Sheila Ann Proctor

July 16, 1939 ~ October 9, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Sheila Proctor Obituary

Sheila passed away peacefully on Monday October 9, 2023, at the age of 84 years. Sheila was born on July 16, 1939, in Central Butte to Lorne and Eva McMurchy, a sister to Lorna.

The family moved to Saskatoon to a small house on Avenue B, and then later to the tall three-story house on 5th Avenue North.

Sheila attended City Park high school and it was at this time she met the love of her life, Clarence Proctor at a community dance. In 1955, Sheila and Clarence were married and three year later they moved to Biggar.

For many years, Sheila was a stay-at-home mom to the five D’s born in 6 years, Debbie, Don, Diane, David, and Darlene. While Clarence was busy with sports, Sheila became an excellent homemaker. She took pride in her clean house; delicious meals and it was the kid’s gathering place in the neighborhood.

Outside pursuits included curling, Royal Purple, driving the courtesy car and collecting the stats for Clarence’s ball teams. In 1973, Sheila took a position at the Biggar Hotel to help pay for the children’s activities, equipment, and post-secondary education. Working at the hotel, Sheila took on many roles - bookkeeping, laundry, serving drinks and ordering stock. Amazingly she helped raise two grandchildren, Robin, and Kim during this busy time.

Clarence and Sheila always wanted to live on a farm and in 1983 they purchased land just west of Biggar. Together they designed and built the home they always dreamed of.

Many happy memories were made when the family gathered at the farm during the holidays and on our annual Waterhen and Turtle Lake camping trips.

Sheila loved new babies and she sewed many baby blankets for family and friends. She was an excellent seamstress and an avid knitter and what a cook. No one made gravy like Sheila. She was also one heck of a chicken plucker.

Sheila knew the way to a man’s heart was through his stomach, so luckily Clarence enjoyed many a mincemeat tart and his meat and potatoes supper.

Sheila and Clarence enjoyed each other’s company. They loved to sit by the wood burning stove and hold hands while watching their favorite TV shows.

Sheila is survived by her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren; Debbie Ross and family Jerri (Lee) Gusikoski, Gracyn, Lane, Rhett, and Hayes. Jolee (Curtis) Ross, Rexley and Baby Bear, Jesse Ross, Jeani Ross, Jodie Ross. Donald Proctor (Bonnie) and family, Boyd (Sarah), Maddie and Georgia. Brandon (Mallory), Kylah and Clay. Diane Learmonth (Scott) and family Robin (Cory) and Troy. Bruce, Angelica, and Conner. David Proctor, Darlene Proctor (Pierre) and Chloe.

Sheila was predeceased by her husband Clarence, her sister Lorna, her grandson Kim and her parents Lorne and Eva McMurchy.

A family graveside service was held on October 21, 2023. Donations may be made in Sheila’s honor to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Gerein Funeral Services.

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