We are very sad to say goodbye to Sheila Doherty, a beautiful lady who sadly lost her battle with cancer and left this world peacefully on Tuesday, 19 August. Sheila joined Spangles Ladies’ Harmony Chorus in July 2013 when she and husband, Martin, retired to Murcia in Spain. From the moment she walked through our rehearsal door, Sheila fitted right in. She was an asset to the bass section and, since her passing, we have received many messages praising her for the support and encouragement of new chorus members. Sheila was also a great help to the Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers (SABS) and she will be missed by everyone.
Sheila quickly passed her chorus audition and was able to join us on the SABS contest stage. It’s hard to believe that that was only in April this year, before going on to Nottingham to MC the Sweet Adelines Region 31 contest in May and stepping down as their Team Co-ordinator. Although with us for just a year, we have fond memories of a selfless, giving person who left footprints on many hearts. A light has gone out in the barbershop world and Sheila will be missed by many. Rest in peace, sweet lady.