Sheila Slowikowski

Slowikowski, Sheila

November 4, 1922 – November 28, 2011

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Sheila, our beloved mother, grandmother and friend. She died peacefully with her family beside her after a long courageous journey through dementia.

A kind, gentle soul gone to rest.

Sheila Campbell was born in Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. She lived much of her young life in Glasgow, Scotland where she met and married Karl Slowikowski. They traveled to Canada and moved to Princeton, B.C. in 1953.

They embraced the community where their three children; Dina, Adrian and Theresa were born.

Sheila worked at the Princeton General Hospital from the late 50’s until she retired as Head Cook at the new hospital in 1974. She was a life member of the Legion and had over 50 years of outstanding service with Ladies Auxiliary.

In later years Sheila enjoyed long walks, morning coffee with her lady friends, gardening, reading, attending Sunday mass, daily visits and special holidays with her family.

Shelia was predeceased by her husband Karl, in 1967 and her sister Kath Wainwright of London, England in 2001. She is survived by her sister Molly Oldfield of Toronto, Ontario, nephew, niece, cousins and extended family in Great Britian, Northern Ireland and U.S.A.

In the days preceding her passing she was surrounded by friends and her immediate family;

Theresa, (Tim), Justin, (Sarah) and Brittany Antonick, Adrian Slowikowski , Dina Slowikowski-Campbell and MaryAnn.

The terms mother/grandmother/friend were the embodiment of Sheila’s life. Her gentle, kind and generous spirit touched so many people. She was a simple, hardworking woman who loved life, through ups and downs, lived it fully in dignity, family, fun, faith and with a special love for everyone she encountered.

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