Sheila Patricia Orr (nee Whelan)

August 2, 1939 – April 6, 2020
We announce with regret, the passing of Sheila Orr on April 6, 2020. Sheila was born in Buchans Newfoundland on August 2, 1939. Her family moved to Ontario in 1949. She lived in the Schumacher / South Porcupine area until 1981 when she moved to Tahsis British Columbia.
Sheila is predeceased by her husband Keith Orr and her son Gary Catherwood. She is survived by her children Robert (Pierrette), Brian (Ellen), Terry (Nancy), her son Gary’s wife Christine, Sheila (Wayne) Tom, Terri (Alex), Martha, (Dennis). She also leaves behind eleven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, as well as her sisters Mary, Helen, Rita, and Shirley, and her brothers Ron and David.
Sheila spent her life raising and loving her children and grandchildren unconditionally and giving endlessly to her church and community. She will be sadly missed by the family and her dearest friend in the world Fern Eastcott, along with the people in the community of Tahsis, who are her extended family.
We wish to extend our sincere thanks to the doctors and nurses at the Tahsis Health Centre, Debbie Vansolkema of VIHA, and Josephine Miladinovic of BC Emergency Health Services, for the ongoing care and support they gave to Sheila.
Should friends wish, donations can be made to the Tahsis Healthcare Auxiliary Box 253, Tahsis BC V0P 1X0.
A celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
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