1932 - 2020
Shirley Anne Virostek, beloved wife of the late George Virostek, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at the age of 88 years.
As a result of the restrictions regarding COVID-19, and the government’s recommendations, a private service was held at Southland Funeral Chapel on Monday, July 20, 2020. A private burial followed at the Enchant Cemetery. A public service in celebration of Shirley’s life will be held at a later time when we can all gather together safely.
Shirley is survived by her four sons Kevin (Richelle) Virostek of Coalhurst, Darcy (Deb) Virostek of Enchant, Sheldon (Geri) Virostek of Enchant and Blaine (Pat) Virostek of DeWinton; seven grandchildren Scott (Tammy) Virostek, Brett (Dawn) Virostek, Mitch (Camee) Virostek, Kelsey (Mitch) Honess, Marty Virostek, Colby (Christine) Virostek and Brady (Josh) Virostek; eighteen great grandchildren Kassidy, Keira, Brodyn, Emma, Kaden, London, Kaden, Kolter, Keeley, Kinslee, Grayson, Peyton, Heston, Emerson, Kitson, Charlotte, Jex and Amelia.
She was predeceased by her husband George Virostek; parents Clifford and Florence Reynolds; daughter-in-law Wendy Virostek; brothers Roy Reynolds and Dennis Reynolds; sisters-in-law Lois Reynolds, Norma Reynolds and Irene Reynolds.
Shirley was born on the farm near Enchant on June 25, 1932, the youngest and only daughter of Clifford and Florence Reynolds. She graduated in Enchant, then attended Garbutts College in Lethbridge, graduating with honors. After six years of courtship, she married the love of her life George Virostek on October 10, 1953 and together they started the family farm. During her fifty seven years of marriage there were good times and hardships, but she enjoyed raising four boys, running cattle, farming, participating and watching all sport activities. Shirley continued to raise cattle until her passing and always looked forward to the round-ups, branding and especially selling of the calves.
Mom was proud to call the community of Enchant home. She was involved in every organization and board, always willing to lend a hand for the good of families, friends, faith and church. Shirley was known to have a strong voice, but was truly a loving, caring person who had the ability to make someone laugh. We can’t forget her love of music and dancing. Mom believed the love of family is life’s greatest blessing and she cherished the moments of family gatherings. She always enjoyed the company of her kids, grandkids and great grandkids around her. Knowing that mom made a difference in the lives of others is why she was a very special person and will be missed by all who knew her. We are so very proud of her. Our families will try to carry on your traditions and legacy that you established.
She enjoyed the path that her life had led her. May God grant you happiness on your path.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Shirley’s name may be made directly to the Enchant Community Hall, Box 1921, Enchant, Alberta T0K 0V0 or to the Enchant Seniors, Box 1784, Enchant, Alberta T0K 0V0.