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Shaw; Sheila May

Posted By Obits On March 31, 2020 @ 1:20 pm In Obituaries | 24 Comments

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Sheila May Shaw (MacAskill), 1950-2020
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” A.A Milne
It is with considerable sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Mom Sheila May Shaw (MacAskill), recently of Liverpool, formerly of Cape Breton. Sheila passed away peacefully Saturday, March 21st at Queens General Hospital with family by her side after a long illness.
One of seven children, Sheila was born in Sydney to John and Dorothy (Chislette) MacAskill. At a young age, she married into the Mac Innes family, had two daughters and settled in Jersey Cove, where she was a devoted parent and a very active community member. Sheila loved life and enjoyed gardening, bingo, darts, cards and Coronation Street. With a spirited laugh, great sense of humour and the most striking blue eyes, she was an affectionate mother, and the absolute proudest grandmother.
Sheila had many jobs over the years, but was particularly fond of her role as a Personal Care Assistant for Christine MacAskill, a position for which she was naturally suited and bestowed upon her a considerable sense of fulfillment and esteem.
Sheila was predeceased by Abraham (Abie) Shaw, (her second husband and the love of her life), as well as her mother, father and two brothers Stewart and John.
She is survived by daughter Sylvia MacInnes (Aaron Spaulding) of Sherwood Park, AB; Sonya Eddy (Gerard) of Liverpool, NS; step daughter Jillian Shaw Keigan of Edmonton; sisters Ann Mac Innes of Jersey Cove, CB; Liz Dauphney (Ross) of Little River, CB; brothers Daniel Mac Askill (Freda) of Edwardsville, CB; Robert Mac Askill (Judy) of Westmount, CB; many wonderful nieces and nephews, her very special Aunt Normie, Aunt Caddie; and the Shaw family to whom she always remained close. Finally, ‘Nanny Shaw” leaves behind her grandchildren Ella and Calum Eddy, both of whom held such an exceptional place in her heart.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com. A celebration of her life will be held in Cape Breton at a later date. We would like to thank Dr. Norah Mogan for her superior and kindhearted care as well as her many home visits. Thanks also to the many CCA’s with Queens Home Support who provided excellent care. Donations may be made in her memory to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or The Lung Association of Nova Scotia.

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Condolence from Cookie Trainor on March 31st, 2020 1:35 pm

Sonya, so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I only met her once when I was in your house when Anna was here visiting you and the family. Condolences to all the family and especially to Ella & Callum for the loss of their grandmother.
Sincerely,
Cookie Trainor

Condolence from Dawn Hanley, cca on March 31st, 2020 3:35 pm

So sorry to hear of Sheila’s passing. Condolences to the family. She always talked about her family and friends and Cape Breton. RIP. Hugs.

Condolence from Anne Porter Sarty on March 31st, 2020 6:00 pm

Sonya and Family,

So very sorry to hear that your Mom passed away. I always enjoyed my conversations with her at the doctor’s office.
Cherish your memories of her as you make your way through this difficult time.

Condolence from Linda MacKinnon on March 31st, 2020 6:51 pm

Sonya, Gerard & Family,

So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. We are thinking of you at this difficult time and keeping you in our thoughts & prayers. Linda & Dennis MacKinnon

Condolence from Mike and Murdena Kolanko on March 31st, 2020 6:52 pm

Sonya, Gerard, Ella and Callum,
What a beautiful picture of your mom and Nan. I know what a big part of your lives she has been. Our hope is that pleasant and loving memories of your Mom and Nan will help you through these difficult days. Thinking of you
Mike and Murdena

Condolence from Trevor MacLennan on March 31st, 2020 7:21 pm

So sorry to here Sonya uncle Billy went to see her when he was home in Oct I guess they are both Talking with Abie having a good time I hope

Condolence from Brian Eddy on March 31st, 2020 7:40 pm

Sonya, Gerard and family,

So sorry to hear of Sheila’s passing. Let her spirit and fond memories carry you through this time.

