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“She was the gentlest of souls and a Saint. There will never be anyone like her again.Sheila G
“My Auntie Sheila was loving wife, mother, sister, much loved Grandma and Aunt. She was the youngest sister of my late father, Jim. Even though my parents emigrated to Canada in the early 50’s, the families remained very close and enjoyed requent holidays together. I have very fond memories of Sheila and Pat, Mark and young Jim visiting us and sitting in the backyard around the pool, trips to Niagara Falls, the Toronto Zoo, Toronto’s Sky Dome and CN tower to name a few. Sheila loved visiting Canada but loved seeing our family. So many great times and laughs.
“Sheila was the most thoughtful and caring person I know. She never hesitated to put herself aside to help out of support someone else regardless of the time of day; family, complete strangers, friends. She never stopped. She was constantly on the go; being the kindest and most supportive hostess, running for errands, cooking, cleaning, running out for fish suppers, going to pick up wee-Mark to see the swans, or working at the Church (which she absolutely loved).
“You will be missed very much. I carry your name with pride. Please know you were very loved from all near and far.
“God Bless and Love.”
“I knew Sheila from the first time my family came to St Cuthbert’s, her family sat upstairs in the side gallery – there was a whole row of them. When we came to St Cuthbert’s after moving from Troon there was still ‘pew rent’ and the only pew available was at the front on the font side right under the side gallery.Ann T
“Sheila was a very committed church member from an early age and served as a Sunday School teacher for many years and latterly in the creche. She had been church officer from April 1990 until June 2019, almost 30 years. She took her duties very seriously and was always willing and available for any eventuality. She was a conscientious district elder also. She was also a very regular helper at the hospital volunteers, probably for over 30 years
“In her life Sheila faced many difficulties always with faith and fortitude. No one will ever know all she did for anyone she met, both in and outwith the church. She was well known by very many in the area and had a kind word for everyone. She always had a special bond with my family especially Gordon and latterly Rock. I counted her as one of my true friends who I will sadly miss. She will leave a large hole in her close family.”
“We all liked Sheila and appreciated all her work for the church and her personal concern for others”Liz B
“Sheila was just such a warmhearted, lovely person who was always ‘there’ for everyone. Nothing was ever a bother! If we needed into the hall on a Saturday morning or if we had things to do after the service and everyone had left after coffee, it was “there’s no rush, just take your time and do what you need to do”. Sheila’s been greatly missed since her mobility became a problem and she wasn’t as able to ‘carry out her church duties’ not only on Sundays, but during the week too.Julie F
“I’m sure Sheila will still be with us in so many ways and she certainly won’t be forgotten.”
“Sheila gave so much of herself to St Cuthbert’s and though I only knew Sheila for a few years I was always very impressed with her modest manner and professional persona.“David M
“Sheila was always pleased to see you, always asked after the family. She supported everything in the church. Opening up the buildings for every event. Setting up the hall for meetings, putting chairs out, glasses of water for the minister. Waiting silently on us all leaving so that she could lock up. Sheila almost always had her grandson Mark with her. St Cuthbert’s will not be the same without her. She loved us all. How lucky we were to have her.”Angela B
“Sheila was totally dedicated to St Cuthbert’s and a loyal and supportive friend to many. Nothing was ever too much bother for Sheila and her patience was infinite.Anita G
She stopped by at my house several times with young Mark usually on her way back from the ferry terminal where he enjoyed watching the boats and he just adored his gran and all the time she had for him . On these occasions she was always so uplifting and cheerful .
When my daughter , Fiona got married at St Cuthbert’s , Sheila was there and while photos were being taken at the doorway , she appeared with a very welcome cup of tea for me and my mum . It was a lovely gesture and so appreciated.”
“She was such a lovely person and even when she was ill earlier in the year she never failed to ask after Davy.”Senga M
“So saddened to hear of Sheila’s passing . Such a kind, loving lady whom I have very fond memories of from my childhood and adult life in St Cuthbert’s. Sheila never passed without sharing a kind word and having a chat , always asking after me and the health of my family . Such a special lady, I will miss her . ♥️. Deepest sympathy to Sheila’s family at such a very difficult time. ♥️“Lesley C