June 9, 1927 – August 17, 2020
Sheila Sussums, 93, peacefully passed away August 17, 2020, at Cariboo Place. She was born June 9, 1927 in Battle, Sussex. Sheila was he beloved wife of 59 years to the late George Sussums. Devoted mother to Ann Sussums (nee Herrington) – husband, Dave and doting Grandmother to her only Grandson, David Herrington. Sheila is also survived by her sister, June and half-sister, Valerie. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Victor and Dave, and her parents, Florence and Jack Funnell. She will be missed by her nieces and nephews Julie Cave, Dave Funnell, Andrew
Funnell, Janet Hickey, Robert Phillips, the late Robyn Funnell and Ray Sussums, Donald Sussums and Rory Sussums.
Sheila served in WWII as WREN in the Royal Navy and met George Sussums, a Canadian soldier. They were married August 11, 1945 and she came to Canada as a war bride. The couple resided in Winnipeg, Manitoba for many years and were very involved in the Odd Fellows. When she turned 33, she suffered a brain hemorrhage and was not expected to live. Strong person that she was and a lot of therapy she pulled through. After 20 years of marriage, she became pregnant with their daughter, Ann. They moved to Tahsis, B.C. While there, Sheila enjoyed her time fishing and boating on the ocean with the family. In 1971, they moved to Williams Lake, where they resided for the rest of their married lives. Sheila was a member of the Lioness Club and was active raising her daughter and homemaking. Sheila cared for a huge garden and was a fabulous baker. So good the family said she could have been pastry chef. The most exciting time for her was when her Grandson, David was born and Sheila spent a few years being a snowbird and spending 6 months of the year living in Arizona and Texas visiting.
For the last year of her life she was in Cariboo Place and loved all of her caregivers. Sheila had a life full of adventure. She was always positive about life and lived life to the fullest. She was a blessing to those who had the privilege of knowing her and will be greatly missed by her family.
A private service will be held in Arizona at a later time and her ashes scattered.
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