Sheila Darkin

Celebration of Life Gathering

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, January 14, 2023
Kennebecasis Community Funeral Home
152 Pettingill Road
Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Canada
(506) 849-2119

Obituary of Sheila Rosemary Darkin


Sheila Rosemary Darkin (nee Donoghue) passed away January 11, 2023, after a brief illness.


Born January 23, 1936, to Eileen and Thomas Donoghue, Sheila spent her childhood in Richmond, England and enjoyed summers in Scotland with her Aunt Rose. After marrying her husband Peter in 1966, she lived in Libya, Ireland, USA, England and Wales before settling in Canada in 1976, where she and Peter raised their two girls, Lisa and Fiona.


Shelia’s artistic flair knew no bounds and she became well known for her artwork and creativity. Pottery, knitting, sewing, painting and quilting were activities she enjoyed, and that creativity and artistic talent were passed onto her granddaughters who love to draw, paint, sew and embroider.


Her last days were difficult, but she kept her sense of humour and was surrounded by those who loved her, her daughters Lisa and Fiona, her granddaughters Emma, Becca, Katie and Penny, sons in law Jeff and Ian and her sister Essie. Sheila will be missed for her sense of fun and humour, her listening ear and sound advice.


Arrangements are under the care of Kennebecasis Funeral Home, 152 Pettingill Rd. Quispamsis (849-2119). A celebration of Sheila’s life will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2023, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM, at Kennebecasis Funeral Home. Donations made in memory of Sheila may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be placed at:


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