Milani: Sheila Andrea Angeline
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( nee Wickstrom )
was born November 6th, 1934, in the farmhouse that was part of her grandfather Lein's' 1896 homestead. Sheila was predeceased by her father Otto A. Wickstrom and her mother Ethel Helen Lein, a son Keith Milani in infancy in 1957 and a great grandson Nicholas Milani in infancy in 2012. Encouraged by her parents, sheila grew up on the farm doing chores with her Dad, riding horseback to Rich Prairie School, and being a Member of the Kingsford Calf Club. She loved her Ponies. Sheila attended ECI in Estevan and Bienfait High School, before entering the work force as a Telephone Switch Board operator for what was later called Sasktel, and later with T. Eaton Company. She married Ron on August 7th, 1954. Sheila is survived by her husband Ron, sons Kevin(Heather), Kirk(Sandy), Kent(Kathy), Kane (Leanne), six grandchildren, two adopted grandchildren and an adopted great granddaughter, a younger sister Marvel Campbell, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In August 1986, after a career owning and managing hotels, motels and pubs in Saskatchewan, Sheila and Ron retired in Kelowna. Sheila took up the game of golf, enjoyed RV camping, joined a walking group, took up ballroom dancing again, and now had the time to expand her library of cookbooks, and demonstrate her ability, particularly in the area of Italian food. In the quiet time Sheila worked quickly completing crossword puzzles, and doing fine needlework cross-stitch and reading. She loved to hear of her grandchildren's new accomplishments and experiences. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and technicians at the Cancer Clinic, K.G.H. and Dr. Cossman. The last six weeks of her life were spent in hands of the wonderful, caring and compassionate staff at Kelowna Hospice House. In the surroundings of this beautiful building and grounds the staff made her exit from life peaceful, quiet and dignified. Cremation. A Celebration of Sheila's life will be held at the Kelowna and District Fish and Game Club Hall, 4087 Casorso Road, Kelowna at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 9th, 2013. We encourage her friends and family to come forward at the celebration and speak to those assembled, about events in her life. With respect, flowers are declined, and memorial donations to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association or the BC Cancer Clinic are the wishes of the family. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com, clicking on stories and typing in Sheila Milani. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, B.C. 250-762-2299
Published in The Regina Leader-Post from Mar. 4 to Mar. 6, 2013