On Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Mrs. Sheila Dawn Whiting passed away peacefully at the Kamloops Hospice Home at the age of 63 years, with family present.
She is survived by her loving husband Stacey, her daughter Shelley and son Shane, grandson Zeth; her brothers Tom, Gary and three sisters Debbie, Wendy, Jennifer and mother Betty.
She was predeceased by her father Sydney Yates in 2011.
Sheila was a very vibrant, loving person who experienced each day with renewed positive energy that effected all around her. Her smile along with a hug was her standard greeting.
Sheila had a special place in her heart for her grandson-Zeth. His visits were always a highlight for her as their bond was exceptional. Family was always important to Sheila but she was always interested in other people’s lives and took time to listen.
Sheila enjoyed working at the lab at RIH with all her workmates who were a close group.
Sheila was very active all her live. Curves became her place of exercise but she also very much enjoyed the social environment it provided for her with all her friends.
Sheila retired in Feb 2006 and 2 months later had cancer.
Sheila’s relentless battle with ovarian cancer for the last 6 years, which involved over 40 chemo treatments and surgery, it then became my privilege to serve as her caregiver.
People around Sheila fed off her positive attitude, which was a delight to watch.
Thank you to Dr Ellard and nurse Karen at the Kelowna cancer clinic, 8th floor RIH cancer clinic, Dr Stabler and Dr Montalbetti for their attention to detail that they provided for Sheila.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
A Celebration of Sheila’s life will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 11am in the Southwest Community Church with Royal Inland Hospital Spiritual Chaplain Viktor Jan Gundel officiating.
Should friends desire, donations to the Kamloops Hospice Association or the Royal Inland Hospital, Cancer Services Fund in memory of Sheila would be appreciated.
Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings.com
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, 250.374.1454