Obituary of MAUREEN SHELDON
Maureen Sheldon left this life on August 19, 2019, peacefully, accepting of the fact that a life she was grateful for was coming to an end, and confident that she was going to a better place. Maureen was born in 1929, and lived all her life in Transcona. She was the third child of Alex and Mary Taylor. Her father was Chief of Police and Fire in Transcona for many years. As a young woman she worked at the Toronto-Dominion Bank in Transcona and in the Stores Dept. at the CN Shops. In 1954 she married Don Tyler, and they had a daughter Kathy. Don died prematurely in 1965, and in 1970 Maureen married Stan Sheldon, becoming mother to Earl, Barbara, and Kevin. She enjoyed 27 years with Stan, until his death in 1997.
Maureen was a member of Transcona Memorial United Church, Confidence Rebekah Lodge #40, and an informal “sewing club” of old girlfriends, who company she regularly enjoyed. She was a long-time resident of St. Michael’s Villa in Transcona, and had many friends and acquaintances there. Recently, she was pleased to be one of those honoured at the annual birthday party for those turning 90 in 2019.
Maureen was also predeceased by her brother Alex Taylor, her sister Kay Blaikie, her stepson Earl, and grandson Scott Harris. She is survived by her children Kathy, Barbara (George) Harris, Kevin (Barb), her daughter-in-law Colleen, her grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Maureen was a strong, independent woman who lived life to the fullest, and was much admired by family and friends for her great dignity and persistence in dealing with the challenges of life. What was said of her in the 1947 Transcona Collegiate Yearbook applied right to the end of her life. She was “neat, petite, and fleet on her feet, with a terrific sense of humour.”
Cremation has taken place, and out of respect for Maureen’s wishes there will be no formal memorial service. A private interment will take place at a later date.
1929 – 2019
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of MAUREEN
Death notice for the town of: Winnipeg, Province: Manitoba