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Clara Irene Sheets Donnelly
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Birth: May 2, 1913
Ontario, Canada
Death: Apr. 29, 2002
Ontario, Canada

On Monday, April 29, 2002 at Brockville General Hospital. Daughters Joan & Ruth were present. Clara Irene (Sheets) Donnelly, beloved wife of the late Joseph Edwin (Ed) Lyle Donnelly (1909-1967) left to be reunited with her Savior, Jesus. Clara was born an identical twin to Carrie (Sheets) Kelly, born in Farran's Point, Ontario to Esther (Heath) & Easton Sheets. Clara will be remembered by those closest to her as a gentle, tender soul with a generous heart that had a deep love for music and greatly cherished her family.
Survived by her children, Cyril William (Sylvia) & Ruth Ann Saunders (Herb )of Mallorytown, Ontario, Merle Edwin (Margaret) & Brenda Kelly (Dwayne) of Brockville, Ontario, Margaret Esther of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Joan May Ellis (Don) of Brockville & Barbara Irene Clemenhagen (Richard) of Portland, Ontario. Survived by 20 Grandchildren: Brian, Cathy, Gregory, Mitchel, Darrell, Randy, Deborah, Ronald & Robert (twins), Jerry, Dale, Steven, Richard, Joan Patricia, James, Tammy, Christopher, Tracy, Rhonda and Lane.
32 Great-Grandchildren: Sabrina, Christina, Devon, Paul, Gregory, Steven, Kevin, Ryan, Chelsea, Marc, Jennifer Kylie , Megan, Celene, Eric, Beckey, Alex, Brandon , Hanna, Trisha, Melissa, Merle, Samantha, Morgan, Rachal, James, Tanton, Sara, Jessica, William, Samuel Quinn, and Tamara Kathleen.
19 Great-Great-Grandchildren: Josh, Ashley, Taylor, Talia, Nick, Marissa, Darcy, Brittany, Daniel, Sydney, Anthony, Jade, Nathan, Davis, Emma, Andrea Amanda, Tristan Ryder, Molly and Alissa.
2 Great-Great-Great Grandchildren: Zoe & Ethan Matthew.
Predeceased by loving Parents Esther (Heath) & Easton Sheets, Dear Daughter Beatrice Nellie (Piche) Ellis (William Donald), twin Sister Carrie Kelly (Bill) of Morrisburg, Sisters, Lizzie from Gouverneur, NY, Lottie (Sawyer) Burdick (Frank) of NY, Sister Ethel Binion of NY, Nellie of NY ,cherished Brother Harry, deeply loved Grandson Shawn Jamie MacMaster of Eagle Lake, Alberta (Oct. 24-Apr. 24, 1999), and son-in-laws Carmel Piche of Brockville, Ontario and Stanley Renwick of Brinston, Ontario. Family and friends may pay their respects at Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel at 4 James St. East, Brockville, Ontario on Wednesday, May 1 from 2-4 & 7-9. In celebration of Clara's life, a ceremony will be held in the Chapel on her birthday, May 2nd at 1 o'clock with Rev. David Jones leading the worship service. Words of fond remembrance will be offered by Clara's Daughter Joan & Grandson, Lane . Pallbearers: Grandsons, Steven & Richard Renwick, Christopher Hanes, Gregory and Dale Donnelly and Lane Kelly. Interment to follow at St. Lawrence Valley Union Cemetery East of Ingleside, Ontario. Grandson-in-law, guitarist & soloist, Tim Ryan will perform Amazing Grace, one of Clara's favorite hymns. 
 
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 Parents:
  George Easton Sheets (1872 - 1946)
  Esther Ellen Heath Sheets (1881 - 1956)
 
 Spouse:
  Edwin Lyle Donnelly (1909 - 1967)*
 
 Children:
  Cyril William Donnelly (1934 - 2012)*
  Margaret Esther Donnelly (1935 - 2013)*
  Beatrice Nellie Donnelly Piche Ellis (1944 - 2001)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Nelson Sheets (1897 - 1900)*
  Ethel M. Sheets Binion (1900 - 1980)*
  Harry William Sheets (1905 - ____)*
  Clara Irene Sheets Donnelly (1913 - 2002)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Lawrence Valley Cemetery
Long Sault
Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties
Ontario, Canada
 
Maintained by: Joan Donnelly
Originally Created by: scottsheat
Record added: Jul 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93099405
Clara Irene <i>Sheets</i> Donnelly
Added by: Joan Donnelly
 
Clara Irene <i>Sheets</i> Donnelly
Added by: Joan Donnelly
 
Clara Irene <i>Sheets</i> Donnelly
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Sorry I am late for your Birthday. I was away for 8 days. Love you Mom. Hope you enjoyed a divine celebration with family.
- Joan Donnelly
 Added: May. 8, 2014
Happy Valentine's Day Mom from Merle, Ruthie, Joni, Barbara and Brenda.
- your children
 Added: Feb. 14, 2014
He left the splendor of Heaven Knowing His destiny Was the lonely hill of Golgotha There to lay down His life for meAnd if that isn't love Then the ocean is dry There's no stars in the sky And the little sparrows can't flyYeah, if that isn't love Then Hea...(Read more)
- Joan Donnelly
 Added: Jan. 11, 2014
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