Sheila Wade was born in Durham County, England to Robert and Sarah Wade (nee Simpson) April 12, 1925 and died in the Stettler Hospital seven days before her 98th birthday.
Along with her parents Robert (Pop) and Sarah, and her siblings Robert and Mavis, she left England and landed at Pier 21, March 28, 1926 to begin her life in Canada. Living in Erskine and Fenn they enjoyed a life farming. And along came sister Leila, completing their family.
As siblings left the family nest, Sheila remained with her parents, becoming their caregiver as well as working at the Alix Creamery 1956 – 1966 and Alix Agencies from 1966 to retirement in 1987.
She remained in Alix until 2014 when she moved to the Heart Haven Lodge in Stettler.
Sheila enjoyed donating her time to the Alix Village Shoppe, the Rebekah’s as well as serving on executive or doing audits for various groups.
Sheila was very proud of winning gold when floor curling with her teammates at the 55-plus games and had many stories to tell of their time.
In her spare time, she always had needles in hand _ crocheting, knitting, tatting, needlepoint, as well as painting.
Many of her 11 nieces and nephews remember activities with her – visiting the creamery, trying to shock her with stories of their activities, spending time with Scamp (her little dog), gardening, or looking for bargains at thrift stores.
Sheila was predeceased by her father (Pop) 1882 – 1961; her mother (Sarah) 1885 – 1975; her brother (Robert) 1920 – 2005; her sister (Mavis) 1921 – 2008; her sister (Leila) 1927 – 2019; her nephew (Gordon) 1947 – 2009 and her great nephew (Bradley) 1976 – 1997 and her great-niece (Jesslyn) 1993 – 2018.
Survived by and honoured to have known her are remaining nieces and nephews and their families – Allan Farrell; Roy Wade; Judy Sanner (Bob); Betty Farrell, Jack Lyle (Debbie); Doris Wade (Merle); Joan Wade; Dale Wade; Jean Felt (Mike) and George Wade (Laura).
At Sheila’s request, there will be a private family gathering at a later date. She will be buried at the Erskine Cemetery with her parents.
Her family would like to thank the staff of the Heart Haven Lodge and the Stettler Hospital for her care and thank her friends for their years of friendship.