Sheila Barraclough

1932 - 2021 | Sheffield

Sheila was a vibrant character with an incredible memory with plenty of stories to tell about her life and experiences. She was a brilliant storyteller and loved to chat to all those who visited, called and wrote to her. She loved to learn new things…

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Sheila was a vibrant character with an incredible memory with plenty of stories to tell about her life and experiences. She was a brilliant storyteller and loved to chat to all those who visited, called and wrote to her. She loved to learn new things always reading, making notes and passing them on to those she loved. She will be missed by many but all those who knew her will have some brilliant memories of her and happy times they shared together. This page is an opportunity to share memories and thoughts of Sheila and her brilliant life and also to donate money in her memory to the incredible St Luke's hospice. Sheila was very happy in St Luke's and made friends with the staff who she enjoyed chatting to. We are so thankful for the exceptional care she had from all the staff as this made her time there comfortable and personal. We are so grateful for St Luke's and all the work they do and hope we can continue to support them in memory of Sheila.

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Donation in memory of

Sheila Barraclough



Donations

Current total raised

£414.60

GiftAid £103.65

£70.00

Andrew & Samantha Green

24/01/2021

The joy you radiated whenever (or however) we spoke throughout my life, has taught me to cherish the little things that really matter. I hope you’re with Nannan and Grandad now, looking down on us with a cuppa, a nice pastry, and a smile on your face. We love you Auntie Sheila. Thank you for being you!

£25.00

+ £6.25 GiftAid

Cheryl Wallhead

22/01/2021

God bless to a lovely lady ❤️

£20.00

+ £5.00 GiftAid

Chris Gascoigne

22/01/2021

I only had the privilege of meeting Auntie Sheila a few times, but every time was special. This donation is just me giving her the 20 quid back she gave me for when she paid for my lunch in Edinburgh. When she found out me and Beckie would be going on a city break there, I don’t know who was more excited! This little act of kindness I think really sums her up as a person. Happy to share advice and treat someone she may only have just met. Lots of love Chris.

£25.00

+ £6.25 GiftAid

David Haw

22/01/2021

£20.00

+ £5.00 GiftAid

Debbie Smith

21/01/2021

RIP Auntie Sheila remembering you always love Debbie, Derek and family xxxxx

£25.00

+ £6.25 GiftAid

Alison Haw

20/01/2021

I’ve known Sheila for 32 of my 35 years but in the last 10 we became great friends despite our age gap. I’d run little errands when she was unable to and she would make sure I was well fed! The last 4 or so years we had a chat almost every night normally over a tea & biscuit and she would fuss Bracken & Jessie the dogs. When I could get a word in she would listen to me moan & provide advice or sometimes just an ear. I enjoyed our friendship and will cherish the memories of our fuddles and trips out as well as just sat chatting. She was a kind, generous, loving person who will be missed by the great number of people who’s lives she made richer.

£10.00

+ £2.50 GiftAid

Graham Weston

19/01/2021

RIP Sheila such a nice lovely woman god bless.

£20.00

+ £5.00 GiftAid

Geoffrey Barraclough

19/01/2021

From Geoff and Val Barraclough

£10.00

Lisa Weatherstone

19/01/2021

RIP Sheila such a lovely great woman who would do anything for anybody.

£30.00

+ £7.50 GiftAid

Emeline Barraclough

18/01/2021

Auntie Sheila meant so much to me and I am missing her a lot. But like she told me, when she was having a bad day she would say 'right then monkey' to herself and she'd try her best to get on with it all and put her best foot forward. She always wanted everyone to be positive and would always try to look for the good in every situation. So I'm leaning on all your advice and ability to be positive right now auntie Sheila! I know that's what you'd want me to do ❤️

£25.00

David Garrett

18/01/2021

£20.00

Maureen Chittenden

18/01/2021

£30.00

+ £7.50 GiftAid

Rob Barraclough

16/01/2021

In memory of Auntie Sheila, Sadly missed but fondly remembered! With love from, Rob, Kelly, Laura, Elliott, Sam & Caitlin

£21.60

Susan Norgate

15/01/2021

A wonderful friend who was a privilege to know. Will miss you so much Sheila. Xx

£13.00

+ £3.25 GiftAid

Joanne Windle

15/01/2021

In loving momory of a lovely lady who became a good friend.

£25.00

+ £6.25 GiftAid

Anne Green

15/01/2021

Remembering a special Auntie whose memory will live on in our hearts. Love Anne and Richard xxx

£25.00

+ £6.25 GiftAid

Rebekah Green

15/01/2021

I cannot thank St Lukes enough for everything they have done over the last few weeks for our dear Auntie Sheila. She herself would tell us how fantastic each and every staff member she came into contact with had helped her is some way or another. The care she received, and the support given to family members was above and beyond expectation, I cannot thank them enough, but hope this tribute page can show our appreciation to the hospice. I shall miss Auntie Sheila dearly and words cannot describe how much, my time with her is what I shall remember, the memories that we would share, and the long conversations I will hold close to my heart.

    Thoughts

    Aunty Sheila was a lovely lady who will be very much missed by all those who knew her.

