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Sheila GREASON

Sheila Norma Greason, born on July 31, 1942, in Stratford Ontario, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at St. Marys Memorial Hospital. Sheila grew up and resided on the family farm and worked as a dedicated teacher for the Thames Valley District School Board. She left a lasting impact on the lives of her students, always showing genuine care and remembering each one dearly. Beyond her career, Sheila was an active member of the St. Marys community, known for her selfless volunteer work with various organizations such as East Nissouri Union Church, St. Marys Community Living, Women’s Institute, McConnell Club of St. Marys, Order of the Eastern Star, and more. Her philanthropic spirit and love for animals, especially her cherished cats, will be greatly missed. Sheila leaves behind her beloved brother William Greason, nieces Tamera Greason and Ashleigh Scott, and great-niece Mary Jane. She will be remembered by a wide network of extended family and friends who were all cherished and loved by her. Per Sheila’s wishes, cremation has already taken place, and a private family interment will occur at a later date. A Celebration of Life will be held on October 21 from 2-4 p.m. at the Community Hall in the Pyramid Centre in St. Marys, Ontario, where family and friends are invited to attend. In memory of Sheila’s kind and generous nature, the family requests that random acts of kindness be performed within the community. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, St. Marys (519-284-2820), and online condolences can be left at http://www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

Sheila Norma Greason, a beloved member of the St. Marys community, unexpectedly passed away on September 20, 2023. Born on July 31, 1942, in Stratford Ontario, she grew up on the family farm and dedicated her life to teaching. Sheila had a profound impact on her students’ lives throughout her career with the Thames Valley District School Board, always treating them with care and ensuring they were never forgotten. She also devoted her time to numerous organizations and groups, such as East Nissouri Union Church, St. Marys Community Living, Women’s Institute, McConnell Club of St. Marys, and Order of the Eastern Star, among others. Sheila’s philanthropic endeavors and her unwavering love and care for animals will be greatly missed. Her cherished cats brought immense joy into her life. Survived by her brother William Greason, nieces Tamera Greason and Ashleigh Scott, and great-niece Mary Jane, Sheila will be remembered by an extensive network of extended family and friends. Her wishes for cremation have already been fulfilled, and a private family interment is scheduled for a later date. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Community Hall in the Pyramid Centre, St. Marys, Ontario, on October 21 from 2-4 p.m., welcoming family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks for memorial contributions to be made to a charity of personal choice. To honor Sheila’s compassionate and giving nature, the family requests the community to engage in random acts of kindness. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, St. Marys (519-284-2820). Online condolences can be expressed at http://www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

It is with deep sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Sheila Norma Greason on September 20, 2023, at the age of 81. Born on July 31, 1942, in Stratford Ontario, Sheila spent her childhood and adulthood on the family farm, creating a loving and nurturing home. Throughout her career as a dedicated educator for the Thames Valley District School Board, she had a profound impact on countless students’ lives, carrying their memory and well-being close to her heart. Sheila’s unwavering commitment to her community in St. Marys was evident through her extensive volunteer work with various organizations, including East Nissouri Union Church, St. Marys Community Living, Women’s Institute, McConnell Club of St. Marys, and Order of the Eastern Star. She will be remembered for her philanthropic spirit and the compassionate care she provided to animals, particularly her beloved cats who brought her endless happiness. Sheila is survived by her caring brother William Greason, her beloved nieces Tamera Greason and Ashleigh Scott, and her great-niece Mary Jane. Along with her immediate family, she leaves behind a wide network of extended family and cherished friends who will miss her dearly. Following her wishes, cremation has taken place, and a private family interment will be organized at a later date. To honor Sheila’s life and memory, a Celebration of Life will be held on October 21 from 2-4 p.m. at the Community Hall in the Pyramid Centre, St. Marys, Ontario. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects and celebrate her remarkable life. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to a charity of one’s choice. As a tribute to Sheila’s kindness and compassion, the family encourages the community to engage in random acts of kindness. The Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, St. Marys (519-284-2820), is entrusted with the funeral arrangements, and messages of condolence can be conveyed at http://www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

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