Vernon Funeral Home


Shaylan Christine Foster

June 19, 1990September 15, 2020

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Shaylan Foster on September 15, 2020 at the age of 30, at her home and in her sleep.

Shay will be deeply missed by her dad, Cory Quigley; mother Caroline Kalsbeek; sisters Amanda, Violet and Ivy Quigley and son Kaiden Black, as well as her large extended and blended family and many friends.

Shay was born in Richmond and moved to the Okanagan with her family in the early 90’s, which is where she grew up. As a child, Shay was known to have a playful spirit, a big imagination and an even bigger heart. She had the gift of friendship and in spite of some of the hardships she faced, she never struggled to connect to the people around her.

As Shay grew older, her passion for the environment and art grew as well. She became known as an activist and an artist in her community, which has now become her legacy.

Due to Covid restrictions, a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Out of respect for Shay’s love of nature, the family has transformed Shay’s ashes into a beautiful red maple tree, which will be planted in the spring time.

“Nature’s first green is gold, The hardest hue to hold, Her early leaf’s a flower, But only so an hour. The leaf subsides to leaf, So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day, Nothing gold can stay.” - Robert Frost


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Shaylan Christine Foster

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Lola green

October 5, 2020

Shay was one of the most beautiful kind souls I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. No matter where I was or how we reunited, not a day had passed. She treated me kinder than anyone. Our friendship seemed to have blossomed within hours. Always smiling. Always giving. The universe crossed our paths Everytime one of us needed it.

I'll light a candle for you all the time my angel.

Betty conery

October 4, 2020

From the time Shaye was born, we had a bond. I love her with all my heart, she was and still is my sunshine, she makes me happy when skies are grey. She always knew how much i loved her, she is still my sunshine in every way, today.
She's in heaven, a beautiful Angel still with us in spirit today. Love always sweetie, your Auntie Betty

Erika Centis

October 4, 2020

When I was 15 I became foster sisters with Shay. She helped me through the time in that house that we shared together. When I was crying she held me, when I was laughing she laughed with me and when we were dancing we danced together. For that time we were inseparable, truly sisters. She was always looking after me like the amazing big foster sister she was. She inspired me with her art and poetry. I have the most fond memories when I think of shay and It breaks my heart to know she is not on this earth anymore. But I know she in a way is with us still. In the things that remind us of her like nature, art, stars, and everything beautiful like she was. Love you shay.

Lori Bluebird

October 4, 2020

Vibrant and full of love, Shay always made me feel special whenever we saw each other. Her light shines on 💖

carolyn tytor

October 3, 2020

i am grateful of our time together chatting. i was always glad to see her in community. i remember during many challenging times talking with her, reminding her how special she was. i appreciated her gifts and talents that she freely shared with others. she was humble. she was full of laughter and passionate about the environment. rest in peace my dear friend.


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