Sadly the family of Sheila Gladys Thederahn, 81, of Castlegar, wish to announce her passing on March 25, 2015 at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, with family by her side. Sheila was born on April 27, 1933 in Trail; she was the daughter of the late George and Edith Bird.
Sheila first worked as a sales clerk in her teens, at the Trail CM&S Company Store. Her interest in fashion started by working in the women’s clothing department in The Hudson’s Bay Store in Trail. Sheila worked many years in Castlegar as a sales clerk for Stedmans and then part time at Fields, until her retirement.
Sheila loved figure skating. She met her childhood sweetheart, Paul Thederahn, at the Trail skating rink at the age of 14. After a four year courtship, they eloped to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and married on June 2, 1951. They lived in Trail, South Slocan, Westbridge, Roseberry and became owners of Marshall’s Store and Paul’s Esso Service in Robson. In 1967 they sold their store and then settled in Kinnaird. They were married for 63 years and raised their 4 children.
Sheila’s greatest joy was spending time with her family. She enjoyed being dressed to fashion from her head to her toes. She touched many people with her warm, friendly, gracious smile and her kind, thoughtful, caring ways. Sheila will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
She is lovingly remembered by the love of her life, husband, Paul; son Paul (Connie) Thederahn; daughters Donna (Wayne) Nedjelski, Sandy and Shari Thederahn; 4 Grandchildren, Tiana (Mel) Guerin, Aaron (Nichole Gaudry) Nedjelski, Cora-Lynn and Chantel Thederahn; 4 Great Grandchildren, Xylar, Kaisen, Cassia Guerin and Keira Nedjelski; and brother, Bill Bird.
By Sheila’s request cremation has taken place and a private family memorial will be held.
Special thanks to Dr. Herman, Dr. Hussey, the ICU team and the nurses who cared for her at the Trail Regional Hospital. Thank you for your kindness, care and support.
Gone from our sight, but never from our memories,
gone from our touch, but never our hearts.