Peacefully on Monday, May 7, 2012, at Afton Park Place, Ila Joan Shea-Muxlow (nee Blaikie) passed away at the age of 76. Beloved wife of the late Harold Shea (1977) and the late Allan Muxlow (2010). Loving mother of Robert (Anne) Shea, Carol (Doug) Scarrow, William Shea, Patricia (the late Arthur) Arboine, George (Barb) Shea and Daniel (Alexis) Shea. Cherished grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  Dear sister of Mary (the late Ernie) Wilkins.  Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Harry and Nellie Blaikie, daughter Nancy (1960), and sister and brothers Wilma, Donald, John, William and Robert. Ila was a longtime member of the Corunna Presbyterian Church and a member of the Uttoxeter Women’s Institute.  She enjoyed her time volunteering with the Canadian Red Cross. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, May 10, 2012, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 11, 2012, at Smith Funeral Home.  Interment to follow in Wyoming Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at

For more information about this obituary visit

Filed Under: Sarnia