Shelly Sarmiento (Hovey) a.k.a. Shell Bell or Sis, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Friday, April 8, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer. Shelly is predeceased by her brother (Dean Hovey) and is survived by her mom (Linda Forrest), dad (Leroy Hovey), step-mom (Mary), brother (Troy Hovey) and sister-in-law (Lynnea). Shelly is also survived by three beautiful daughters, Tania, Sheena and Lorisa (Neon), and a granddaughter, Ivory. Shelly’s nieces and nephews are Astin (Henry), Teanne, Taylor, Brooklyn, Seth (Veronica), Cody and Jesse. She also has many aunts, uncles and cousins. A special mention of Auntie Nandy, who was by her side with the rest of us when she passed. Shelly would of liked us to mention a few of her close friends, Ken, Gabby, Kati Sharon, Lenny and her dog Meka. Shelly was all about family and has the most caring, sincere spirit. Anyone who met her couldn’t help but like her because she had such a warm, friendly personality. Shelly was very passionate about animals, especially when it came to taking care of her dog, Meka. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Dr. Penny, Dr. Taylor, all the staff at the KGH Cancer Clinic and the Palliative Care Response Team.
A Celebration of Life for Shelly will be held on Easter Sunday April 24th at The Kelowna Fish and Game Club Hall (4041 Casorso Rd.) at 2:00pm. Bring a pillow and or blanket as there will be options for sitting in a chair or on the floor.
There is no death, only a change of worlds