SHEILA HARVEY (MacInnes)
January 3, 1932 – March 5, 2020
It is with deep sadness, the family of Sheila Harvey announces her passing following a courageous and unrelenting battle with Alzheimers. Sheila was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, and Aunt. She passed in the arms of her children while listening and mouthing the words to her favorite songs.
Sheila was born on January 3rd, 1932 in Bristol, England. She was predeceased by her parents, Angus and Janet MacInnes and her beloved daughter Sonia in September of 2019.
Remaining to mourn her passing are her daughter, Jo (Stephen) Carter, sons, Jim (Mariola), Nick (Vonda) Harvey, Martin (Amber) Harvey, son in law, Adrian O’Brien, grandchildren, Shannon (Derek), Tyler, Kirsten (Brian), Marissa (Adam), and Rhianna (Chris)Elliott, Matthew (Phaedra) Carter, Leah (Leonard) Cote, Hannah (Joel) Cormie , David (Stephanie) Carter, Isaac (Tayssa), Ezra (Maho), Elias (Keesha), Shula, and Micah Carter, Tessa (Marleau) and Nathan Harvey, Tatiana (Stephen), Jett and Finn Harvey, great grandchildren, Chani, Jude, Tessa, Lauren, Cody, Kienan, Saphira Carter, Levi, Elianna and Jordan Cormie, Colbie, Jem, Lauchlan Carter, sister, Catherine (pre-deceased Ian) McDougall ,nieces, Sara (Kenneth) Munro, Helen (Pete) Gallosi, nephew, Stuart (Ariana) McDougall, great nieces and nephews, Angus Munro, Millie, Benjamin and Sam McDougall, Olivia and Stuart Gallosi, sister in law, Jenny Currie (pre-deceased Heriot) and children Melanie, Keiran , grandchildren, Conor, Quinn, Beck, Imogen and Lennon.
Mom lost her father Angus at a young age and shared her memories of him throughout our lives. She loved her Mother Janet (Grandma Mac) dearly, and spent many a fun visit with her loving sister Catherine and her children, grandchildren. Mom was proud of her enrollment at the Red Maids Private School in Bristol, England as a teenager. She soon would graduate to study nursing in Bristol, England where she met Dr. Michael Lovell Harvey. They were married in 1952 and would have 5 children over time while residing in Germany, Halifax, N.S. and Grand Falls, NFLD. Mom settled with Dad in Winnipeg where she lived until her passing. She worked at the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg where she was a registered nurse until her retirement in 1999. Following retirement, Mom devoted countless hours to helping residents at the Nursing Home she once worked at.
She was a competitive swimmer and field hockey player. Mom enjoyed camping and orchestrated two camping trips to the west coast taking her 5 children and a tent. She sang throughout her life, morning by morning, as children, we heard her tuneful “wakey, wakey”, she sang along to her 8 track collection of Abba songs as she drove and even as a patient in Tuxedo Villa she was known for cheering people’s lives with her beautiful singing. She enjoyed giving to others and spent years volunteering for The Grant Memorial Church where she was a devoted member.
Mom was kind, generous, humble, honest, and one of the most loving and forgiving human beings one would encounter. She loved well and was well loved.
A private service was held on Saturday, March 7th in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
We would like to thank the staff, nurses and doctors at Tuxedo Villa, Joel Cormie who presided over her service, and the many friends and family that have visited Mom over the years.
We love you Mom and “We know, that you know, that you know”