Sheila Rouse

1950 - 2022

Of Neyaashiinigmiing, peacefully at the Brampton Civic Hospital on Saturday September 17, 2022. Sheila Joyce Rouse (nee Ashkewe) at the age of 72 years. Devoted wife of Ralph for 52 years. Dear mother of Jeffrey Rouse, of Wasaga Beach, Sheena Fayant, and Tisha Rouse (partner Peter DiNova), both of Brampton. Cherished grandmother of Ethan, Ava, Adam, Viviena, Quentin, Colwyn, and Lillian. Devoted sister of Farron Ashkewe, of Brampton, and Priscilla Ashkewe (husband Joseph Jones), of Neyaashiinigmiing; and sister-in-law of Kevin Ferguson, of Mallory Beach, Terry Martin (wife Gladys), of Barrie, Judith James, of Lion’s Head, and Lynn Ashkewe, of Brantford. Sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Gordon and Sophie; sisters, Viola Ashkewe and Wannetta Ferguson; brothers, Wilson Ashkewe, Gordon Ashkewe, and Harold Ashkewe; and brother-in-law, Keith Rouse. Family invite friends to visitation at the Maadookii Senior Centre on Thursday September 22, 2022 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A service to celebrate Sheila’s life will be conducted from the Cape Croker United Church, Neyaashiinigmiing on Friday morning at 11 o’clock. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Maadookii Senior Centre would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Condolences may be expressed online at

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