Sheila has gone on her final journey. She was born on December 22, 1918 in Robson, BC the fourth of five children to Elizabeth and Gordon Rutherford Brown. After Sheila’s father’s death, the family moved to Trail when Sheila was 8.
Sheila served in the Royal Canadian Airforce during WW2, something she was always very proud of. Her mother passed away in 1943. At the end of the war she returned to her job at CM&S.
Sheila married A.B. Condy in 1947, moving to Kinnaird where she helped build their house. They had three children and were married until AB’s passing in 1980.
Sheila started a second act with her second husband Paul Seymour. After dating for 7 years they married in 1988 and were married for a year before Paul passed away.
Family was always very important to Sheila. Sheila gained 8 step-children when she married Paul. She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren on both the Condy and Seymour side.
Sheila had a zest for living and enjoyed skiing, skating and golf. She was the first person to get a hole in one at the Castlegar Golf Course. She took up belly dancing when she was in her 60’s. Sheila loved traveling and turned 65 while touring New Zealand with two of her sisters. She managed to fill most of her bucket list, including taking the Rocky Mountaineer train at 94. She went cruising to the Panama Canal at 96 and cruising up to Alaska at 97.
Sheila was predeceased by her sisters and brother and her son Tom. She is survived by her daughter Alexa Pongracz (Don), daughter Willa Condy Seymour (Thomas Seymour) and Stepsons Phillip (Joanne) Eugene, Leonard (Heather Kennedy), David (Anne), Michael (Nancy), Thomas, Paulette (Paul) and Elaine and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A Legion Service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #11 in Trail at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017 with Neil Jarvie officiating. Everyone is welcome to come and share stories of Sheila. Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca