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 Clara Irene <I>Sheets</I> Donnelly

Clara Irene Sheets Donnelly

Osnabruck, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties, Ontario, Canada
Death 29 Apr 2002 (aged 88)
Brockville, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario, Canada
Burial Long Sault, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 93099405 · View Source
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Clara received her wings on Monday, April 29, 2002 where she left her Earthly home. At Brockville General Hospital where daughter Joan held her hand. 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 Ellen(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. Clara enjoyed the simple things in life such as family gatherings, dancing and singing, visits from her siblings and sitting on the porch on a warm summer evening with her best friends, Lollie McGregor, Doreen Scarbo, Victoria Hartle and Helen Rutley.
She will be missed by her children, Cyril William (Sylvia) & Ruth Ann Saunders (Herb )of Mallorytown, Ontario, Merle Edwin (Margaret) & Brenda Kelly (Dwayne),Joan May (Don)of Brockville, ON., Margaret of Winnipeg, Man., and Barbara
Irene Clemenhagen (Richard) of Portland, Ontario.

Survived by 20 wonderful 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 charming Great-Grandchildren: Trisha, Melissa, Merle, Samantha, Morgan, Rachal, Sabrina, Christina, Devon, Paul, Gregory, Steven, Kevin, Ryan, Chelsea, Marc, Jennifer Kylie , Megan, Celene, Eric, Beckey, Alex, Brandon , Hanna, 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

Also saddened by Clara's departure are former son-in-law's Morris Henophy of Morrisburg On., Leo Hanes of Holland, Wayne Kelly of Brockville ON, and Grand-daughter-in-law Lois

Predeceased by her one true love, Edwin, her remarkable father-in-law Joseph "Josey", tender Mother-in-law Margaret, cherished Parents Esther Ellen (Heath) & George Easton Sheets, Dear Daughter Beatrice Nellie (Piche) Ellis (William Donald), twin Sister Carrie Kelly (Bill) of Morrisburg, Sisters, Lizzie (Charles)Lonkey from Norwood, NY, Lottie (Sawyer) Burdick (Frank) of Syracuse NY, Ethel Binion of Syracuse NY, Nellie Knapp of NY ,travelling brother Harry Sheets (Killed by impaired driver), sisters-in-law Beatrice (Tom) Donahue, Lillian (Luke) Weagant, Harriet (Allan) Donnelly, brothers-in-law Allan and Zene Donnelly, Luke Weagant, Danny Solomon, Frank Burdick, Mr. Sawyer, Thomas Donahue, Bill McConnell, Bill Kelly, Charles Lonkey and Robert Henderson,deeply loved Grandson Shawn Jamie MacMaster of Eagle Lake, AB. (Oct. 24-Apr. 24, 1999),Grand-daughter Bobby Jo MacMaster of Calgary AB. 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.





  • Maintained by: Joan Donnelly Ellis
  • Originally Created by: scottsheat
  • Added: 5 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93099405
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Clara Irene Sheets Donnelly (2 May 1913–29 Apr 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93099405, citing Saint Lawrence Valley Cemetery, Long Sault, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Joan Donnelly Ellis (contributor 48058555) .