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RATCLIFF, Sheila (nee Matthews)

September 26, 1934 – Montreal, Quebec
January 8, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

Sheila, beloved wife of 58 years to Chris, passed away surrounded by her family on Thursday, January 8, 2015.

Sheila graduated from MacDonald College at McGill University and after teaching elementary school for 5 years became a full time homemaker. Family and friends were everything to Sheila. She thrived on gathering with family, sharing coffee with friends, and acknowledging special events in others’ lives. Sheila never missed an opportunity to cook a hearty meal or bake incredible desserts, enjoyed settling in to do crossword puzzles, read a book, or knit mittens and was affectionately known as the Avon Lady. She was a devoted wife, amazing mother and loving grandma.

Sheila is also survived by her three children Rick (Shelley), Bonnie (Steve) and Dave (Leigh); her three granddaughters Megan, Caitlyn and Gabi; caring extended family; and oodles of wonderful friends. She is pre-deceased by her parents, Violet and Roland, and her brother Dick.

A Memorial Service for family and friends will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sheila’s name can be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation.

In living memory of Sheila Ratcliff, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.

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  1. Sheila was my dearest friend she will always live on in my heart. My thoughts and prayers go out to Chris and his family in their time of sorrow.

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  2. Gerry (Kind) LeReverend :

    Gerry LeReverend

    A childhood neighbor and my sisters best friend. I will always think of Sheila with her smile. My thoughts are with Chris and family.

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  3. My sincere condolences for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

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  4. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of Sheila – I so enjoyed our friendship as a result of being one of her Avon customers. I am sure she will be greatly missed.
    Sincerely,
    Val

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  5. Tom and Jan Campbell :

    Dear Chris and family,
    We were very sorry to learn of Sheila’s passing.
    We always enjoyed her sense of humour and particularly admired her kind and loving attitude to family and all those she knew.
    She will be greatly missed.
    Our sincere sympathies,
    Jan and Tom

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  6. Rick, I know this is a difficult time for you and want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I lost my Mom almost 3 years ago and know what a hole it can leave in your family and your heart. May your happy memories of her be with you and comfort you.

    Sincerely,
    -Karen Renaud

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