January 14, 1922 – January 5, 2019
Born on January 14, 1922, Clara Sophie Shea passed away peacefully on January 05, 2019 at Mountainview Village in Kelowna.
Clara came to Canada as an infant with her parents and 3 siblings. She was married at age eighteen to Sebastian (Sid) Schneider, a widower with two young sons. Together they added 3 children to the family. After many years of farming in Saskatchewan, they moved to North Battleford, Calgary, and later settled in Kelowna. After Sid’s death, she eventually remarried widower Joseph (“Joe”) Shea (no children). Together they enjoyed many cruises, dancing and travelling. She was a woman of many talents and interests.
Clara was pre-deceased by both husbands, Sebastian Schneider and Joseph Shea, two brothers, Reuben and David, her sister, Ruth, four sons, Lawrence, Richard, Harvey and Kenneth, one grandson, Bradley, and one great-grandson, Sylvester. She is survived by daughter Cathy (Doug) Mason; 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations would be greatly appreciated to the Good Samaritan Mountainview Village, 3070 Burtch Rd, Kelowna, where she received kind and loving care for the last year and a half of her life.
A Memorial Service will be held on January 26, 2019 at 4 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna with reception to follow.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com.
Springfield Funeral Home