TAIT, Sheila Joanne (nee Cook)
September 20, 1929 - December 18, 2012
It is with great shock and sadness that we announce the passing of our cherished wife, mother, Nannie, aunt and friend Sheila Tait after a brave and spirited tussle with cancer. Sheila will be missed by the love of her life, her husband of 60 years, Tom; sister and brother-in-law Murill and Ray Forrester who were her best friends; her four children, Leslay (Ken), Kellay (Bob), Tom Jr. (Michele) and Megan (Kathy), the youngest of her treasures; her grandchildren and great- grandchildren Kylie (Dan), Ashley (Tyson), Beckham, Sara (Sean), Daniele (Mike), Violet, Ava, Josh (Brigette), and Ayden; and many nieces and nephews. Sheila loved travelling the world with Tom, but there was no place more special to them than Sakinaw Lake. She lived her life with grace and style, and will be missed by the many she touched, including a number of salespeople around the Lower Mainland (she was a big fan of retail therapy). The family wishes to thank their loved ones for their unwavering support over the last few months, and wants to acknowledge the compassionate and tremendous care that Sheila received from the staff at Royal Columbian Hospital and Tri Cities Home Health. Sheila's recent journey was painful for her and those who loved her, but it reinforces the point that more research and education needs to be done so that others do not have to go through this same journey. In keeping with her courageous attitude, Sheila's last wish was for her remains to be donated to UBC to help further research. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities. A Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday, January 13 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dogwood Pavilion in Coquitlam, 624 Poirier Street.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Dec. 22 to Dec. 23, 2012