SHEILA MARIE LEBLOND

Sheila Marie Lelond passed away at Manitoulin Lodge on Friday, February 20, 2015 in her 71st year after a courageous and brave battle which could not be won. Beloved wife and soul mate of Donald Leblond of Spring Bay (Manitoulin Island, Ontario) and loving mother of Nicole “Nicki” Leblond (David Jones) of Richmond Hill and Christine Leblond-Evans (Dean Evans) of Corbiel. Grandmother to Logan and Taylor Evans and “Grandma” Sheila to Mitchell and Victoria Jones. Sheila will be sadly missed by her brothers and sisters, Pat (Paul) Parent, Lorna (Greg) Jenkins, both of North Bay, Barb (Robert) Belanger, Jim (Marilyn) Mallette, Mark Mallette (Darlene Davis), Maurice Mallette, all of Callander, Kathy Taillon of Kirkland Lake and Doug Mallette (Kristy O’Donnel) of Rutherglen. She will be remembered by her sisters-in-law Lorraine (Ian) Aspinall of Callander, Alice Barton of London and brother-in-law John (Jackie) Leblond of North Bay as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins near and far. Predeceased by her parents Paul and Alma (Geisler) Mallette, brother Bruce Mallette and brother-in-law Harvey Leblond. Sheila loved her family and her Island home, where she spent many hours with her soul mate of over 50 years, gardening, walking in the bush and enjoying the beauty and nature. She will be fondly remembered by the many friends she made during her lifetime. At Sheila’s request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service in Sheila’s memory will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to the Manitoulin Health Centre Auxiliary or the Manitoulin Lodge Auxiliary as expressions of sympathy, both of which took wonderful care of her during her illness. Arrangements entrusted to the Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay. www.culginfuneralhome.ca.