Sheila Ann McInnis
Born In: Ottawa Brook, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: December 22nd, 2012
It is with much sorrow that we announce the death of Shelia McInnis, 62, of Bras d’Or, at the QE II Heath Science Centre, VG Site, Halifax on Dec. 22, 2012.
Born in Ottawa Brook, she was the daughter of the late John Benedict and Annie Catherine (MacKenzie) MacLean.
Family meant everything to Sheila, from her beloved husband Earl to her children and grandchildren. With a large family of brothers and sisters, her door was always open for a cup of tea, both in her home in Bras d’Or or the cottage in Washabuck. In the summers she could always be found on the beach in Washabuck, visor on and grandchildren playing around her.
A devout member of the Catholic church, Sheila took great joy in teaching religious education. To continue and aid in this passion, she completed the diocesan formation program in 2003 and attended St. Paul University to obtain her certificate in religious education. During this time she continued as religious education co-ordinator for St. Joseph’s Church, Bras d’Or, until her retirement. She was very active in the church youth group, many diocesan committees as well in the foundation of the Thomas More Society.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Earl; and three children, son, Joe (Beverly), Havre Boucher, and their children, Madeleine and Thomas; son, Jason (Kyla), Fall River, and their children, Samuel and Amelia; daughter, Anna, Oromocto, N.B. She is also survived by eight brothers and four sisters, Ben (Carmie), Washabuck, Neil (Gale), Burlington, Ont., Lauchie (Sharon), Millville, Peter (Marlene), Port Hawkesbury, Betty (Greg) Young, Simcoe Ont., Sharon MacLean, Shane (Barbara), Debbie (Allan) MacDougall, Sydney Mines, Pius (Caroline), Wetaskiwin, Alta., Terry, Halifax, Paul (Caroline), Lower Sackville, Adele (Seamus) Britton, Don Mills, Ont., She is also survived by brothers-in-law, Craig Reid, Truro, and Emmanuel Taylor, Big Harbour; and numerous aunts and uncles.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by four siblings in infancy and in recent years Mary Jacqueline (Jackie) Reid, Francis Alexander and Helen Madonna Taylor.
Visitation was held Wednesday, Dec. 26 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or, today (Thursday, Dec. 27) at 1 p.m., with Fr. Peter McLeod officiating. Burial will take place on Friday, Dec. 28 at 11 a.m. at Holy Rosary Cemetery, Washabuck, N.S.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
Donations may be made to the St. Thomas More Society or a charity of choice.
Online condolences can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.