First Memorial Funeral Services

1211 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, BC


Shirley Marguerite Bendell

December 30, 1935September 24, 2019

Shirley Bendell Dec 30, 1935 - Sept 24, 2019

Shirley Bendell was always known as grandma Bendell. She was born in Dartmouth Nova Scotia but eventually ended up making her home in Kelowna BC, enjoying the sun and beaches. Shirley spent her final years at Glenmore Lodge where she made many friends. We would like to thank Glenmore Lodge for all that they did for our mother as well as for us. Left to mourn Shirley are her sisters Stella, Beverly, Catherine and families. Daughters, Barbara , Susan , Janet and spouses. Grandchildren, Micheal , Lexie , Sarah , Kristie, Karen , Jessie , Jill , Meghan and spouses. Great grandchildren, Amanda , Jacob , Trent , Tiffany , Adrian , Paige , Colbie and Harper. Great great grandchildren Kiara , Alice , Liam , Aza and Zoey. Honorary grand children, Katie and Kelsey and many other who spent time in Shirley’s care. Shirley is predeceased by her brother Art and sister Jeanne. Her son-in-law Paul her good friend Robert Bendell and their son Bobby. We as a family will always remember moms banana bread recipe, her inability to keep a secret and her obsessive vacuuming to Rod Stewart !! Rest in Peace mom we will miss you always. As per mom’s request there will be no formal funeral service but an open house on October 2, 2019 between 12:00 ~4:00 pm at 112-770 Rutland Road North

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299

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Danny & Ann Wambolt

October 1, 2019

Our sincere condolences to everyone in Shirley's family. 'Aunt Shirley' was truly a wonderful and loving person who had a talent for making us smile. Her unique perspective on life and love of family will be greatly missed, especially the connection she shared with grand-niece Lauren. We are all saddened that the miles between us did not allow more time together.

Much love from your Nova Scotia family.

Danny, Ann and Lauren (sister Jean's son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter).

Charlie Wambolt

September 28, 2019

Although I hadn't see Shirley since she was home in 2008 ,we kept in touch monthly and exchanged memories of families and relatives.She was a tremendous help when my wife Jean (Shirleys' sister),was very ill in hospital.They were very close and I know she felt very bad after Jeans' passing.
I will always remember Shirley as a kind, compassionate person with an affectionate smile.She will be missed.May God bless her
Rest in Peace Shirley