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Born: May 08, 1958

Date of Passing: Dec 08, 2018

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SHEILA MAE SPOONER On the morning of December 8, 2018, Sheila Mae Spooner returned with the Creator to the spirit world at 60 years of age. Born May 8, 1958 to Alberta Spooner and Donald Harper, she spent her early years living in Matlock, Manitoba with brothers, Wallace, Douglas, Thomas and Alberta's husband James. Married to Tim Richards in 1976, the two shared nearly 25 years together, remaining supportive friends after their paths took them in different directions. She thrived in a lifelong and distinguished career with the Winnipeg School Division, earning a bachelor's and master's degree in education. She served as a teacher, vice-principal, principal and consultant while also sharing her leadership and insight at Manitoba Education and Manitoba Teachers Society. She proudly inspired students and peers with her own experiences as an Indigenous person, helping to introduce Indigenous perspectives into the public school system. Sheila will be fondly remembered by those she leaves behind as a truly special individual with a sharp sense of humour, dedicated work ethic, creative flair, warm caretaker's heart, and fierce love of friends and family. A gathering to celebrate Sheila's life will take place on Monday, December 17 at 1:00 p.m. in the Friendship Centre at 425 Eveline St. in Selkirk, Manitoba. Condolences, pictures and videos may be left on her tribute wall at Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements.
Publish Date: Dec 15, 2018

SHEILA MAE SPOONER Suddenly on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at the St. Boniface Hospital, Sheila Spooner, aged 60 years, of Winnipeg, MB passed away. Full obituary to follow. Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements.
Publish Date: Dec 12, 2018

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 12, 2018, Dec 15, 2018

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • R.I.P Miss Spooner. My 3rd grade teacher back in the 1986/87 school year, Room 11, Shaughnessy Park School. The comment by Michelle above, same class 😄✌️ - Posted by: Philip Stiff (Student) on: Apr 29, 2023

  • RIP Miss Spooner, too young. - Posted by: Michelle Sweeney (Old Student at Shaughnessy Park) on: Dec 17, 2018

  • I spent many years as a child during the summer months out in Matlock with Sheila and Tim. Some of the very best memories I hold dear and will never forget. Sheila also took me in while I was going through my troublesome teenage years and I will always be forever grateful. Beautiful person with a beautiful heart. I think of her often and will never forget the genuine kindness she has shown me. Thank you Sheila. Xxoo - Posted by: Chantell marriner (Friend ) on: Dec 17, 2018

  • Sheila had a special outlook on life, a strength that motivated so many of her students, fellow staff, friends and family. She kindly ,with assertion chose a path that lent all of us a nonjugmental heart ,giving hope to our challenges. To know her ,was to love her. She will be missed by many . I have been honoured to have Sheila as my friend. Happy trails my Dear. - Posted by: Raylene Snow (Dear friend and Reiki Master/fellow retired teacher ) on: Dec 16, 2018

  • So sorry to hear of Sheila's passing. She accomplished so much and will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Heather & Reid Hartry (Friend) on: Dec 16, 2018

  • Always friendly and sincere with a down to earth sense of humor. Will miss her big time. - Posted by: john edward (cousin) on: Dec 14, 2018

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