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Born: Mar 15, 1927

Date of Passing: May 23, 2005

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SHEILA QUINTON (nee SMITH) It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Sheila Quinton (nee Smith) who passed away peacefully at home on May 23, 2005. Sheila was born on March 15, 1927 to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Noel Smith in Winnipeg. She attended Rupertsland School where she enjoyed all sports at a competitive level. After graduation, she concentrated on her favourite sport, figure skating. She trained under Otto Gold in Ottawa and Vancouver with her close friend Barbara Ann Scott. In 1947, she was Canadian Pairs Champion and repeated again in 1948 as well as winning the Senior Waltz Title. The following year she turned professional and taught at the new Winnipeg Winter Club. She also taught at Rochester Figure Skating Club in Minnesota and later at the Ice Club of Greater Winnipeg. In the ensuing years, Sheila went on to teach her youngest daughter Kimberlee, who became a member of Canada's 1979 World Professional Figure Skating Team. She was married on May 22, 1952 to Richard Quinton. They built a house on South Drive and lived there her entire life. She enjoyed her morning swims in spring and fall in the Red River and her summers swimming and playing tennis at Victoria Beach, where she also started her windsurfing career at the age of 65 years. In the winter, Sheila and her two dogs, cross country skied along the river, followed by games of tennis with her friends. A highlight of her life was school break when her children joined her in Kauai and with her grandchildren during the summers at Victoria Beach. She became an avid follower of her grandchildren's activities in sports, dancing and singing. She will be greatly missed by her husband Richard of 53 years and by her children, daughter Debbie and husband Doug Cottrell, son David and wife Shelagh, daughter Kim and husband Reid Anderson; her grandchildren, Tammi and husband Karl, Chrissy and husband Ben, Cassidy, Brodie, Mackie, Emily, Mollie, Hayley, Quinton and Robyn and great-grandchildren, Kieran and Oliver. She was predeceased by her parents and her sister Betty Muzeen. A special thanks is extended for the wonderful care given by Dr. Jan Mulder and nurse Heather. Sheila had a special love for animals. Should friends so wish, donations in remembrance may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 5 Kent St., R2L 1X3. At Sheila's request, cremation has taken place and a private family remembrance will be held at a later date. Thank you for 53 wonderful years, Love Richard. THOMSON FUNERAL HOME 783-7211

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 25, 2005

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Dear Richard and family: We extend to you our sincere condolences at this time. With our early remembrances of you and Paul at the College and Cathedral, we are only now aware of the connection with Sheila "Smith", who we admired in the l930's and 40's, and of the seriousness of her recent health condition. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss. Hope to see you again soon. Regards Fran & Bob - Posted by: Bob and Fran Sutton (Friend) on: May 27, 2005

  • Dear Dick Kim and Quinton Family Our sincerest heartfelt sympathy to all of you at this very hard time. We were saddened to hear of Sheila's passing, she was one in a million as a friend, wife, mother and grandmother. She will be missed by all who knew her and always fondly remembered. We are extremely grateful we had the opportunity to visit with her while at Victoria Beach a few years ago. Life is never long enough when you lose the one you love but memories live forever. God bless you all Heidi, Connie and the Daumler family - Posted by: Heidi Daumler Connie Daumler Schmitt (Friend) on: May 25, 2005

  • So sad to hear of Sheila's passing. We will remember her sunny smile, positive attitude and zest for life. We will miss seeing her on her bike at VB on her way to the tennis courts with that big smile. Our thoughts are with Kim, Dick and the rest of the Quinton Family. - Posted by: Todd and Sue Anderson (Family) on: May 25, 2005

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