Sheila McKinney

In loving memory of our mother, Sheila McKinney, who passed away in her 98th year, on Sunday August 28, 2022. Sheila was born in Maidstone, Kent, England in 1925. She arrived in Canada in January of 1945 as a War Bride to join her husband, Andrew Steadman McKinney, in Woodstock, Ontario.

Survived by her children Rick McKinney, John McKinney (Joyce), Kim McLaren (Dave), and Andrew McKinney (Cheryl S. May), eight grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. Sheila is also survived by her sister, Joan Perks, now in her 100th year living in England. Predeceased by her eldest daughter Christine Coomber (2017).

Sheila loved to golf, play bridge, swim, and dance. She was an avid walker even during her stay at Woodingford Lodge, earning her the Most Active Resident Award.  She always enjoyed her afternoon drink of Vodka and Tonic.  Sheila owned M & M Travel in Woodstock, Ontario and traveled extensively throughout the world.  Much of her golden years were spent in the sunshine of Florida.  She was fiercely independent and took great pride in doing things “her way”.

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the amazing staff at Woodingford Lodge in Ingersoll - your professionalism and personal care for Sheila are so greatly appreciated - Thank you!

 Farewell and rest in peace, Mom.

 Wareing Cremation Services, 225 Norwich Ave., Woodstock, Ontario has been entrusted with Final Arrangements. Your messages of remembrance and condolence may be shared here at

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  • Dear Kim, Dave, Jack, Rob & families
    Sorry to hear of your mom and grandmothers passing. She certainly lived an interesting and active life.
    Cherish your memories.
    Hugs, Barb & Walt

    Barb & Walt Wilker
  • Dear McKinney Family
    Know my thoughts and Prayers are with you. Sheila lived a long and wonderful life.

    Rose Izzard
  • John, Joyce and family, we are saddened to read of your loss. She lived a long and active life and may the memories of happy times together see you through the sad times ahead. Keeping you in our hearts.

    Ken & Sandra Leeuwestein
  • Rick, John and Joyce, Kim and Dave, Andy
    Our thoughts are with you as we journey past this milestone.
    My strongest memories are Shiela and Steadman at the house during the MANY visits from Hamilton to Woodstock for Tommy and Jimmy in elementary school years..
    Shiela was the ever present host opening her home, fitting us in to a very busy household, and entertaining us with pool parties, sleep overs in the hut, tobogganing on the hill, piano playing and pool in the basement, watching thunder and lightning storms on the deck, fun times with our cousins, and celebrations and meals around the big family table!
    Later in life when newly-weds Jim and Wendy were transferred to London ON for 2 years she was there to support and help us along our journey!
    The one we remember, the one we love, safe now in the undying light of love. 

    Jim Spiers

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