Shirley Margaret Balcom
Balcom - Shirley Margaret Balcom, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the Prince County Hospital, Summerside. Wife of the late Jack Balcom. Survived by her sister Bette Sullivan (Eddie) Miramichi, NB; children Lesley (Bob , deceased), Cloverdale, BC; Robert ( Tess), Mississauga, ON; and Beth (Neil), Calgary, AB; grandchildren Kenzee and Kelsey (Cody); great-grandson Everett; and by numerous other extended family. A CELEBRATION OF HER LIFE and reception will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Linkletter Community Centre, 1670 Linkletter Road, from 2 to 4 pm. Friends and Family will be invited to share stories and memories of this most talented lady.
Shirley was born in New Brunswick and adopted by her island for 54 years. She will be sadly missed by her family and very cherished friends who loved and cared for her.
She was always an advocate for P.E.I. Trade and Commerce and wherever she went, she would say "When you come to the Island look me up," as she passed them a coin from the ‘Chamber’.
"Shirl" loved a good story and a vigorous game of cards. She was fiercely independent, competitive and extremely talented and artistic.
She viewed her life as a painting in progress. Seldom the image you started with but significantly improved by the evolution and challenge that finished it. That is our Mother and Friend.
Thank you to the wonderful caregivers at Prince County Hospital and our friend, Dr. Kelly.
Completion of funeral arrangements entrusted to Moase Funeral Home, Summerside. Memorial donations to the Prince County Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.