Sheena Janette Froment
July 20th, 1939 – Sept. 22, 2015
After a long and courageous battle with Alzheimers Disease, Sheena chose a sunny fall day to start the next leg of her journey.
She was predeceased by her son Paul Froment in 1979, as well as her parents Dave and Molly Pottie. She is survived by her devoted husband of 57 years, Phil Froment and a large extended family. Including brother Angus (Gail) Pottie and in-laws Norman (Barbara) Froment, Paulette (Wayne) Turner, Louise (Jack) Whitney and Joanne (John) Webber. Plus many special nieces, nephews and special friends. Sheena also enjoyed a close relationship with her great-nephews Alex and Max and niece Paige (Peter) Mittelsteadt who spent much time with her in the early years of her dementia.
Sheena was born in Salmon Arm in 1939, moved with her family to Haney where she spent most of her childhood, eventually she made her way back to Salmon Arm to spend her teenage years living with her beloved grandmother Grannie Peak. She met Phil in Salmon Arm and they were married shortly after she graduated in 1957. Paul, her only child was born December 28, 1958.
Phil’s work with The Department of Highways took them to many communities in BC, including Salmon Arm, Revelstoke, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Victoria, Prince George and finally settling in Kamloops in 1993. Despite having to rebuild friendships and homes in new towns she always found interesting jobs including BC Hydro, school board offices, local newspapers and eventually retail. In Kamloops she settled in for many years at The Bay in the shoe department where she amassed a considerable collection of her signature red shoes. During the earlier Kamloops years she enjoyed visiting with friends, bowling leagues and exploring the Oregon coast and Mexico with Phil.
Phil would like to extend his most sincere thanks to all the devoted staff and medical professionals who spend their days caring for Sheena and so many others like her struggling with dementia at the Kamloops Seniors Village in full time care.
The Reverend Father Fred Weisbeck will celebrate the Funeral Mass in Holy Family Parish Church, 2797 Sunset Drive, Kamloops on Friday, October 2nd, 2015 at 11:00a.m. A reception will follow.
Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com.
Donations in Sheena’s name would be greatly aprreciated to The Alzheimers Society of Canada.