Sheila Anne Syme (Jewell) passed away peacefully February 23, 2014 at home after a long struggle with cancer. She was born April 19, 1959 in Salmon Arm and was the youngest of three to Roy and Shirley Jewell. She was a lifelong resident of Salmon Arm and loved the Shuswap. At an early age Sheila started work with her parents at the family business, Jewell’s Greenhouse, on Piccadilly until its closure in early 1990s. She met Bob in 1984 and got married the following year. Together they had two children and she became a stay at home mom to ensure her children were raised with the utmost amount of love. She valued her relationships with family and friends more than anything.
Sheila loved her gardens. She loved growing things and she loved making her space beautiful with nature. Every year gardens were expanded, the lawns shrank and the flowers blossomed. When the crocuses would start to bloom, Sheila would be excited that another year in the garden was beginning.
Throughout her three year struggle with cancer Sheila never gave up, she always maintained a positive attitude that cancer was not going to live in her body. The strength and courage she showed throughout the past three years inspired her family and friends. Most days, even after chemotherapy treatments, Sheila would be found in her gardens not allowing cancer to affect here daily life.
Sheila was predeceased by her brother Ken Jewell (2005) and mother Shirley Jewell (2007). She is survived by her father Roy Jewell, husband Bob Syme, sons Andrew Syme and Scott (Brittny) Syme, brother Terry (Betty) Jewell, in-laws Don and Jane Syme, closest friend Cindy Inglis and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Sheila’s life was held March 3rd at Bowers Funeral Home, it was preceded by interment of cremated remains at Mt. Ida Cemetery.
The family would like to extend the warmest thank you to the staff at Shuswap Community Care and to Dr. Chris Weiker for all their care and support.
Online condolences may be sent through Sheila’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com.