Sheila Mary Dunn (Copland) passed away peacefully on July 3rd, 2023 at the Meadows Long Term Care Facility with family at her side. Left to cherish her memory are her six children; her daughter Susan (Greg) and their son Kent (Vicki) and children Ryder and Blake; and their daughter Ashley (Gerry) and children Hadley and Lawson; her daughter Sherry (Bruce) and their son Justin (Veronica) and their children Parker, Griffin, Dawson and Raine; and their son Dalys and his son Austin; her son Scott (Elizabeth) and their daughter Mary Kate (Jason) and their children Chloe, Georgia, Sam and Bridgit, and their daughter Maggie Jean (Matt); her daughter Sandra (Rick) and their son Michael (Kylie) and their children Kayah and Tavish; and their daughter Marissa (Mike); her daughter Shannon (Peter) and their daughter Olivia and son Lucas; her son Sean (Cathy) and their sons Drew and Connor and daughters Sarah and Shelby. She is also survived by her brother John, his daughters Elaine and Julie (Jamie) and her brother Brian (Liz) and their daughter Jane (Roy) and children Eliza and Dexter. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Cliff and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Sheila was predeceased by her husband Stanley in 2006, parents Andrew and Mary Copland and in-laws Jesse and Oscar Dunn, her brother John’s wife Kate and Stan’s sisters Margaret, Shirley and Evelyn and brother Robert. She was also predeceased by her beloved son Stephen in 1989. Sheila was born on January, 1936 in Edinburgh, Scotland, the oldest of three children. Sheila spent most of her early life in Edinburgh, spending some summers with grandparents, and her family in the Shetland Isles where both of her parents were raised. Sheila met the love of her life, Stanley, at Muirfield Arena in Scotland, while she was figure skating and he was playing pro hockey. Soon they were engaged but Stanley had to return to Canada. Eager to begin their life together, Sheila bravely left her Scottish roots and her family and came to Canada where they were married in 1955 upon her arrival. Their life adventures took to communities of Lloydminster, Lashburn, Weyburn, and then to Swift Current, where their children were born in each community. While a very busy mother, Sheila also worked as a telephone operator. Together, they raised a beautiful family. In 1980 they moved to their acreage, in North Battleford, where mom also worked for many years, with people who had special needs. They moved to Turtle Lake where they eventually retired. Sheila moved back to Swift Current in 2013. Sheila and Stan were blessed with 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Regardless of what community they lived in or how full the house was, Sheila always welcomed many hockey billets into her home, ensuring they felt part of the family. Many boys became fine young men under her watch, and she loved when they come back to visit her years later. Her kitchen always had the sweet scent of with her delicious homemade buns, bread and the infamous cookie jar that everyone migrated to whenever they visited. She also never hesitated to cook for the many training camps Stan held for his Bronco and Barons. Her legacy will forever be linked with hockey in Saskatchewan as she supported Stan in his hockey pursuits and those connections were always a source of pride for her. Sheila made many lifelong friends, watched hundreds of hockey games, cheered loudly and proudly at each one. Sheila enjoyed the many adventures on road trips she took with Stan, whether it was to check out a good deal Stan may have found, or just venture down a new road yet to be travelled on – just load up the dogs, the road pops and go. Mom also enjoyed her trips to visit her kids and grandkids. Mom was able to return to her beloved Scotland to see her family a few times. Her family always ensured she had lots of Scottish memories by sending her tapes, videos, books and pictures. The bagpipes were her favourite and she loved her Scottish mints. Mom loved animals, particularly her dogs, always making sure there was “leftover toast” for Snuffles, Shep, Howard, Moses, Rosie and Dory to share every morning with her. She enjoyed music and her love of music and singing was even more evident through the later years with dementia, as you often heard her singing her favourite songs and never forgetting a word. Mom was a talented artist, drawing and sketching many of her grandchildren. Mom had a great sense of humour and was not only quick to laugh but quick to provide a laugh. Her wit never left her earning her the nickname “Grandma Rotten” by her grandchildren. Mom’s favourite place, along with dad’s, was Turtle Lake. She loved having her family visit them at the lake and sitting around the campfire reminiscing about the family. Mom was a strong woman, who asked for little, but lived a full life, full of love for her Stanley and her children, grandchildren and her greats. She filled us with a sense of pride, especially when she displayed incredible courage and strength caring for dad in his later years. She will be forever missed. A private family gathering will be held for Sheila’s Celebration of Life on Saturday July 8th. The family would like to extend appreciation and love to the caregivers at Cabri Long Term Care and the Meadows Long Term Facility in Swift Current for their excellent care of mom. We are forever grateful. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Meadows Auxiliary - Silver Wings Access Van Inc., 308-230 Lister Kaye Cres., Swift Current, SK, S9H 0A5. Arrangements entrusted to Warren's Funeral Home. For further information please call 1-306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606, or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to family members on the tribute wall.
The Meadows Auxiliary for Silver Wings Access Van
308 - 230 Lister Kaye Cres, Swift Current SK S9H 0A1