GEORGE, Sheila Anne

April 15, 1953 – December 8, 2015

Safe in the arms of Jesus, Sheila George (Harder) passed away late on December 8, 2015 surrounded by her family at her home in North Vancouver, BC, after almost two years of fighting cancer. She is predeceased by her parents Jake and Mary Harder; two sisters Eleanor and Eileen. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, James; three children, Heidi (Rob) Martin, Heather (Miles) Alton and Blaine George; three grandchildren, Ian, and Jayden Martin and Hannah Alton; four brothers and many extended family members.

She was born on April 15, 1953 in Chilliwack, BC and grew up in Yarrow, the youngest of seven children. She graduated from Sardis Secondary in 1971 and then went on to achieve her LPN in nursing. In 1974 she married her high school sweetheart James. Always kind and caring, she spent many years working on the healthcare industry most recently as the manager of Home and Community Health with the Squamish Nation.

Diagnosed with non-smokers lung cancer in January 2014 she fought the disease until she couldn’t fight anymore. She was beloved by everyone who knew her and will be greatly missed. Her life will be celebrated at a memorial service at North Shore Alliance Church, 201-23rd Street, North Vancouver, BC on December 19, 2015 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Lion’s Gate Hospital Chemo Clinic, North Shore Palliative Care Centre or SPCA.

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