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Date of Passing: Aug 19, 2019

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Maureen Sheldon left this life on August 19, 2019, peacefully, accepting of the fact that a life she was grateful for was coming to an end, and confident that she was going to a better place.
Maureen was born in 1929, and lived all her life in Transcona. She was the third child of Alex and Mary Taylor. Her father was Chief of Police and Fire in Transcona for many years. As a young woman she worked at the Toronto-Dominion Bank in Transcona and in the Stores Department at the CN Shops. In 1954 she married Don Tyler, and they had a daughter Kathy. Don died prematurely in 1965, and in 1970 Maureen married Stan Sheldon, becoming mother to Earl, Barbara, and Kevin. She enjoyed 27 years with Stan, until his death in 1997.
Maureen was a member of Transcona Memorial United Church, Confidence Rebekah Lodge #40, and an informal "sewing club" of old girlfriends, who company she regularly enjoyed. She was a longtime resident of St. Michael's Villa in Transcona, and had many friends and acquaintances there. Recently, she was pleased to be one of those honoured at the annual birthday party for those turning 90 in 2019.
Maureen was also predeceased by her brother Alex Taylor, her sister Kay Blaikie, her stepson Earl, and grandson Scott Harris.
She is survived by her children, Kathy, Barbara (George) Harris, Kevin (Barb); her daughter-in-law Colleen; her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Maureen was a strong, independent woman who lived life to the fullest, and was much admired by family and friends for her great dignity and persistence in dealing with the challenges of life. What was said of her in the 1947 Transcona Collegiate Yearbook applied right to the end of her life. She was "neat, petite, and fleet on her feet, with a terrific sense of humour."
Cremation has taken place, and out of respect for Maureen's wishes there will be no formal memorial service. A private interment will take place at a later date.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 24, 2019

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • She truly was Neat, Petite and Fleet on her feet. More than 40 years of friendship and 9 trips to Puerto Vallarta together. Truly - she has been one of the highlights of my life. I will miss her with smiles and laughter because that's how we were together. We will meet again my most Fabulous Friend. I share her loss with the entire Family. - Posted by: Jim Walker (Friend) on: Aug 26, 2019

  • With great sadness we offer our condolences. Maureen was a classy lady with a wonderful smile and a zest for life. My Mom, Marcella had the pleasure of being friends with Maureen. Together they enjoyed many shopping, coffee and lunch visits. Maureen was kind-hearted and a true friend. Maureen’s visits to see Mom at Misericordia and then at Concordia Place were greatly appreciated. I also enjoyed my chats (either by phone or in person) with Maureen. We will never forget Maureen’s kindness, smile and warm heart. Sincere condolences to all her family. Marcella and Karen (daughter) - Posted by: Karen (Friends) on: Aug 25, 2019

  • Very fond memories of Maureen over the years. Deepest condolences to Kathy and family. - Posted by: Michael Gillespie (Friend) on: Aug 24, 2019

  • We send our sincere condolences to the family. Maureen was a true lady in every sense of the word and showed her strength every day. We will remember Maureen with a smile in our hearts. - Posted by: Sheilah & Greg Borys (Lifelong friends of Kathy) on: Aug 24, 2019

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