September 25, 1935 – January 9, 2020
Born in South Shields, England.
Sheila passed away peacefully on January 9, 2020 at the Nanaimo Hospital with her family by her side.
Sheila will be forever remembered by her loving husband of 63 years, Ian; her children: Peter (Susan), Brenda, and Lynne (Reg); grandchildren: Aaron, Corbin, Payton and Brittany; and great granddaughter Tyler.
She was predeceased by her daughter Susan in 2002, and grandson Steven in 2014.
Sheila was a member of the Canadian Marine Rescue Auxiliary from its formation in 1978 to 1999 responding to just under 3,000 calls, relaying information to rescue coordination center Victoria from the rescue vessel. Upon retiring in 1999 Sheila received the coast guards commissioner’s commendation for exemplary service.
Sheila received the Jim Spilsbury Award in recognition of the contribution by Mrs. S. Hetherington in the effective use of marine radio in the preservation of life and property over the history of their involvement in the Western Canada Telecommunication Council. In 1999, Sheila received the Canadian Red Cross Society citation for conducting personal preparedness workshops for over 6500 people. Sheila was also involved in the work of the international Red Cross through its tracing and reunion program.
In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to charity of your choice.
Celebration of life for Sheila Hetherington has been postponed.
Sands Funeral Chapel Cremation and Reception Centre (Nanaimo
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