WHITWORTH, Sheila May (Burternshaw) -With heavy hearts, Sheila's family announces her passing at Dulcina Hospice in Calgary, AB on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Born November 28, 1935, Sheila grew up in Cornwall and on the farm in Mille Roches where her grandparents resided. Her gregarious nature attracted many friends, several whom she "adopted" over the years. She cherished her grandchildren, had a passion for animals (wolves & cats especially), music, dance, bowling and raising her eight kids. She was a Tom Jones "groupie" and loved listening to Gordon Lightfoot. Survived by her husband of 61 years, John and her devoted children: Margaret (John) of Edmonton, Edmund (Jane) of Ottawa, Ellen of Calgary, Danial (Therese) of Ottawa, Donald (Gail) of Winnipeg, David (Sherrie) of Ottawa, Sylvia of Calgary and Pamela (Greg) of High River. She is also survived by her sister, Sylvia (Crooke) Smith of Cornwall; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, her sister-in-law Margaret (Steve) Varga and brother-in-law David (Lorraine) Whitworth, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Sheila was predeceased by her parents, Captain Albert Burtenshaw & Pearl (Tallon) of Cornwall, her sister Shirley Kelly of Florida, her mother-in-law and father-in-law Edmund (Harriett) Whitworth, her sisters-in-law: Mary, Sherrill, Cathy & Noreen and her brother-in-law Donald. At Sheila's request, no service was held. Cremation took place in Calgary. Sheila's Cremains will be interred at the St. Lawrence Valley Cemetery at a later date. Donations in her memory can be made to the local animal shelter of your choice.