    Added by Kate Booth - 20/01/2021


    I have know Sheila for nearly 35 years when we 1st moved next door. Sheila was such a helpful and caring person. My kids Wayne and Lisa use to go round to Sheila's house quite abit when they were little. They would bake lots of different things. I remember taking Sheila's horse bets for the grand national she would always have 25p each way on a horse. Sheila was always there when you needed her. If you was ill Sheila would come up with a home remedy to make you better. That's just how kind she was. I have lots of great memories of Sheila. RIP Sheila you will always be in our thoughts and our hearts God bless. From Graham

    Added by Graham Weston - 19/01/2021


    I have know Sheila all my life nearly 35 yrs of Sheila's love,kindness and such a careing person who would do anything for anybody. I remember when I was child speding lots of time round at Sheila's house. We would bake all sorts of lovely cakes and buns togather. I remember coming home for my dinner from school and going to Sheila's and having dinner togather. She would give me a cherry balsam to have on my way back school. I have so many great and fund memories with Sheila I could write a book. RIP Sheila you will allways be in our thoughts and in our hearts. Love from Lisa, Darren and Jack

    Added by Lisa Weatherstone - 17/01/2021


    Auntie Sheila had been a big part of my life as long as I can remember. Always there to talk to and it seems very strange at the moment not speaking to her every day. She would know my schedule and very often call as soon as I walked through the door, I wouldn’t even have my shoes off and the phone would be ringing. Always enquiring on my day and asking me what I was cooking for tea. Trying new recipes & new knitting and crocheting patterns, was one of Auntie Sheila’s favourite pastimes. Always saving a magazine or clipping from the newspaper, with a new and exciting recipe to try. She was always saying in her last few months, that when she felt a bit better she would try them herself. Auntie Sheila was very proud of us all, always taking great interest in all our lives and activities. We all knew whenever we went anywhere, to always bring back a postcard for her collection; she would look forward to hearing all about the memories attached to the locations. Auntie Sheila has left us with so many memories to treasure. If anyone has any memories or photos to share of Auntie Sheila, I know we would all love to hear or see them. The care Auntie Sheila received and the support the family received from St Luke’s, we will be eternally grateful for, during what has been, and still is a difficult time for us all. Thank you to all the staff and those who were a friend to Auntie Sheila.

    Added by Anne Green - 15/01/2021


    Auntie Sheila was known to many as a loving, caring and compassionate lady. She thought more of others than herself and never let anyone leave her house without a box of biscuits or a few chocolates from the goody corner. One of my favourite things about dear Auntie Sheila; was how you could sit for hours and hours talking about her treasured memories, of loved ones, and the places she had visited. I would never go anywhere without telling her my destination; she would always have some hidden fact or tip about where you were going, to help you in your travels. She would always insist you make memories, as they last lifetime. Me and Chris recently visited Edinburgh for the first time, Aunties Sheila’s recommendation, as Scotland was one of her favourite places she had travelled to, returning many times; I’m sure this had something to do with her favourite biscuit – the famous Scottish shortbread. Before we went, Auntie Sheila had already built a picture in our minds of what we were to expect, talking you through directions to a loved café or which winding path to take to the Castle; her ability to picture something as though it was yesterday that she was there, always amazed me. She made sure we had afternoon tea on Her Majesties, The Royal Britannia Yacht – her famous words ‘my treat, make sure you enjoy yourselves’. And of course, we did not leave without purchasing a postcard for her to add to her collection. Auntie Sheila spoke with such love and care that she made you feel like anything was possible. Her love for reading was inspirational, I recently said to her ‘you have so many facts and knowledge of the world’, she responded ‘I love to read, and learn new things’. My cousin and I were talking the other day, sharing memories of dear Auntie Sheila, and how when myself, Emeline and Isobel were little we would ask Auntie Sheila to write to us, as we were jealous of our parents receiving post when we never did. I wish today, as an adult and homeowner, the only post I received was from Auntie Sheila not British Gas. Emeline reminded me of how we would talk about the weather, homework, plans for the school holidays and most of all our pets, as Auntie Sheila would see all animals as part of the family, quite often my letters would be addressed to ‘Rebekah, Bella and Clyde’ (Bella & Clyde being the cats). I remember as a child, one day a cat appeared at Auntie Sheila’s door, so she invited him in for a saucer of milk. The cat returned everyday until eventually it never left, she named him Babe. I shall miss Auntie Sheila dearly and words cannot describe how much, my time with her is what I shall remember, the memories that we would share, and the long conversations I will hold close to my heart. I cannot thank St Lukes enough for everything they have done over the last few weeks for our dear Auntie Sheila. She herself would tell us how fantastic each and every staff member she came into contact with had helped her is some way or another. The care she received, and the support given to family members was above and beyond expectation, I cannot thank them enough, but hope this tribute page can show our appreciation to the hospice. Knowing you are at peace and no longer in any pain shall bring me comfort, I cannot say I shall not shed a tear for you every now and then, but know that these are tears of remembrance, not pain, as I know you would not want any of us to suffer. Love you always Auntie Sheila, or as you would end your letters ‘I think that’s all for now’.

    Added by Rebekah Green - 15/01/2021