 30 years.

I am survived by my husband of 58 years Richard Chapman IV; sons, Richard Chapman V (Avril) and Gordon Calhoun (Hanh); grandchildren Heather and Derek (Ayako); great‑grandchildren Sarah and Sean, siblings Ann, Louis, Laurence and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

I was predeceased by parents Michael Gabriel (Gabe) and Mary Isabel (Molly); and siblings Lillian, Jim, Patricia, Eleanor and Ken. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to my friends at the Alzheimer’s Society of BC or Dying with Dignity. Their work will go a long way to helping future generations.

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  1. Rick Weldon says:

    Hello all,
    Thank you for keeping this posted. We are in Maui where Shirl loved to spend much of the winter. We miss her but know that she is still with us.

    Love,
    Rick, Cal and Hanah.

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