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Sheila Michie

March 28, 1944 — March 15, 2024

Sheila Michie

Passed away peacefully with family by her side on Friday March 15, 2024, at the age of 79. Devoted wife of Jim for over 60 wonderful years. Proud mother of Craig (Marianne) and Lauren (Fitzroy). Cherished Nana of Taylor, Linden, Owayne, Phibya and Andrew. Predeceased by her brother Arthur (Evelyn), Sheila will be sadly missed by her brother Major Bert Roper (Nancy), Sheena Berwick (nee Michie) (Keith), and brother in-law Arthur (Ann). As well, Sheila will be dearly missed by her many nieces and nephews whom she cherished immensely.

Born to parents Alexander and Janetta Roper in Kirkcaldy Scotland, Sheila was the youngest and was doted on by her older and protective brothers, Arthur and Bert.

Being raised in the Salvation Army community of Kirkcaldy, Sheila developed a strong sense of duty towards helping others at a very early age. This desire to give to others translated into a lifetime of service in the Army in a myriad of ways, behind the scenes. Sheila never sought the limelight but was always ready and willing to lend a hand. Her generosity knew no bounds, and she became known in many circles as the lady who would give you ‘the shirt off her back’.

As a young lady, Sheila sang in the Songster Brigade in the Kirkcaldy Sinclairtown Corps. It was during a performance that Sheila caught the eye of Jim in 1961. Sheila’s brother, Arthur, asked Jim if there was anyone he would like to meet. Well, the rest is history.

The couple married in 1963. Soon after, they welcomed their first child, Craig and a few years later, their daughter Lauren. In 1976 Jim and Sheila brought their family to Canada to pursue new and exciting opportunities.

Sheila was happiest when she was spending time with her family and grandchildren in particular.

Sheila touched the lives of all those who had the good fortune of knowing her and she will be deeply missed.

Our family would like to extend our gratitude to Hospice Vaughan for their care and compassion over her last few days. A special thanks goes out to Dr. Maida and Dr. Mazolli and their incredible team for their unwavering care and dedication.

A Memorial visitation will take place at the Etobicoke Temple Salvation Army at 2152 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke, on Friday, March 22nd from 5pm to 9pm.

The Celebration of Life service will follow and take place at the same address on Saturday, March 23rd at 2pm.


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