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Date of Passing: Oct 17, 2013

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SHEILA VINCENT Funeral Mass will be Celebrated this morning, Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church, 254 Arnold Avenue, with Rev. Fr. Wayne Morrissey, presiding. Wojcik's Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204 - 897 - 4665, is in care of arrangements.
Publish Date: Oct 26, 2013

SHEILA VINCENT It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our mother, grandmother, sister, friend, and colleague, Sheila Iris Vincent. Sheila left us to be with Dad on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the age of 61 years. Left to cherish Sheila's memory are her sister Shirley (Robert) and family; four children: Rodney (Varity), Shaun (Kyla), Paul (Colleen), Ryan; grandchildren: Soren, Masyn, Rowan; honorary grandchildren: Ethan, Abby, Riley; very close in-laws: Eva (Lorne), Peggy (Jean-Paul (late) and family); as well she leaves behind stepsiblings; in-laws, many nieces and nephews; and very close friends. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Ronald; father Harvey; and mother Simone. Sheila grew up in St. Laurent, Manitoba, and moved to Winnipeg at the age of 15. After eventually settling in the city, she met her one and only love Ronald and the two married at the age of 17. Together they raised a family of four boys. Sheila worked extremely hard throughout her life, providing for her family through various positions. Many will remember her 18 years at Robin's Donuts, though her most rewarding career was with Child and Family Services Winnipeg, where her kindness and many strengths helped the lives of so many people throughout the years. Sheila was loved, respected and was a pillar of support for many friends and challenging families in need. She was always known for her car trunk full of much needed clothing and food for the children she cared for, often paid for with her own money. She was selfless when it came to helping others, no matter how stressful her own life would ultimately become after the passing of Ronald, her loving husband. The positive impact Sheila left will forever be felt in the community. Family was Sheila's life. She was a very proud mother of her four boys, and an even more proud honorary grandmother and Mémère to her six grandchildren. Her gigantic purse was always stuffed with treats, toys and goodies for them. Sheila loved spending time with family and friends, whether it be camping with her boys, fishing with dad, bingo with friends, wing nights, or shopping in Grand Forks. She particularly enjoyed partaking in some fierce canasta games in Pine Falls with sisters and brothers-in-law, whom she loved dearly. Her colleagues and fellow support workers were also important to her, often helping her through hard times in the absence of her Ronald. Funeral Mass will Celebrated on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church, 254 Arnold Avenue, with Rev. Fr. Wayne Morrissey, presiding. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St-Boniface Hospital Foundation or any charity supporting children such as Coats for Kids, Lunches with Love, Siloam Mission or Christmas Cheer Board. Wojcik's Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204 - 897 - 4665, is in care of arrangements. "In dreams I walk with you, in dreams I talk with you, in dreams you're mine all the time, we're together in dreams, in dreams." - Roy Orbison
Publish Date: Oct 23, 2013

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 26, 2013

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • Sheila you're missed very dearly by me and my children Christopher & Aaliyah. You were always here for us now protecting us in sprit. When you stepped into our life in 1998 Anytime I needed a mothers word you said it told me straight and made it clear us libras lol you're the best and always will be in our hearts. I love you so much my friend and you were like a mom to me. Missing you lots and always Lesley Nicholson and Christopher& Aaliyah Nicholson - Posted by: Lesley Nicholson (Friend ) on: May 12, 2015

  • This is so heart breaking, Shelia was my support worker, she was a lovely lady, she did so much for me and my 2 kids at the time. I now have 4. She always had a purse full of things like cookies, toys, u name it, she had it in her big bag of goodies. May you rest in paradise xox - Posted by: Stephanie (friend ) on: Nov 29, 2013

  • It has been a pleasure working with you all these years. I have learned a lot from you and you are the most caring person I have ever met in my life. You will be so missed by our team and I will always be thinking of you at our team meetings. RIP Sheila! - Posted by: Clemente Adamo (Co worker) on: Oct 27, 2013

  • Words can't describe how much I miss you, I was in portage place today, ripped my heart out, I know you what you'd say if you were here.. But I loved you! You were better than a mom to me.. My thoughts and prayers to the family. Sheila helped me out through so much. I still reread all her texts I'm so numb and shocked. Rip. Sheila. - I'm sad you're gone I miss you but I'm most happy you're with your husband again <3 - Posted by: Kelcie (Friend/adopted daughter) on: Oct 26, 2013

  • Sheila was a great friend/co-worker. I will miss all of our great get togethers & the fun that we shared. Most of all I will miss the love, thoughtfulness, caring & tenderness Sheila displayed at all times. Rest in Peace my friend & I know you are with Ron & Rita!! - Posted by: Lesley (Friend/Co-worker) on: Oct 24, 2013

  • Mama Sheila my boys and I are going to miss you so much. You were always there for me in the 31 years I've known you (good times and bad). Love you mama Michele Johnson (Izzard) - Posted by: michele johnson (izzard) (friend ) on: Oct 23, 2013

  • my heart is broken my dear Sheila to hear u are gone. u were the most beautiful person and friend I have ever known. i'll miss our phone calls and visits. my prayers are with ur family at this very sad time. I know u are with ur ron. till we meet again a 2 - Posted by: joy sinclair (freind) on: Oct 23, 2013

  • Sheila was my support worker but we were closer than her just being my worker. sheila was there for me when i lost my daughter a few months ago. she did everything for me. we took her in as our own, she loved my kids so much and my kids loved her back and so did i. she was the grandmother i never had and a good one at that. just the other day she brought me some cake and fed my baby her A&W and he ate her whole teen burger - it was funny and she was amazed in how much my boy could eat....well sheila this isn't good bye this is i'll see you again. we will allways miss and love you dearly <3 - Posted by: Tess (friend) on: Oct 23, 2013

  • Now you can take care of our baby Leta. I know she's in good arms. Give her a kiss for me, my friend. - Posted by: Joey Martin (Friend) on: Oct 23, 2013

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