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|Shirley Mae (Breitenfeldt) Barrow,
retired, died at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, in Trail on September
22nd, 2004 at the age of 74. She was cremated with her cowboy boots and
hiking boots, and the ashes will be distributed in Montana and British
Columbia. Shirley is survived by her sister Beverly (Charles) Deshaw of
Billings, MT, her three children, Deyanne (Edward) Davies and granddaughter
Mariah of Rossland, BC, Dennis (Joan) Barrow and grandchildren Sean Ryan,
Tyra, Michael and Denise of Columbia Falls, MT, and Curtis (Leslee) Barrow
and granddaughters Kirsten and Caitlin of Great Falls, MT, numerous cousins,
and many friends from coast to coast in both countries, as well as those
trout in Montana and BC she had not yet caught.
Shirley was born May 25th, 1930, in Wibaux, MT. Her parents were Ervin and Miriam Breitenfeldt, deceased. She grew up on a farm and attended the Baird School and the Wibaux County Grade and High School. She was married in May 1948. She resided in Wibaux, Fromberg, Missoula, Whitefish, and Martin City, MT, before immigrating to Rossland, BC, in 1990. Some of her favorite pastimes, activities and employments were fishing, milking cows, breaking and riding horses, training Hereford bulls for the show ring, buckraking hay, killing rattlesnakes, riding trail bikes, fishing, playing pool & snooker, hunting rabbits, prairie dogs, elk, deer, pheasants, & hunting coyotes on land and from a homemade airplane, pumping gas, meat cutting, reading, writing, Cub and Boy Scout and Campfire Girl activities, skiing, winning pool trophies, reservations assistant, marketing director, backpacking outfitter, camping, hiking, fishing, canning fish, and cribbage. She was the first licensed backpacking outfitter in the State of Montana. After 1990 she took up snooker, and medalled several times at the BC Senior Games, receiving two Gold Medals for Snooker in the Senior Games for all of Canada. One of the gold medals was won in Regina, Saskatchewan, and the other in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She also enjoyed woodworking, shuffleboard, bocce, birding, and was a discriminating garage saler. In 1998 she went downhill to a new home in Trail due to 24 feet of snowfall that winter. In the next twenty years she had planned to play golf, curling, and more snooker. She left pool cues to each of her eight grandchildren, and told them not to brag to people how good they were, but to show them. She expressed appreciation for all of the many prayers and memories sent to her by her many friends in her last days.
Thank you to Doctor’s Scully, Scotland O’Flanagan and Dala Lana.
A celebration memorial service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #11, Trail on Saturday, October 2nd, 2004 at 10:30am - 12:30pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the donor’s choice and would be appreciated by the family.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Carberry’s Funeral Home (364-1211). Anyone wishing to email condolences to the family may do so care of Susan Slocum at firstname.lastname@example.org.