Condolence from Shannon Hartlen on March 31st, 2020 7:42 pm

Sonya, Gerard, Ella, Callum and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss; we are thinking of you all during such a difficult time. We hope you are taking good care.

xo
Shannon, Corey, Ruthie and Tess Hartlen

Condolence from Wilma Newman Thurston. on March 31st, 2020 8:17 pm

I have such sweet childhood/ teen aged memories of Shelia before I moved to British Columbia. My condolences to the family. I am so grateful Shelia and I had the chance to re connect. Love the long distance calls we had, sharing some laughs and some tears. Rest in peace dear friend.

Condolence from Bonnie mac rae on March 31st, 2020 8:34 pm

Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing she was a special person I new her from north river fly high with the Angel’s

Condolence from Tony Morrison on March 31st, 2020 8:43 pm

Glad I got to meet her once before, sorry about your loss.

Condolence from Florence Hannem on March 31st, 2020 8:50 pm

So very sorry to hear of your Moms passing, played many a game of darts with her, Abe and Ann at North River and North Shore.Take care and God bless.

Condolence from Angela Hartlen on March 31st, 2020 9:30 pm

Sonya and Sylvia, another beautiful picture of your mom.
Sonya, Gerard, Ella and Calum, Syl and Aaron, so sorry for your loss. I loved the many chats I had with Sheila in the grocery store. She always stopped to talk. Ellie thought a lot of nanny Sheila too. She loved to “sneak” bake with Ella and then make special deliveries to nanny. Hold the memories of your mom/ nanny close to your heart. Take care xo
Angela, Craig, Ellie and Sam.

Condolence from Lori chaffey on March 31st, 2020 9:36 pm

My prayers and thoughts are with the family .such a loving and good soul. Till we meet again .

Condolence from SHEILA DAUPHNEY on March 31st, 2020 10:08 pm

So sorry to hear about your mom.She was one great lady.Many laughs we shared together.Sheila, you & Abie are back together again.Smile that beautiful smile R.I.p my friend

Condolence from Valda Walsh on April 1st, 2020 6:12 am

Sonya, Gerard, Ella and Calum,
I am so sorry for Sheila’s passing but have full faith she is in a good place and watching over you all. God’s blessing over all of you at this difficult time. May her soul Rest In Peace.

Condolence from Kerr MacAskill on April 1st, 2020 6:27 am

So Sorry for your loss

Condolence from Linda Moulton on April 1st, 2020 7:13 am

Gerard and family
So very sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts .

Condolence from Diane on April 1st, 2020 9:56 am

Sonya and Family,
I’m so sorry to hear of your mom and grandmom’s passing, may your memories of her fill your days with delight and know she lives on in the hearts of all of you. Share stories and memories of days gone bye with each other and take care of one another, hug one another and be patient with one another during this time. Much love, hugs Diane

Condolence from carol Ranni on April 2nd, 2020 8:25 am

Sylvia,Sonya,Family…………..So very Sorry for your loss. She Raised 2 beautiful daughters and was a great mom and grandmother

RIP Sheila

Condolence from Angus &Eileen Romeo on April 2nd, 2020 9:01 am

We are so sorry to hear of sheila’s death.Our sincerest sympathy to each of you.
Such a strong hardworking friendly lady taken much too soon .
Take comfort from all the happy memories you share as a family
Be strong and be safe.

Condolence from Paul MacNeil on April 2nd, 2020 11:53 am

Sylvia, Sonya and Family,

So very sorry to hear about Sheila’s passing. She was such a nice lady. Thinking of you all.

Condolence from Arthur Smith on April 4th, 2020 1:28 pm

Sonia
Sorry to hear of your mothers’ passing. Sincere condolences from both of us to you and your family.

Arthur and Carol

Condolence from Leighann macaskill on April 20th, 2020 8:36 pm

My beautiful aunt sheila. Wonderul…thoughtful…funny
Caring…..
Loving.
You will be missed but have left many great memories for us to cherish. Until we meet again i love you. Say hi to nanny and boo. Xoxo

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