Posted: October 9th, 2015


Sheila Margaret Lenaour

1932 – 2015

Mrs. Sheila Margaret Lenaour (Bruce) of Lethbridge passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Monday, October 5th at the age of 82. Sheila was born at Gran Gibson’s Home in Saltcoats, SK on November 15, 1932. She was raised on the family farm, the sixth child in a family of 8 (4 boys/4 girls) during the depression and WW2. Sheila was forever a Saskatchewan farm girl, visiting the family farm often and claiming she could smell the Saskatchewan harvest all the way to Lethbridge.

Sheila moved to Vancouver to attend hairdressing school, returning to Saltcoats where she ran her own shop for a few years. She then joined the RCAF and went to Ste Jean, PQ for training and was subsequently posted in Ottawa.

Sheila met her husband, Daniel Lenaour, also a RCAF member, and they were married in Ottawa in June of 1956. Shortly after they were posted to Churchill, MB they started their family with the birth of David. Their second son, Howard, sadly passed away shortly after birth. The family was then posted to Whitehorse where Michael was born.

After numerous other postings, they moved to Lethbridge when Daniel started working with the RCMP.

In the mid-seventies Sheila returned to work at the Woodward’s Food Floor, later Safeway, where she made many lifelong friends.

Auntie Sheila was a favorite with her numerous nieces and nephews, many of whom came to stay at her home as they began to explore their own independence. Sheila was much loved for her wit and wisdom. Many hours were spent at her kitchen table with Sheila listening, questioning and providing sound advice to friends of David and Michael and later her grandchildren who sought her out. She was fiercely proud and protective of her sons, her daughters in law and her grandchildren.

Sheila was predeceased by her husband Daniel, infant son Howard, her parents, four brothers and two sisters. Sheila is survived by her devoted sister Verna, and her loving sons David (Sheila) and grandchildren Kelley, Patrick (Carly) and Stuart and Michael (Lorelie) and grandchildren Danielle (Kris), Taylor (Paula).

A Celebration of Sheila’s Life will be held at the GALT MUSEUM, 502 1 Str S, Lethbridge Alberta, Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 6:00pm.

In honour of Sheila, donations may be made to the St. Michael’s Foundation, Palliative Care Unit, 1400 – 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V5, or the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7

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One Condolence for “LENAOUR Sheila”

  1. Shelley Balfour says:

    What a loving tribute to Auntie. I will miss her dearly for her no-nonsense approach to life and her willingness to give everything she had to every situation. Auntie supported all those who asked for her guidance and some who didn’t ask but she knew they needed her. She has been by my side for my whole life and I will miss her calming presence. Late night chats in the TV room or early mornings at the kitchen table with a great cup of coffee will be forever in my memory. I will miss those chats where we could straighten out everything that needed to be. Love you Auntie.

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