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Jan. 31, 1930 - Jan. 24, 2014

After a long battle with Alzheimer’s she slipped away peacefully at Ayre Manor surrounded by her loving family. Born in Brighton, England she immigrated to BC as a war bride and made her homes in Kitimat, Penticton, Victoria, Port Renfrew, Cobble Hill & Sooke.

Predeceased by husband Don and daughter Carol Gelean (Gene), she is survived by daughter Janet

Evans (Ken), sons, Mark Evans (Cheryl) Leon Orza (Gayle) and Reg Orza (Tracy).

She leaves 12 grandchildren, Glenda (Andre), Vicki (Enso), Kristen (Kevin), Melanie (Ben), Shyla (Steve), Jacklyn (Rick), Richelle (Kevin), Sean, Brittany, Katlin, Stephanie (Spencer) & Chelsey.

And 11 great-grandchildren, Aidan, Ainsley, Spencer, Nicholas, Mitchell, Kyndra, Addison, Camryn, Landon, Camryn & Kylie.

Sheila was one of the first residents of Ayre Manor in Sooke and the family thanks the SECH Society for providing such a wonderful place for Sheila to spend her last years.

Thank you to all the wonderful staff at Ayre Manor and Drs. Rabien and Forsberg for their care, compassion and kindness for the past 5 1/2 years.