On April 27, 2023, peacefully and unexpectedly at Christchurch Hospital, aged 77 years. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Karen and Greg, Paul and Debbie, Michelle and Graeme, a proud and loving grandmother and great-grandmother, and a much loved sister, and friend. Special thanks to the staff of Christchurch Hospital for their care and support. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Shirley Thomas, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In accordance with Shirley’s wishes, a private cremation has been held.