Born In: Windsor, Canada
Passed on: February 21st, 2013
Sheila May Allen - 69, of Wolfville, formerly of Melanson, Kings County, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2013 at home. Born in Windsor, she was a daughter of the late John and Esther (Zinck) Beckwith. She was the eldest of the Beckwith triplets. She was employed at various locations throughout the Valley, most recently as a P.C.W. at the Wolfville Nursing Home. She played the organ at the Wolfville Ridge United Baptist Church for 38 years, where she also served as Church Clerk. She also played the organ for many hymn sings and funeral services. Sheila was president of the Valley Seniors Games, president of the Silver and Gold Seniors, Wolfville and was also involved with the Girl Guides for several years. She was a member of the Wolfville T.O.P.S. for 38 years and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, Dr. C. B. Lumsden Branch 74, Wolfville. Sheila was also heavily involved in community events. She is survived by her husband, Alton; two sons, Ryan (Lynne), Melanson; Gary, Alberta; three daughters, Alma (Stephen) Porter, Hants Border; Fern (Gordon) Uhlman, Windermere; Stacey (Mike) Swinamer, Three Mile Plains; a brother, Mark (Debbie), Lockhartville; four sisters, Shirley (Donald) Wilson; Bowden, Alberta; Sharon, Northwood Manor, Halifax; Janet (James) Burgess, Dartmouth; Bertha Pigeau, New Minas; nine grandchildren, Kirt Porter, Jennifer Emberley, Brad Mahaney, Melissa Mahaney, Colin Allen, Justin Allen, Kyler Devenne; Dylan Swinamer and Brooke Allen; three great grandchildren, Emma Porter, Jemika Porter and Mason Porter. She was predeceased by a sister, Lois Lunn; two brothers, Eben and Samuel; a great granddaughter, Sophie Porter. Visitation was held from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2013 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service, followed by a reception, was held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 25, 2013, Reverend Robert Burbidge and Reverend Gary Manthorne officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in the Gaspereau Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Wolfville Ridge United Baptist Church or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.