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SOMERS – Sheila Byrl

December 14, 1934 – June 25, 2011

Sheila Somers of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at the age of 76 years.

There was nothing more important in the world to Sheila than her family. She prized the roles of “Mom” and “Nanny”, and was truly a mother like no other. She dedicated her life to loving and caring for her children and grandchildren. Her actions taught us that there was no greater treasure than loved ones and dear friends. She had a magical quality that found fun and happiness in every situation, and made all of the people in her life feel so special and valued. Sheila loved to laugh about her stubborn and sassy ways. She talked tough, but was so soft-hearted inside, wanting only joy and laughter for those she loved. She was the heart of our family, and will be missed by so many, including her cherished baby, Daizy.

Sheila is survived by her sister Linda Capra, and is the loving mother of Sharon and Chris Diamond, Debi and Shane Budvarson, Chuck and Kate Somers, David and Brenda Somers, Tracy and Gary Somers-Brown. She is the beloved Nanny to Chance Budvarson; Krista Budvarson; Charlie Diamond; Allie Diamond; Dylan Somers; Keely Somers; Oliver Somers-Brown; Spencer Somers-Brown; Jesse Somers; Tara Somers; Jenna Somers; Kerri Somers.

Sheila was predeceased by her parents Harvey and Byrl Tough and her brother David Tough.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Sheila Somers, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Bob Galatiuk :

    Kate,
    My condolences to you, Chuck, Dylan and Keely in this loss of Mother and Grandmother. Amidst the loss, joy will be found in the fond memories of her.

    Bob

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  2. Logan Demerais :

    Hello David,

    I was very sorry to hear about your Mom. I have many fond memories of being at your mom’s house, sitting in the backyard & in the kitchen. Taking a trip to the north country…. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

    I am trying to shuffle my meetings on Thursday but if I am not able to make it, please know I am thinking of you all.

    It would be nice to see you again and catch up. Send me an email when you have time.

    Take care,
    Logan
    logandemerais@shaw.ca

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  3. Chantal Bouchard :

    My love goes to the Somers family. Your mother was a wonderful lady. I have a lot of great memories of her.

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  4. Linda Capra :

    Sheila was a very special sister. Although we didn’t see each other often due to the distance, when we did there was a lot of laughter. She talked so much about her children and grandchildren. She was so proud of them. Love to you all.

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  5. Gladys Reinarz :

    To all my nephews and nieces, and the ‘greats’ too –
    Tom and I were very sad to hear of Sheila’s death. We are very sorry for your loss. Sheila was a big part of our Somers family, a delight to have known, always ready with a smile, sparkling eyes, and a joke. Even though I remember the much younger Sheila from your visits to Vancouver and family photos, she still looks beautiful in this picture of her. Thinking of you – Love from Gladys and Tom

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  6. Hannah Winsnes :

    Dear Tracy
    I am sending along my heartfelt condolences. I saw this quote and thought of you so I wanted to share it today. “Love is stronger than death even though it can’t stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can’t separate people from love. It can’t take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.” Hold on to the life that you had together. Thinking of you always – Hannah

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  7. Linda McLean :

    My sincerest thoughts are with you and all your family Dave! May you find comfort in cherished memories of your mom and may she live on in your hearts forever!

    Sincerely,
    Linda McLean

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  8. Ryan and Jennifer Capra :

    To the Somers family
    We are very sorry to hear about aunt Sheila. She was a very special person who enjoyed life, a good laugh and who was very proud of her family. We did not see enough of her due to the distance but every time we talked on the phone it was like we saw eachother every day. She will always be in our thoughts and our hearts.
    We love you “Crazy Aunt Sheila”
    Love Ryan, Jen, Tristen and Colby

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  9. D. Kevin Furutani :

    Dear Dave & Brenda
    I offer my sincerest condolences to you and your family in your time of sorrow. I hope your cherished memories will offer you solace at this time.

    Most sincerely,
    Kevin Furutani

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  10. Katie (Martha) :

    Chuck, David, Tracy, Sharon and Debbie, From this day forward I wish you all nothing but amazing memories of your wonderful Mother. She will always be by your side, and in your hearts forever.

    xoxo
    Katie (Martha)

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  11. June Duthie :

    Dave, Brenda, Jesse and Girls;

    I am sad to hear about your Mom/Nanna’s passing. From all you have told us Dave, She was always there for you. What a great legacy. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    June and Family

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  12. Elbert and Shelley Tiamzon :

    Dave,
    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family regarding the loss of your mother. Our prayers go out to you. Take care.

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  13. Cheryl Eberts :

    Dear Tracy,

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Been thinking about you and just sending out a big hug to you, love and other things to let you know how much you are loved and thought about at this time.

    Take care,
    Cheryl

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  14. Jean Graham :

    I want to extend my deepest sympathy to Sheila’s family on her death. I was a friend of your Mom’s in Uranium City. I remember Sharon, Debby and Chuck. I also had a young family then so we spent many “fun”times lugging our kids around, in the winter time on your sleighs and the baby carriages were always full. She was a beautiful woman! I am so sorry. I will always remember her.

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  15. Barbara Ruebottom :

    Sharon, Chuck, Debbie, David and Tracy,

    Your cousin Brian and I send our condolences to you and your families. I have fond memories of Sheila and appreciate having had her as a sister-in-law.

    Love from Barbara and Brian

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  16. Wade and Lorraine Dowling :

    Dear Chuck and Kate,

    Lorraine and I send our deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mom. It is with fond memories that I will remember her, Shelia was a great lady.

    Love Wade Dowling

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