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Shirley Fricker

August 27, 1941 - September 5, 2021


It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our beautiful & devoted mother, aunt, sister, and wife; Shirley Fricker (née Anema).

Shirley passed away peacefully and without pain on September 5th, 2021 at Cowichan District Hospital at 2:38 am, after a short battle with cancer.

Kindhearted and witty, Shirley was always involved in efforts to help others when she could. She attended St. David’s Church in Celista, BC for many years, and was often involved with the Community Hall, preparing meals, etc., for various events while living in Anglemont, BC. Shirley was a devoted Royal Canadian Legion member with Branches 61, and 107; and held many positions with the Ladies Auxiliary at the Delta branch, including President.

The eldest of 10 children born to Okke & Mary Anema; she is predeceased by them, as well as her husband Al Fricker; her brother Raymond Anema; and her granddaughter Shaylan Foster.

Shirley is survived by her children; Deborah (Dragan) & Steve Henwood of Hope, BC; Doug Foster & Bonnie Pelley-McNickle of Duncan, BC; and James Foster of Delta, BC. As well, she is survived by her siblings: Tina Kennedy (Anema) of Hamilton, ON; Jenny (Anema) & Jake DeWeerd of Langley, BC; Ada Anema (wife of Raymond) of Houston, BC; John Anema of Edmonton, AB; Ann Anema of Stony Plain, AB; Theresa (Anema) & Jack Kalisvaart of Fort Saskatchewan, AB; Harry & Nelly Anema of Red Water, AB; Keimpe/Kim Anema of Saanich, BC; and Jacques & Reina Anema of Abbotsford, BC. Her many nieces, nephews and grandchildren, will also miss her greatly.

A Celebration of Life for Shirley, will be announced at a later date, due to Covid-19.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Deborah Parker
Relation: Scott’s aunt

It was a pleasure to know you when up at Scott, Shirley. You always had a smile and a great sense of humour. You kept the room alive. You will be missed.

From: Janice Paxton
Relation: Friend

Deepest condolences, Shirley was an amazing woman with a big heart💕. She will be missed and I send my love to Deb, Steve, Doug, Jamie and family. Thinking of you.

From: Lorrie Schrader
Relation: Shirley belonged to St. David's and also the Lakeview Community Centre. We worked in the kitchen together at times!! Enjoyed her company and outlook.

Shirley was always there to help with whatever was going on. Even when she didn’t feel well she would be helping out. We will miss her here. Condolences to her family and friends.

From: Valerie Scranton
Relation: Shuswap friend

So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. We will remember all of the times we shared in Anglemont.with the Carpet Bowlers, volunteering at the Pig and Whistke and having breakfast together at Ross Creek. Such a dear soul, we send our condolences to Shirley’s family. Such happy memories from her years in the Shuswap.

From: Sharon Davis
Relation: As a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Ladner Branch 61

To Shirley’s family our condolences from the Ladies Auxiliary Ladner Branch 61. Shirley was one of the longtime members of this Branch and some of the other longtime members remember Shirley as a leader and dependable member while she lived in the Ladner area. Once again, our sympathy to Shirley’s family.
Sharon Davis
President, Ladies Auxiliary Branch 61

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