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Celebration of life Saturday

The life of Sheila Carvalho will be remembered this Saturday in a celebration of life service. - PHOTO SUBMITTED
The life of Sheila Carvalho will be remembered this Saturday in a celebration of life service.
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A celebration of life service will happen Saturday for a woman who was involved in many Comox Valley community projects.

"It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of our dear wife and mother, Sheila Carvalho," her family said this week.

"Sheila was loved for her captivating smile, infectious humour, warmth, and compassion. She viewed the world with inquisitiveness, wonder, innocence, and delight."

In 1975, Sheila and her family moved from England to the Comox Valley, where she became involved in many community projects, including the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the successful effort to save MacDonald Wood from development, and the care of residents at the extended care unit of St. Joseph's General Hospital in comox.

Recently, Sheila began volunteering with the Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Association, an activity that reflected her deep affection for children and animals.

"Above all, Sheila will be remembered for her profound devotion to her husband and her two children," added the family. "We mourn her passing with all who knew her."

A celebration of life service will take place this Saturday, March 29 at 11 a.m. at Christ The King Church in Courtenay.

Reverend Father Marek will preside, and a reception in the church hall — generously hosted by the Catholic Women's League — will follow.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, Sheila's family would appreciate any donations to the SPCA or the Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Association.

She is survived by husband Dr. Lui Carvalho and their children, Louise and Simon.

— Carvalho family

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