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Posted: May 23, 2021

Obituary for Sheila Steele Gorrie


MARCH 26, 1931 – MAY 13, 2021

It is with profound sadness for the family of Sheila Gorrie to announce her passing.  She passed away peacefully in the East Kootenay Regional Hospital with family by her side on May 13th, 2021 at the age of 90 years.

Sheila was an extraordinary woman. Born in Kirkaldy Fife Scotland March 26th, 1931, she came to Canada in 1959 and worked as a nanny in Hamilton Ontario before making her way to B.C.  Once here she worked as a server and soon met and married Gordon Thomas Gorrie.  They were blessed with three children together, two daughters and one son. Sheila was very involved in the community of Cranbrook B.C where she lived for 54 years.  She volunteered for organizations such as the Cancer Society, The United Church Cellar, The Green Home, with schools helping teach English at the college and cooking with the elementary school children. She sang in the Church and community choirs and donated to many charities. Sheila was very active and had so many amazing close friends in her life. She enjoyed swimming; walked to and from the pool for many years and downtown to the shops. She enjoyed long walks around Elizabeth Lake, spending time admiring wildlife with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren. Sheila was the most wonderful, loving, supportive wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother one could ask for, we will all miss her presence immensely.

Sheila is survived by her three children, daughter Heather (Brent) Dewar, son Neil (Joanna) Gorrie, daughter Lynn (Darcy) Andrietz; six grandchildren Jeremy (Jaime), Melissa (Luke), Nicole, Krystal, Tyler, William; ten great-grandchildren; brother Brian (Margaret) Methven, sister Hetty Smyth of Scotland, many nephews, nieces and cousins. She is predeceased by her husband Gordon Thomas Gorrie, her parents James Methven and Harriet Methven.

Those wishing to remember Sheila may do so with donations to a charity of their choosing.

“In life, we loved you dearly,

in death we love you still.

In our hearts you hold a place,

no one else will ever fill.”


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