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Sheila Anne Shave

1943 - 2023

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  1. Sheila was my sister-in-law. We first met when I was around 7 years old when she started to date my elder brother, Ian. She married him 14 years later! Together with Sheila’s sister, Linda, I was a bridesmaid at their wedding at All Saints Church in South Oxhey, Hertfordshire. I lived my adult life in Canada but visited England regularly and usually stayed with Ian and Sheila. I had great admiration for Sheila’s wonderful ability to grow gorgeous flowers. Her garden could easily have been photographed for a gardener’s magazine. She was an amazing baker and cook and all of us enjoyed her delicious English meals. She will be missed by who is left of our small family but my life has been positively touched through knowing her.

    Karen Anne Mikhail
  2. Like my cousin Karen, I new Sheila from her early days with Ian. I remember especially a celebration for a special birthday of Ian’s. (I think probably his 21st, as the age of majority only changed to 18, a few months after I was 18.) My parent and I attended their wedding, and later when they moved to Canterbury, I visited them (and their baby Christopher) in their new home as I was a student at the Teacher Training College in Canterbury. Every year at Christmas – usually on Boxing Day, and provided there was no snow as Uncle Jack didn’t like snow on the roads, the Shave family would come to us at my parents’ home at Addlestone in Surrey. Even after Aunty Joan’s death and later Uncle Jack’s In, Sheila and by now their two children, Christopher and my God-Daughter Alison, would join us on Boxing Day. We would all have great fun playing billiards (Mum and I used my teacher’s discount to buy my Dad a Billiard table one Christmas), it was always brought out at Christmas, along with the Dart board. When we moved to Leverstock Green, we visited them in Kings Langley. Sheila created a lovely garden there. When Martin & I married, Christopher was our page boy, and Sheila dressed Alison up beautifully for the occasion as well. Sheila was a lovely lady, & although we hadn’t seen her for a long time, she will still be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ian & the rest of the family at this sad time.

    Barbara CHAPMAN

Service Details

Tuesday, July 11th 2023 - 12:00
Poole Crematorium, Gravel Hill, Poole, Dorset, BH17 9BQ
James Smith Funeral Directors

Family Flowers Only, Charity to be announce

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