On February 12, 2015, Sheila Thompson passed away peacefully at the age of 82, in palliative care at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Sheila was born in Hamilton, Ont., to her beloved parents, Ross and Emma (Dunlop) Head.
Sheila is survived by her loving son, Noel (Laura) and step-grandson, William; loving daughter, Tanya and beloved granddaughter, Emma; dear brother, Michael (Saundra); as well as many nieces and nephews.
Sheila was predeceased by her parents, but their cherished love and strength carried through Sheila giving her children a wealth of love and compassion and the ability to withstand what they thought they never could. She is also predeceased by her wee brother, Donald (2 ½ years old), dear brother, Peter (Ruth) and beloved sister, Marion (Emil).
As a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Sheila led an interesting life and marched to a different drummer. Mom wasn’t afraid of striking out to take up residence in places unknown, some of which included Alberta, Victoria, B.C., North Gower, Ont., Kingston, Ont., Enterprise, Ont., Thunder Bay, Ont., Pleasant Bay, N.S. and Sydney, N.S.
Like no other, Sheila was a fearless, independent, adventuresome and passionate woman with a depth of being that was a shining example to so many people. Mom’s kind, youthful personality touched many and left people remarking that it was an honor to know her. She had a keen interest and knowledge of the plants growing around her and a passion for the protection and welfare of animals. Mom read a lot and liked to listen to CBC radio and classical music.
Sheila will be missed by many who loved her dearly.
Cremation has taken place and her life will be celebrated at Skeleton Lake, Muskoka, Ont., this summer.
If you wish, donations in memory of Shelia may be made to The Association For The Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals or to your local animal shelter, food bank or library.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
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Tanya, we are saddened to hear of your Moms passing. She was a great friend of my Mothers and was always happy to have her tag along. So many country drives they enjoyed together. Our condolences to you and your family.
From: Mary Hope & Alex Fraser
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Sheila. Sincere condolences to Tanya, Emma, Noel and family. It was a pleasure knowing Sheila as a neighbour, may she rest in peace.
From: Wayne and Doreen MacKinnon