Funeral Service

Time: 10.00am

Date: Thursday 13th June 2024

Service Details:
Requiem Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady & St Hubert's RC Church, Great Harwood followed by Interment at Great Harwood Cemetery.

Sheila Walker

Of your Charity please pray for the Repose of the Soul of Sheila who passed away peacefully at her home on 2nd June 2024 aged 84 years and of Great Harwood. The devoted wife of the late John, loving and adored friend of Bernie. She was a God Mother to many and she adored her ‘little people’ Madison, Max, Teddy, Arthur, Alice, Harvey and Ivy. Sheila also leaves many dear friends who will all greatly miss her.

Shelia was the former wages clerk at Great Harwood Leather Works for around 40 years and following her retirement, Sheila took on the role as part time secretary for Doctor K.N Agarwal at Great Harwood, Sheila loved her work and she was super organised and had the office running like clockwork, earning the respect of her fellow colleagues. She was an avid life long Blackburn Rovers supporter and keen follower of Rishton Cricket Club and loved to keep up to date with her teams. Sheila was the most devout Roman Catholic and her faith was her guiding light throughout her life. She was an active member of St Hubert’s RC Church and each Wednesday sheila volunteered her time at The Saint’s & Ladies Charity Shop, Great Harwood. Sheila was the most loyal friend to all those who had the pleasure of knowing her and her home was a place where everyone was always welcome and she loved to chat away to her many friends. She loved animals and she gave a loving home to many much adored pet cats and dogs over the years. Holidays were always a special time for Sheila and she enjoyed many wonderful trips often accompanied by good friends Connie and Arnold, especially with visits to Route 66 and Central Park and she once enjoyed a trip to Australia to visit Judith and Steve.

Donations are being gratefully received in Sheila’s memory on behalf of The Salvation Army. To make a donation please click the ‘Make A Donation’ button at the bottom of this page or send to the funeral directors.

Please feel free to leave a message for Sheila’s online memorial book by completing the form below.

    Dzieni Billy McKenna

    Shelia was a lovely lady who sat at the back of us watching Blackburn Rovers. I use to enjoy a cup of johns coffee at half time. R.I.P shelia.😘🌹


    Sheila was such a lovely lady who had the privilege of knowing through her lovely friend Bernie. You are reunited with your loving husband John. RiP Sheila you will be sadly missed xx

    Bernie Owen

    Well you were definitely the Queen of our family. May you rest in perfect peace in the arms of the lord and the people you’ve missed so much that went before you. It’s absolutely pointless trying to find any words to express how we are feeling. You thought of others before yourself, you wanted nothing in life only for your loved ones to be happy, safe and content.  I can’t imagine what it’s going to be like without you , I’ve already wanted to tell you endless things . Sheila we all loved you so much , we were blessed to have had you in our life for so long. No one will ever measure up to you. Rest in peace lovely lady. Good night God bless. XXX

    Gary Fisher

    Thank you Sheila for all the great memories, taking me to watch football all over the country on trains, planes in your camper van , loved everywhere we went, will miss you dearly,  rip xx

    Sacha xx

    Loyalty love and trust makes you family Thank you for allowing us to be your family and loving us as your own. We love and miss you beyond words. We are all still in shock and so sad that you are no longer here with us. We will forever carry your memory in our hearts.

    Connie and Arnold

    We have been friends for over 60 years and shared many wonderful times together from seeing the Beatles to standing at the top of the Empire State Building. Whilst we hold these many memories you will always be with us.

    Tom Fisher

    Shelia and John was a good friend to  the family they took my two young sons to their first rovers game over fifty five years ago and they have lots of memories of their time with them. But Shelia was a great friend to my late wife

    Peter and Gill Caunce, and sons James, Thomas and David.

    Farewell to a dear friend, who we will never forget.  Sheila, thank you for your incredible hospitality over the years, your kindness and your love.  We managed to stay connected all these years, despite the distance of many miles.  Thank you, Sheila, for always being willing to share your thoughts on Rovers, and taking us to Rovers games at Ewood Park when we visited.  Your beautiful, giving soul lives on in our hearts as you go to your final rest.  With much love and gratitude, Sheila!

    Mark & Janet Fisher

    What a wonderful lady Sheila was. I would like to say thank you to her for being a great friend to my mum. This friendship lead to Sheila & John taking my brother and I to watch football. Very soon we were travelling the country at weekends watching Blackburn Rovers. Great times ! Later in my married life Janet and I asked Sheila to be Godmother to our daughter Zoe.yes – Sheila was a true friend for life