The Rev. Sheilagh Ashworth – Our Pastor, Priest and Friend

 

It is with a heavy heart that the Anglican Parish of Lloydtown announces the passing of our beloved Reverend Sheilagh Ashworth on June 28, 2020. Rev. Sheilagh presided over St. Mary Magdalene in Schomberg, St. Alban’s in Nobleton and Christ Church in Kettleby, since 2008.

Please pray for Sheilagh’s daughters, Madeleine and Sarah, her siblings Bernie, Chris, Pat, Peter, Brian, and Genny, and for all her family. Condolences can be left on Sheilagh’s blog: HowsSheilagh.com.

Rev. Sheilagh is described as a kindred spirit by members of her parish. She gently and compassionately accepted everyone and let them know that they were beloved of God. Rev. Sheilagh exuded positivity and wonderment and had a great sense of humour. She was known for her high fives and cherished children and youth, through her children’s talks during service, summer day camp and various youth retreats. Rev. Sheilagh fostered a spiritual community and took the initiative to lead by example and encouraged others to join. Her homilies removed barriers and were delivered in an authentic manner that resonated so well with members of her parish. She made the world feel a bit brighter and more hopeful and her smile lit up the room.

Sheilagh was ordained Deacon in 1998 and Priest in 1999 in the Anglican Church of Canada.  She served as an Assistant Curate at St. Philip on-the-Hill, Unionville, then as an Associate Priest at St. Mary, Richmond Hill, and at Trinity Church, Aurora, and since 2008 has been the Incumbent of the Anglican Parish of Lloydtown: St. Mary Magdalene, Schomberg and Christ Church, Kettleby, and the Anglican Community of the former St. Alban’s, Nobleton. 

At her request, anyone interested in making a donation are welcome to do so to any of the following: St. Mary Magdalene in Schomberg or Christ Church in Kettleby (email: aplloydtown@gmail.com for assistance); the Toronto Urban Native Ministries; Matthews House Hospice in Alliston; or a charity of your choice. In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to send a small arrangement to a loved one and instead of offers of food, encourages any donations to the King Township Food Bank or your local food bank.

Rev. Sheilagh will be deeply missed. We were blessed to have known her and to have loved her. May Sheilagh rest in peace and rise in glory!

The Rev. Sheilagh Ashworth – Our Pastor, Priest and Friend

It is with a heavy heart that the Anglican Parish of Lloydtown announces the passing of our beloved Reverend Sheilagh Ashworth on June 28, 2020. Rev. Sheilagh presided over St. Mary Magdalene in Schomberg, St. Alban’s in Nobleton and Christ Church in Kettleby, since 2008.

Please pray for Sheilagh’s daughters, Madeleine and Sarah, her siblings Bernie, Chris, Pat, Peter, Brian, and Genny, and for all her family. Condolences can be left on Sheilagh’s blog: HowsSheilagh.com.

Rev. Sheilagh is described as a kindred spirit by members of her parish. She gently and compassionately accepted everyone and let them know that they were beloved of God. Rev. Sheilagh exuded positivity and wonderment and had a great sense of humour. She was known for her high fives and cherished children and youth, through her children’s talks during service, summer day camp and various youth retreats. Rev. Sheilagh fostered a spiritual community and took the initiative to lead by example and encouraged others to join. Her homilies removed barriers and were delivered in an authentic manner that resonated so well with members of her parish. She made the world feel a bit brighter and more hopeful and her smile lit up the room.

Sheilagh was ordained Deacon in 1998 and Priest in 1999 in the Anglican Church of Canada.  She served as an Assistant Curate at St. Philip on-the-Hill, Unionville, then as an Associate Priest at St. Mary, Richmond Hill, and at Trinity Church, Aurora, and since 2008 has been the Incumbent of the Anglican Parish of Lloydtown: St. Mary Magdalene, Schomberg and Christ Church, Kettleby, and the Anglican Community of the former St. Alban’s, Nobleton. 

At her request, anyone interested in making a donation are welcome to do so to any of the following: St. Mary Magdalene in Schomberg or Christ Church in Kettleby (email: aplloydtown@gmail.com for assistance); the Toronto Urban Native Ministries; Matthews House Hospice in Alliston; or a charity of your choice. In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to send a small arrangement to a loved one and instead of offers of food, encourages any donations to the King Township Food Bank or your local food bank.

Rev. Sheilagh will be deeply missed. We were blessed to have known her and to have loved her. May Sheilagh rest in peace and rise in glory!

On Sunday, August 9th, our Interim Priest-in-Charge Bishop George and the Anglican Parish of Lloydtown hosted a virtual memorial service for our beloved Rev. Sheilagh Ashworth. We are very grateful for all who contributed to the online service and thankful to everyone who attended. There is strength in numbers and your energy, prayers, faith, hope and love were felt as we celebrated Sheilagh’s life together.

Below are links to various components and contributions to this memorial service: