We are grieved to announce the passing of an Original. Sheila Elaine (Goodman) McIntyre passed away at GR Baker on Wednesday January 13th. She will be sorely missed.
Sheila was born in Kamloops on May 17th, 1934 and grew up in Nelson, BC. She graduated high school in Penticton in 1952. Sheila attended the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) School of Nursing and graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1955.
After working in Summerland, Kimberley and Cranbrook, she married the love of her life, Wallace McIntyre(d) in 1958. Four children followed over the next ten years; William Wallace (d) (wife Alice – Grandchildren Dan and Nancy, Great Grandchild Sedelia), Fredrick George (wife Sharon – Grandchildren Jessica, Neil and Connor), Dianne Selina (George), and Linda Gail Adean.
The family moved to Quesnel in 1972, where Sheila worked in first the hospital and then as a community nurse until her retirement in 2008.
In 1989 Sheila proudly graduated from the University of Victory with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, realizing a lifelong dream.
She spent her life championing the cause of furthering workplace safety and equity for all nurses through her work as a Union Steward, and as a contract negotiator for the BCNU. She never lost a grievance.
Her friends and family were beside her at the end, and the sum of her life in the memories and hearts of her loved ones was humbling to behold.
We love you mom. Somewhere you and Dad are dancing, singing and laughing.
Sheila will be resting with Wallace in Cranbrook, after a family graveside service.
A celebration of Sheila’s life will take place on her birthday in May.