In loving memory ~
Shirley Anne Tofsrud (née Greene) was a caring wife, mother, nana, sister, and friend. She left this world in peace on July 15, 2023, at age 75.
Born on July 26, 1947, to William and Antonia Greene, Shirley embraced a strong work ethic from an early age. At just thirteen, she began her journey by taking on various jobs at R&R Lord Fishing Camp and later as an operator at BC Tel. In 1966, she relocated to Prince George from the Bulkley Valley with her loving husband, Allan. Together, they had two children: Lance and Mark.
She embarked on a successful career in the forestry sector, starting at Isle Pierre, progressing to the Netherlands, and eventually retiring as an Executive Assistant at Canadian Forest Products in 2004.
Shirley found immense joy in the kitchen where her culinary talents flourished. She delighted in creating delicious meals and treats for the numerous friends and family members who frequently gathered at her home. In addition to her passion for cooking and hosting, Shirley dedicated her time as a volunteer for the Parent Resource Institute for Drug Education, Parent Advisory Councils, and the Prince George Community Foundation.
Shirley is predeceased by her parents and her sister Marie. She is survived by her husband Allan, their sons: Lance (Heidi) and children Ethan, Emma, and Liam of Cochrane; Mark (Janice) and their daughters Natalie and Marley of Edmonton. Also surviving are her siblings Lorna (Ted) of Creston and Barry (Helen) of Calgary. She leaves behind many other family and friends who will miss her dearly.
A Celebration of Life was scheduled for July 29, 2023, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. People gathered at the Kinsmen Community Complex located at 777 Kinsmen Place in Prince George, B.C., to honour and remember Shirley's remarkable life. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to the Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society, a cause close to Shirley's heart.