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Born: Dec 17, 1941

Date of Passing: Feb 22, 2018

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SHEILA ANN BATES December 17, 1941 - February 22, 2018 Peacefully on February 22, 2018 Sheila Ann Bates (nee McCready) passed away in her sleep. Sheila was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. She is survived by her son Jamie (Leanne), and her pride and joy, her grandson Jacob, as well as many family and friends in USA, Ireland, and Canada. Sheila was predeceased by her parents William and Eleanor. Sheila graduated as an educator from the University of Manitoba with a B.A., B.Ed. M.A. She loved teaching and still after completing 47 years with the Winnipeg School Division 1, she continued with her Tutorial Business for many years and impacted so many children's lives. Sheila will be remembered as a compassionate and caring person, who would help out anyone, the word "no" was not in her vocabulary. Her crystal blue Irish eyes will be forever shining down on us. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Irish Club on March 24, 2018 at 1:00 p.m., 654 Erin St.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 03, 2018

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • Heartfelt condolences on the loss of our member - Retired Women Teachers' Association. - Posted by: Emily Williamson (Member of Retired Women Teachers' Association - Visiting committee ) on: Mar 22, 2018

  • We have just arrived home and have heard of your mom's passing, Jamie. My heartfelt sympathy to you, Leanne and Jacob. I worked with Sheila at Robertson School for many years and always found Sheila to be a kind and warm hearted person. I had visited her while she was in hospital and although she had health concerns, her words and smiles told me how happy she was to see me. Sheila was so proud of her grandson, and her pictures were welcomed. God's Blessings to your family. It is always hard when we loose our parents. - Posted by: linda stannard (friend ) on: Mar 13, 2018

  • Our heartfelt condolences to Jamie, Leanne and Jacob. We have many fond memories of Sheila that we will cherish forever. With fun-filled days of garage sales together, and dining at Smitty's, even sharing our concerns with one another. And of course praying for each other, especially when she struggled with the assurance of salvation, and we were able to guide her Scripturally to having peace with God. When she wasn't capable of driving anymore, she would always appreciate us coming over and we would bring her homemade soup which she said she thoroughly enjoyed. After short visits, she would ask if we would pray with her before we would leave, which was a privilege for us. We will greatly miss her, and anticipate seeing her again, in Heaven. - Posted by: George & Margaret Goertsen (Pastoral Friend) on: Mar 12, 2018

  • Jamie and Family, your mom was a huge inspiration to my life, always accepting and willing to help. I still can remember the “big” red train in your yard, and many days she helped me learn reading, math etc. She will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Karen Kemplay (Maxwell) (Neighbor from Humboldt Ave) on: Mar 11, 2018

  • Jamie and family. Sheila was a great friend and tutor. She was always there when we needed her. I was hoping we would meet when she decided to retire from all her activities. She was such a lovely woman. Her spirit will be with all of us forever. - Posted by: Sharon Jordon (Friend) on: Mar 08, 2018

  • Sheila was a wonderful woman. I worked with her at Robertson School as a Teaching Assistant with the Life Skills Program, and many times I took a student with special needs into her classroom, and she was always welcoming, helpful, interesting and did all she could to make the student and myself welcome and part of the group. After she and I both retired I used to see her often with a friend of hers at Bonivital Swimming pool where we both went to do our own form of exercise in the water to become more healthy. I never saw anyone else other than myself and Sheila and her friend do more to help become healthy...she never seemed to tire of doing her best. She wished me well when she knew I was moving to the UK to be remarried, and I have kept in touch with her since then. Sympathy to her family and other friends. I know you will all miss her very much. - Posted by: Margaret Howard LeVasseur (Friend) on: Mar 07, 2018

  • Jamie and Leanne, we all remember your mom with fondness and a willing person to always help out others. Always seen at the ball diamonds helping with something or other. She will be missed by many. Our sympathies from Bev. Bettens, Michael, Randy, Jamie and Kevin and their families. - Posted by: Beverley Bettens (Neighbour ) on: Mar 06, 2018

  • I taught at Robertson School with Sheila for many years and have a great collection of memories. She was devoted to her family and would do anything to help a friend..and she had many friends. I used to joke about how she knew everyone in Winnipeg...she could be the Mayor! Sheila was a great listener and never ever forgot what you told her. She always showed up to support you when you least expected when you were having a garage sale, or a family funeral,she would be there for you. She was loyal and loving, kind and generous. I know that she touched the lives of a great many people and will be greatly missed. i am grateful to have known this unforgettable woman. My condolences to her family. - Posted by: Pam Peden (Friend) on: Mar 03, 2018

  • Sorry for your loss She taught me in elementary, she was a lovely woman. Lots of fond memories - Posted by: Tina (Student) on: Mar 03, 2018

  • A very kind lady is so true. Sheila was the first one to show up at the door with some baking after my mother passed away and later would visit and have coffee with my Dad..this all happened in 1989 and have always remembered and been grateful. - Posted by: bernice smith (neighbour from avondale road) on: Mar 03, 2018

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