Shirley Marie Kopiak


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Shirley Marie Kopiak at Drayton Valley Hospital and Care Centre on the evening of September 22, 2018 at the age of 76 years. Shirley will be lovingly remembered by her spouse of many years, Leon Blanchette; children, Kim Kopiak (Mark Qualie), Jacqueline Poier and Kelly Kopiak; grandchildren, Chad (Jennifer) Kopiak, Courtney Skates, Kristen (James) Redford, Sara Siewiertoka, Desarae Poier and Samantha Poier; great-grandchildren, Cole Kopiak, Chloe Skates, Teagan Redford, Lucas Redford, Eden Nichols, Kennedy Nichols and Jade Neufeld; sister, Linda Forsyth and Leon’s children, Bonita (Justin) Rogers and Lance Blanchette (Christian Jauand). She will also be remembered by several extended family and wonderful friends. Shirley is predeceased by her parents, Lucille and Thomas Feist; sister, Diane McClaren and brother, Garnett Kovach. A Private Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, September 28, 2018. Her family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the Nurses on the 2nd floor at Drayton Valley Hospital for the wonderful care provided, especially Karen. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to Drayton Valley Health Services Foundation, Acute Care.

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Kelly Michael Kopiak

This is the only Mother I had, I miss you so much. She was there for all of my downfalls in life as well as the celebratory times.


My heart felt condolences to the family. I am currently in hospital and had the pleasure of meeting shirley!! ,She had a warm persona that illuminated the room. She will be missed

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