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Sofhie Helen
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June 19, 1931 – September 13, 2018

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Obituary for Sofhie Helen Gilks (Shippelt)

It is with great sadness that the family of Sofhie Helen Gilks (nee Shippelt) announces her passing on September 13, 2018 at the age of 87 years. She was born in New Hill, Alberta on June 19, 1931, the fourth of 8 children to William and Angeline Shippelt. Sofhie married Tom Gilks of Simcoe, Ontario on February 24, 1962 at the Shippelt family farm. They lived in various places both in Ontario and Alberta before purchasing their farm east of Innisfail in 1968. They lived there until retiring to Innisfail in 1994. Sofhie is survived by her five children Tom (Vianna) Gilks, Donna Gilks, Judy (Randy) Robinson, Laurie (Murray) Reay, and Diane (Dale) Peters; grandchildren Thomas and Helayna Gilks, Bailey (Shane) Gilks, Jessica Robinson, Justin, Jared and Chance Reay, Shane and Troy Peters; great-granddaughters Kylie and Danielle Robinson-Jarocki. She is also survived by special extended family Tara and Doug Kozdrowski and their children, Gwen (Nick) and children Claudia, Jillian and Penelope; Sydney (Spencer), Jada and Tivianne; special friend, Barb Nickerson, who spent countless hours visiting, watching TV and spoiling Sofhie. Sofhie was predeceased by her husband Tom in 2003. She is also survived and predeceased by a large family of very close relatives and friends. Sofhie was a dedicated and loving mother, Baba, sister, auntie and friend to many, she will be missed beyond measure. Sofhie’s quiet, kind, humble ways and her unwavering love for her family are memories that will be treasured now and forever. The family would like to thank Dr. Miller, the nurses and all the staff and residents that helped to make Rosefield Sofhie’s home for the last 5 years. Thank you for the extra compassion and extra care she received. Funeral services will be held at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Innisfail on Friday September 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Lunch and fellowship will follow in the church hall. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Stollery Children’s Hospital or Rosefield Care Centre. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Innisfail entrusted with arrangements.

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Service Information

Friday, September 21st, 2018 11:00am
Our Lady Of Peace Catholic Church
4304-49 Ave
Innisfail, AB

Interment Information

Innisfail Cemetery
Innisfail, AB

Reception Information

Our Lady Of Peace Church Hall
4304 49th Ave
Innisfail, AB