Sheila Mary Thomson passed away at the West Parry Sound Health Centre with her children by her side, on Tuesday, May 30th, 2023. Age 87 years.

Born in Exeter, England, Sheila immigrated to Canada in the 1950’s, and eventually settled in Mississauga to raise her family.

Beloved wife of the late T. Bruce Thomson. Loving mother of Fraser (Katherine Barr), and Stephanie Benoit (Donald Benoit). Dear Nana of Colin (Allie), Brooke (Gavin), Victoria (Cooper), Simon (Shannon), Claire (Kaeleb), Beth, Kaiden, and Addison. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Sheila will be dearly missed by her friends at The Gardens of Parry Sound.

Sheila’s family would like to express a sincere ‘Thank you’ to the nurses, along with physicians (Dr. Jonathan Witt, Dr. Leigh Davis, and Dr. Dan Honsinger), and the staff at the Palliative Care Unit at the West Parry Sound Health Centre. Thank you also to the wonderful staff at The Gardens, which was Sheila’s home for the last four years.

Cremation has taken place.

A family celebration of Sheila’s life will take place at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the W.P.S.H.C. Foundation (Palliative Care Unit), or the Festival of the Sound would be appreciated.


Sheila was a neighbour at Silver Birch while there. She and Bruce and I also became closer at the Y when we went to classes there. We got to know each other better. I will miss her dearly.

-Terry Malone

We were sorry to hear of Sheila's passing
Sheila and Bruce were treasured friends. They will be dearly missed.We send our condolences to Fraser ,Stephanie and grandchildren.

-Harry and Eleanorh

Dear Stephanie and family,
I am so sorry to learn of your mother's death. She and Bruce were like family with Ella, Lynne, and I for several years- like older brother and sister. So kind and so much fun. She was so proud of you and your daughters. I will miss her.
I wanted to call but don't have your number. [email protected]
Please let me know of celebration of life arrangements.
Much love,
Peter and family

-Dr. Peter E. Bohm

So sorry to hear if your loss - Sheila was a part of my life in the UK as my cousin. I met Bruce as well on a visit from Australia to Toronto. A wonderful couple who made my visit a lot of fun. Many happy memories. I am glad to have those memories.

-Christina Brooks

So sorry to learn of Sheila's passing. I have very fond memories of our early years as cousins in Devon. A really love lady!

-Ian Tweedie

Aunt Sheila (Tweedie) spent her life stitching families together. Sheila and I met via her love of genealogy, as she tracked down missing Tweedie peoples off the family tree. Through her, I met her cousin Christina (Australia) and Ian Tweedie (UK). I cherish the memories of traipsing about the British countryside with her and her cousins, hearing about their youth during WWII. It led her to reconnecting with cousin Andrew Tweedie (Scotland). She reconnected with her brother Robin Tweedie, and her half-sister Diane (Wales). I am truly thankful for the efforts she made scouring church archives in Somerset, UK, searching for her lost nephew, my brother John Tweedie.

She met and had adventures with her great nieces Abigail, Madeleine, and Beatrice. They remember her fondly, as they do Bruce.

To know her was a great gift. She was such a Tweedie.

-Jacky Tweedie

Very sad to hear of Sheila's passing. It was through her love of genealogy that I connnected with the long lost 'half' of my family, meeting up with my brother Rob and his daughter Jacky. My husband and I met up with Sheila a couple of times in the UK over the years, and it was fascinating to hear the family stories. Happy memories, she will be missed.

-Diane Harris