Sheila E. Thompson, 89, of Halfway River passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Wharton, she was a daughter of the late J. Clifford and Leona (Crossman) Bowden. Sheila married Harry E. Thompson in 1948 and moved to their farm in Halfway River where she remained until her passing. Sheila was a talented seamstress, sewing clothes for her family and was well known throughout the community for her talents in the making of many “one of a kind” formal attire. Through this contribution to her community, Sheila made many life-long friends. Sheila would often tell the story that as a young girl she would knit mittens and socks in school to be sent overseas to soldiers during the Second World War. She is survived by her sons, Eric, Brookfield; Weymond (Lez), Brookfield; Aaron (Louise), Bridgewater; daughter-in-law, Anne Thompson, Halifax; 13 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Dara Bowden, Truro; sister-in-law, Betty Thompson, Amherst; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry in 1994; a son, Dean; a sister, Dayle Amon; sister-in-law, Ruth Bowden. Her family would like to thank the VON and “the girls” who made it possible for Mom to remain in her home during her last years – after each visit, Sheila would say “love you girls.” Special thanks to the nurses of E2 of Colchester East Hants Health Centre for their care and compassion during her final days, and her physicians for their guiding care. A time of visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. A graveside committal service will take place in the West Brook Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the West Brook Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com .