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SKELLEY, SHEILA A. Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on August 4, 2018 at Marianhill, Pembroke in her 88th year. Loving daughter of the late Dr. Albert J. Skelley and Irenice E. Lamothe (Skelley) (nee Murtagh). Dear sister of Judy Sims (late Bob), Toronto. Predeceased by her sister Mary O'Reilly (late Frank) and her brother John Skelley. She will be sadly missed by Renee Skelley and her many nieces and nephews (Shannon, Julia, Kevin, Catherine, John and Matthew). Sheila was born in Ste. Anne de Beaupre, QC and moved with her family to Pembroke during the depression. After graduating from the Convent of Mary Immaculate she spent a year at the University of Toronto before heading west where she began a long and adventurous career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. She worked as Production Assistant (Public Affairs, Vancouver), Assistant BBC representative (Toronto), Program Organizer (Washington), Liaison Officer for foreign broadcasters (IBC - Expo 67) and Overseas and Foreign Relations Officer (Ottawa and London, England). Her retirement years were spent enjoying family and friends at her cottage, 'Chateau sur le lac', on Golden Lake. She was an itinerant traveller and will be missed by her vast global network of friends. Special thanks to the staff at Marianhill for their loving care and compassion. Visitation will take place at the MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 296 Isabella Street, Pembroke, on Friday, August 10th from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. followed by a Celebration of the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. in St. Columbkille's Cathedral (Renfrew Street), Pembroke. Interment will take place in St. Columba's Cemetery, Pembroke, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Marianhill, Friends of Rockingham Church, Youth Link Toronto or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online Donations and condolences may be made at

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Published in Toronto Star on Aug. 8, 2018.
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August 9, 2018
Very sorry to hear of Sheila's passing. I knew her as "Auntie Sheila" as she was my Godmother. My Mother Marilyn Casey(nee Kelly) met Sheila in University and they remained close which is how in 1959 she became my Godmother. I have very fond memories of Sheila popping in and out of my life always with a smile and great enthusiasm. I also have a very vivid memory of Auntie Sheila giving my family a private tour of the CBC pavilion at Expo 67- for a then 7yr old this was very cool.
My condolences to Sheila's family and friends
Chris Casey
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