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Sheila Ruth Aitchison

October 2, 1931 ~ July 23, 2022 (age 90)

Obituary

Sheila was born on October 2, 1931 in London, England to Henry and Bertha Baldock.  She had one brother, David Baldock.

 

Sheila grew up in London and attended boarding school until the war began.  Eventually they moved to Nottingham and Car Colston.  They also lived in Kent where Sheila met John Streader.

 

Sheila and John came to Canada in 1951.  They were married in West Vancouver in August 1952.  They had three children, Kenneth, Valerie and Lynda. 

 

Sheila and John lived in several locations in BC including Prince George where they met lifelong friends, Pat and Peter Russell. Together they had many adventures and good laughs. Sadly, John became ill and passed away in 1965.  Sheila took the children to England in 1966 to visit the Streader family.

 

Sheila and the children eventually settled in Williams Lake where Sheila met her second husband, Ken Aitchison.  Together they moved to many locations in BC.  So many in fact that the family nicknamed them the “gypsies”.  They most recently lived in Kamloops and then Kelowna. Ken passed away in 2018 and a year later Sheila moved to Prince George. 

 

Mum was meticulous in everything that she did.  She loved to sew, garden, make floral arrangements and, she loved to read.  She was seldom without a book!  Mum also adored all big dogs.

 

Sheila is predeceased by her parents, Henry and Bertha Baldock, her husband John Streader, her brother David Baldock and her second husband Ken Aitchison.

 

She is survived by her children; Ken Aitchison, Valerie (Fred) Palmer, Lynda Aitchison (Dan Berry), her grandchildren; John Aitchison (Juliette), Lynden Palmer (Lana), Owen and Amelia Berry as well as her great-grandchildren; Milaina, River and Ava Aitchison.

 

A very special thank you to Debbie, Tamara and all the staff at Birchview Residences.  We are grateful for your compassionate and loving care.  Thank you also to Dr. Hillhouse for taking such wonderful care of Mum.

 

Mum/Grandma, you will forever be in our hearts.  We love you!

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