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November 6, 1942 — March 9, 2022

Sheila Lavigne passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, March 9, 2022, at the age of 79, in Kelowna, BC.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 31 years, René; her children Deborah, Karen (Curtis), and April; grandchildren Julianna, Lucas, Genevieve, Natasha, and Naomie; brother Richard (Diana) and sister-in-law Rene (d. George); mother-in-law Jeanne; sisters-in-law Theresa (Darcy), Suzanne (Michael); brother-in-law Denis (Daryl); and nieces and nephews Graham (Brenda), Charlene (Bonnie), Dean (Tiffany), Colin, Phil, Shelby, and Cassidy. Those who went before her include her parents Alexander and Elizabeth; father-in-law Edward; brother George; and daughter Lori.

Sheila moved to Canada from England, settling in Victoria, BC. She relocated to Kelowna, BC where she raised her daughters. Meeting René at a social event in 1990, they went on to marry in 1991. Sheila worked for the government pension department and retired early. She went on to work even harder at the mobile pizza truck she owned with René. They followed a circuit with the truck for 3 years.

Sheila was loving, caring, supportive, and always there when a friend or loved one was in need.

A special thank-you to Kelowna General Hospital ICU ward for the compassionate care Sheila received when she was there in 2016.

A Memorial Service will be held WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2022, at 1:00 PM (PDT), at SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the BC Cancer Foundation.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2022, at 1:00 PM (PDT)

Springfield Funeral Home

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Service Details

The service for LAVIGNE, Sheila is scheduled for WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2022, at 1:00 PM (PDT). Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Rick and Evelyn Arsenault says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Bill and Laurette Mitchell says:

    Dear Rene and family
    Rene, we are so sorry to hear of Sheila’s passing . We send our sincere sympathies to you, along with our love and prayers!

  • Ed Arsenault says:

    Rene and Lavigne Family,
    Offering deepest sympathies and condolences at your unexpected tragic loss.

    • Ken and Mary Beth says:

      Dear Rene, please accept our sincere condolences. We are so sorry for your loss. Sending our love and prayers to you and your family.

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