It is with a heavy heart that we announce the death of Sheila Edna Maude Christopher (née Boyce) on November 16, 2022. Sheila died following a brief battle with uterine cancer, at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, at the age of 77. Sheila was born in Montreal, and lived her early life in Rawdon Quebec, where she met and married her beloved Graham; married 53 years. Sheila graduated from York University (Teaching), and worked in the teaching field until she became a mother. She was an athlete and enjoyed skiing, square-dancing, and was known as Boom Boom Boyce on the hockey rink. She was an avid member of the community, loved to golf and ran the Innisfil Creek Ladies league. She was a member of many groups of friends and clubs, bridge, quilting, women’s Probus, TOPS and loved traveling the world with her Rawdon49ers. Most of all she cherished time with her family and grandkids. Sheila’s death followed her beloved husbands passing on October 17, 2021 of cancer. She is survived by her children Kevin (Andrea) and Leanne (Eric), and was a proud and loving Nanny to Madison, Ben, Alaina, Jack, Wyatt, and Maeve. Sheila will be missed by her sister Bernice (Howard) Rourke, sister-in-law Claudette and the late Ted Christopher, and will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews and large extended family. Forever loved, never forgotten.
A funeral will be held at Trinity Anglican Church 79 Victoria Street Aurora on Friday December 2nd at 1:00 pm. In Sheila's memory, we ask that donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society: https://fundraisemyway.cancer.ca/campaign/Sheila-Christopher-Memorial-Fund
Hello Leanne and Family,
Your Xe family is thinking of you during this time. We are truly sorry for your loss. The stories you shared about your Mom as she loved teaching your little ones to bake and cook are wonderful memories to cherish. Sending prayers to you and your family.
Words can’t express how saddened I am. I didn’t know Sheila for that long (Innisfil Ladies Golf League 2018) but in that time she had welcomed my friend and I with open arms. Due to the pandemic I hadn’t seen Sheila with the exception of Facebook thank goodness. We recently reconnected as I have a cleaning company. She was done with doing it herself lol. I met with her at her home October 26, we chatted, she reminisced about all the memories in each room including the basement AKA “Th Man’s Cave”. I have never had that feeling of warmth while doing a quote for an home before EVER. Upon leaving we exchange the biggest hug ever, maybe due to the thought of the upcoming surgery etc or maybe the the man upstairs new different. Regardless, I am so glad we had that time.
Leanne, Kevin & family, I am so truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers will be with you during this most difficult time. XO