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Sheila Owen

Sheila Owen

Sunday, October 30th, 1932 - Monday, November 9th, 2020
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Obituary

It was with deep sadness, with her family by her side, we said goodbye to Sheila, on November 9, 2020.

Born on October 30,1932, in Manchester, England she lost a hard battle with cancer, leaving her husband Eric to mourn, together with her sons, Hugh and Philip, her daughter-in-law Peggy (Hugh) and her grandchildren Liam and Emma.

A longtime resident in Mississauga, she arrived in Toronto in July 1957 where she met her future husband who arrived in Canada, one month later. They married in 1961.

She had a very travelled life, first moving, together with her parents, her three brothers, Norbert, Tom and Joseph and elder sister Nora, to Blackpool, during the first year of World-War 2. Following her education, at the Convent of the Holy Child Jesus, Layton Hill, Blackpool, she joined her brother’s international toy manufacturer, Casdon Bros.Ltd.

During that employment she had the urge to join the Hotel industry. While working at a small hotel in Blackpool, she was offered an opportunity to join a large London Hotel Group. She accepted it, moving to England’s Capital City, where she lived for a few years. Later, she emigrated to Canada, living in
Toronto, employed by the King Edward Hotel in Downtown Toronto, working on their Front Desk.

Hard work came easy to her and as a sideline she created a book-keeping service. One of her clients was the Ambassador Travel Agency in Port Credit, which she eventually purchased and spent many years providing travel services for many local businesses and residents. Before selling the Agency and retiring in 2002, her family enjoyed travel, all across the World.

After marriage she and her husband Eric purchased a house in Clarkson, eventually moving to Mineola. Following retirement, they moved to the Fairways Condominiums on Dixie Road.

Sheila, in retirement, using ink-pens, enjoyed meeting the challenges of any Crossword puzzle. She was very independent, both proud and private, a strong woman who lived life on her own terms.

In accordance with Sheila’s wishes, cremation has taken place. If you wish to make a donation in her memory, please support your local hospital.

In consideration of the COVID-19 environment a private funeral service will be held for the family, in Port Credit. A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date due to the current limitations.
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Service Details

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    Thursday, November 19th, 2020 |
    When
    Thursday, November 19th, 2020
    Location
    Skinner & Middlebrook Ltd Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    128 Lakeshore Road East
    MISSISSAUGA, ON L5G-1E4
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    Notes
    PRIVATE FUNERAL------ Due to Covid 19 restrictions As directed by the Province of Ontario and the Bereavement Authority of Ontario ---- *** The FUNERAL HOME must ensure that the number of persons occupying any room in the building or structure while attending the gathering does not go over the capacity.---Funeral establishments must ensure there is one staff member for every 10 guests. ** All persons attending the gathering must remain at least two metres apart from each other and from persons conducting the funeral/visitation unless they are members of the same household.--- **As per our governing body - Wearing of masks, or face coverings, by everyone is mandatory. This includes all staff and attendees. Current research indicates that masks contribute significantly to the reduction of infection.
    Officiant
    Fr. Michael Simoes

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Andrew Flett

Posted at 06:55pm
Hugh & family - please accept my sincere condolences.
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Rob Dunford

Posted at 07:56pm
I am very saddened to hear of Sheila Owen's passing. I have been friends with the Owen family since university days where Hugh and I met in residence.

I wish Eric, Hugh, Philip and the family the best during this difficult time.

Rob, Nancy and family
JB

John and Peggy Boyd.

Posted at 09:24am
Sincere condolence to you Hugh and your family on the death of your dear Mother.
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Franca and Carlos DaSilva

Posted at 11:26am
We're truly sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. A beautiful tribute.
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