Book of Remembrance of

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Sheila Gardner

For everyone who knew Sheila we knew what a kind and fun character she was. Her favourite part of her role at the CAA was looking after the medical reception desk and she was the ‘unoffical GateKeeper’ where she kept a sharp eye and a tight rein on everyone who came in and out of Medical (if you hadn’t sanitised you weren’t allowed entry). She had a scarf for every outfit and always made sure she looked smart to greet everyone and enjoyed talking to both her colleagues and external visitors making those with medical appointments feel at ease. She loved a good cup of coffee and always seemed to have one in her hand. Her commitment to her work and team was always above and beyond any set expectation, and she will be greatly missed.

Book Owner: Her colleagues at the CAA
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Julie Carey (Barrell)

When I was at the CAA the first time around, Sheila and I were usually the last out the office, and we had many after hours chats, putting both the World and the CAA Med dept to rights. Sheila liked things done ‘properly’ and woe betide anyone who didn’t do so…..she took great pride …

SACHA FERBRACHE

Sheila was such a helpful, caring and funny person who made an impact on mine and many others lives. I really appreciate the times I got to share with her. It was so good arriving in reception each morning to her greeting and see what beautiful colour clothing she had chosen to wear that …

Ewan Hutchison

Sheila will be missed as a colleague and a friend, for the welcomes she gave as people came into the department and for her willingness to help those nervous pilots and ATCOs attending the clinics. I will remember Sheila fondly for her diplomatic, yet no nonsense, tell it as it is approach and the …

Evie Box

Sheila, you were one of the most strongest, funniest persons I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. From the moment I started at the CAA, you made me feel so welcomed, and were always so happy to help not just me but everyone in the Medical Department. You were a true, wise friend …

Linda de Jesus

Sheila was introduced to me as the queen of our medical reception and I knew then that this was a very special lady as she felt equally as passionate about the pilots as I did. Unfortunately I did not have much time to get to know her due to her illness, but I could …

Martine

Sheila was a real character, I loved our little chats and will miss those times dearly. Sheila was so passionate about her job and so caring to her colleagues, this really rubbed off on those who worked with her, she will be greatly missed by all. May you now rest in peace xx …

Jane & Sue

When I think of Shelia I think of bright colours.  Shelia loved to wear colours she very rarely wore black and always had Shelia always co-ordinated a scarf to match her outfits at work.  Shelia will be missed very much by her colleagues and friends in the  SSC Aeromedical. Shelia was a matriach within …

Dina

Sheila was a warm, friendly and a kind lady who I had the pleasure of working with when I first started in the CAA’s Medical department. She always had wise words and stories to share, made me laugh and had a different scarf for every day of the week. Thank you for the memories …

Sarah Tattersall

It is with a heavy heart that i write these words. Whilst i had only known Sheila for a few years i very quickly realised what a positive impact she had not only within the SSC team but also with all the Medical team and patients too. She was such a colourful character even …

Alex Rattray

Dear Sheila I feel very fortunate to have met you. Even though you had so much to deal with and so many worries of your own, you always were there to help others. You were an inspiring example of selflessness and admirable inner strenghth. God Bless You and Rest in Peace       …