After a courageous battle with cancer, we are deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing of Sheila Henderson at the age of 58, on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 in the loving arms of her husband, Rick at the St. Boniface Hospital.
Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband Rick; brother Jan (Linda); sister Jaqueline (Jack) Green; sisters-in-law Lynda Webb and Shirley (Rick) Gunderson; brother-in-law Dale (Kathy) Henderson; special aunt Shirley Henderson; nephews and nieces Christopher (Sharon) Green, Ryan (Julia) Green, Kyle(Mikaela)Donald, Clinton Donald, Rob (Laura) Webb, Sherri (Al) Walker, Randean (Clint) Jackson, Lindsay (Denton) Maryniuk, Tyson (Brenda) McDonald, Ria McDonald, Cassandra and Jason (Cindy) Henderson; great nephews and nieces: Connor, Lucas, and Hudson Green; Ashley and Autumn Jackson; Chase, Ryder and Connor Maryniuk; Lucas, Frankee, and Samuel Henderson; Jennifer ,Daniel, Krista and Ryan Walker; along with numerous cousins and special friends.
Sheila was predeceased by her father and mother Jack and Jeanne Green and father and mother-in-law Robert and Eileen Henderson.
Sheila was born in Portage la Prairie on June 25th, 1960. She received her schooling in the Portage School Division and went on to University in Brandon to receive her degree in Education. After graduation, Sheila took a position teaching Grade 4 at Ecole Crescentview School. She went on to become Vice Principal at Ecole Crescentview School.
Sheila played basketball through her high-school years, and while attending Brandon University. She was a member of Portage Association of Basketball Officials (PABO) and remained active in the association over the past several years. She was one of the first females in Manitoba to obtain her officiating certificate in basketball. Sheila enjoyed all sports especially golf, curling, basketball and volleyball which she coached and refereed. She particularly loved watching hockey and curling. She had a great love of animals especially dogs.
Sheila married the love of her life and soulmate, Rick on October 9, 1982. They made their first home in Portage la Prairie, and later moved to Delta Beach where they built their dream home. Sheila loved living at Delta close to the beach and the water where she and Rick would spend time boating and fishing on the lake.
Sheila loved to travel and treasured their times spent together on vacations in Mexico as well as the numerous cruises she and Rick took together.
One of Sheila’s hobbies was decorating, which is very evident in every room of their home. She always looked forward to the spring when she could move her decorating skills outside to plant her flowers and care for her yard. She was an excellent cook and homemaker.
Christmas was one of Sheila’s favourite times of year; she spent a lot of time decorating their home and always had such a beautifully decorated tree. She enjoyed Christmas gatherings and spending time with family. Her family often called her Shim, which was a nickname her Dad gave her.
Sheila was loved by many as her friendly nature and willingness to see the good in everyone was a quality that all admired. She loved to laugh and enjoyed the company of her family and friends. Sheila’s kind and caring nature carried her through to the end.
Service to celebrate Sheila’s life will take place at the Trinity United Church on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm led by the Reverend Julie Baker.
In keeping with Sheila’s wishes her ashes will be kept with Rick until his passing, when they will be scattered together.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Sheila’s memory to St. Boniface Hospital Foundation – Cancer Research 409 Tache Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R2H 2A6.
A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. 204-857-4021 www.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com