Suddenly, on Friday, November 19, 2010 Sheila Margaret Bell left this world at the age of 58 years. Her passing was a devastating loss to her loving family and friends — and to us at our office. For Sheila was an indispensable member of our team since we first opened our doors in October 2007.
However, Sheila’s professional relationship with Ron Ade goes much further back. In fact, for over 20 years, Sheila and Ron worked together. When we decided to start our own firm, Sheila agreed to join us and helped build it.
We will always remember Sheila for her quick wit, quiet manner and fierce independence. Friday lunches will never be the same. Sheila shared our love of animals, marvelling at the flocks of geese behind our office and delighting in visits by our many four-legged canine friends.
In lieu of flowers, her family asked that donations be made in Sheila’s memory to the Winnipeg Humane Society or D’Arcy’s Arc.
Sadly, on Thursday, July 6, 2017, our office lost a beloved member of our canine team. Scout was a fixture at our office and in our hearts.
Always excited to arrive in the mornings (especially on Mondays), Scout served as the office’s “senior counsel.” In that role, he made it a habit of checking up on everyone throughout the day. Moving from office to office — and bag lunch to bag lunch — Scout was an integral part of the team, providing both wise counsel and comic relief.
Lunches will be lonelier without him.
Suddenly, on March 19, 2020, we lost another beloved member of our canine practice group, Stella, who had provided our office with “security” prior to retiring a few years ago.
Stella was an American Bulldog with a heart of gold. Even in her retirement, she delighted in visiting the office to ensure everything remained ship-shape.
She will be missed.