OBITUARY

Sheila Josephine Levine

3 June, 194423 April, 2021

Sheila Dorsey Levine June 3, 1944 - Liverpool, England – April 23, 2021 – Toronto, Canada Peacefully after a long illness at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Beloved and devoted wife to Paul A. Levine. Caring stepmother to Randy Levine and Casey (Michael) Lynch. Predeceased by her parents, Albert and Frances Dorsey and by her siblings, John (Yvonne) and Moira. She was a gentle soul dedicated to the environment. She was loved by many whose lives she touched. The family wishes to express heartfelt thanks to the exceptional Mt. Sinai nursing staff and to Drs. Colman and Quinn. She would have been honoured by donations to either The Animal Alliance of Canada (contact@animalalliance.ca) or Eli’s Place (www.elisplace.org).

Internment private by reason of COVID 19.

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Raymond MacMurchy

13 May 2021

I met Sheila and Paul through a mutual friend. Sheila was always so kind to all and a pleasure to chat with, such a loving soul.
One evening last summer we were chatting and had the pleasure of watching a small fox run past us . Sheila was concern at how thin the fox was. Your kindness to all will remain in my heart for ever.

Joyce Schure

10 May 2021

So very sorry to hear of Sheila's passing.
Altho' we did not meet often, I shall always remember her beautiful smile and warm greetings.
May you all be blessed forever with the many wonderful memories of the very vivacious and caring person that she was in your lives.

Randy Levine

8 May 2021

Thank you everyone for your beautiful messages. My father (Paul), my sister (Casey) and I are deeply moved by your loving thoughts, memories and emotions. You have touched our hearts in a very special way and we are eternally grateful.

Sheila taught us how to love in a deeper more meaningful way. From caring for the bird knocked unconscious as it flew into the kitchen window to the old and dying stranger. From the neighbourhood dog to the lost cat and to the smallest insect, Sheila had a very special and unique capacity to extend herself and to care for ALL living things equally. I often find myself modelling Sheila's ability to love. Measuring my own ability against the gold standard she set on a daily basis. It is truly remarkable how selfless Sheila was. An honorable goal to be sure.

Sheila will be missed by everyone that knew her. Not because she is gone but because she is still here; here in the hearts of the neighbour, the drugstore clerk, the passer by, and of course all of us that embody the love she gave so freely.

My sister Casey and I were given the honour of being with Sheila during her final moments of life and Casey asked her if she had anything she wanted to say... This is what Sheila said:

"Honesty. If you don't have honesty then you don't have anything to build on. Just be honest"

God bless you Sheila. The world has lost a most enlightened teacher of love and selflessness... Perhaps we can now carry the ball.

Randy


Michele Gunn

5 May 2021

My deepest sympathy to Paul, Casey, Randy, and family on the passing of Sheila. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
I remember Sheila as a loving and caring person who will be deeply missed. May her memory be for a blessing.

David Honsberger

4 May 2021

Dear Paul,
Sheila was that beautiful blend of a kind and loving soul and a practical and down-to-earth ‘how do we solve this problem’ type of person! How blessed we were to have her in our lives! And such a void left in your life now that she has left too early. Much love to you; we are keeping Sheila’s radiant soul in our prayers.
David

Sharon Weinstein

3 May 2021

Dear Paul I am so saddened to hear this sad news that Sheila has passed away. So long ago we all shared wonderful times together and I have only fond memories of Sheila. She was lovely and the two of you were so good together. May your good memories be a source of strength at this very difficult time. Fondly Sharon Weinstein

Anthony Adams

3 May 2021

Paul,
Debbie and I are so sorry to hear about Sheila’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. Sheila was always a bright light. We will remember her upbeat spirit and kind nature fondly.
Our sincere condolences,
Anthony and Debbie Adams

Nancy Minden

2 May 2021

Dear Paul - and Randy, Casey, and Michael - and all the not so little ones in your family! We can't imagine your lives without Shiela being physically present - what an illumined soul! We are sure this will take some challenging days ahead. We also know that Shiela's capacity to always live like a survivor will accompany you always. Shiela's spirit was always a beacon of hope and love combined with immense practicality. We have fabulous memories of you in our home over the years - and being in yours. She leaves a great void and we will truly miss her. We look forward to talking with each of you over the coming days. We love you guys! xoxox nancy and david

Michael and Michelle Lewis

2 May 2021

Dearest Paul and family,

We are saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved Sheila, and wish you love and comfort during this most painful of times.
Though we barely knew her, it is clear that her vitality and passion to make the world a better place and the love she generated made her a unique and cherished soul.

Karen and Harvey Minden Schipper

2 May 2021

Dearest Paul, We have warm memories of Sheila. She was loving, caring, and had a big smile that brightened a room. Sheila was always so thoughtful, and concerned for the well-being of others. We are deeply sorry for your loss, and send our love.

FROM THE FAMILY