If you ever had the privilege of meeting Sheila the words used to describe your first impression were likely similar to graceful, kind, gentle, warm, beautiful, or caring. You learned quickly that your first impression was correct. As Sheila’s nephew Chris mentioned recently, “that’s where I used to go when I would run away”. When you were with Sheila, you felt accepted. You felt cared for. You felt loved.
Sheila grew up in Norval, Ontario where as a girl she enjoyed the country life with her horse, Sherry and certainly being part of a large loving family with two sisters and four brothers. Sheila later attended Georgetown District High School where she met Brian. Brian had to work for it but eventually he won Sheila’s heart and they married August 26, 1961. Sheila and Brian had an amazing life together, raising their children in Georgetown, spending time with family and friends at “the cottage” on Lake Simcoe and boating on Georgian Bay.
Sheila in her 79th year, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at the Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland.
Beloved wife of Brian for 55 years. Loving mother of Carber, Tiffany (Drew), and Tanya (Patrick). Cherished by her grandchildren Jayd, Kai, Shea, Nicholas, Alex, Natasha and Simon. Sheila will be lovingly remembered by her daughter-in-law Jennifer Wright and son-in-law George Sturik. Dear sister of Mary Staines, Charlie (Heather) Carney, Bill (Elaine) Carney, and Ray (Betty) Carney. Sister-in-law of Carl (Nancy) Schenk, Marie Carney, Barb Carney, Bev Carney, Brenda Goodlet, and Doug (Doris) Goodlet. Predeceased by her brother Peter Carney, sister Patricia Schenk, sister-in-law Barb Goodlet, brothers-in-law Bill Staines, David Goodlet and Jim Goodlet. Sheila will be missed by her many nieces, nephews, friends and family.
A Celebration of Sheila's life will be held at the Norval United Church on Friday, June 16th. Visitation will begin at 1 pm with a service to follow at 2 pm. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception immediately following the service.
Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario or the Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
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