Sheila Maureen Duncan (née Swinarton), BA’56
Sheila Maureen Duncan was born March 18, 1934, and passed away on April 29, 2013, after losing her battle with COPD. As her husband of more than 56 years, I can attest that the world and I, and son James – his daughters Rylie, Alexandra, Stephanie, Lindsay and Jennifer – and daughter Cyndi – and her daughter Michaela – have lost a wonderful person, wife, mother, and grandmother. Her beauty and charm made her the Sweetheart of Sigma Chi while at UBC. She continued on a career in art history that lasted over 40 years, becoming a docent at the Phoenix Art Museum and at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
She loved to travel and we visited, under her direction, most of the major art museums in the world. She was bright, inquisitive and most of all, charming. She leaves behind a legacy of good times, good friends and great memories for me and her children and their children, who all loved her dearly. We will miss her terribly.