Sheila Nicholas nee Mackay : No.1 Cabin Crew
Sadly Sheila passed away on Sunday 9th January 2022. My sincere condolences to her husband John (BUA Engineer), family, friends and former colleagues.

Sheila Mackay joined Caledonian Airways in 1967 after having been a librarian in Glasgow. She rose through the ranks of bar-girl to become a Number One. John recalls that Sheila looked back on her years with Caledonian with great pride and affection.

To the right, Sheila in her Caledonian uniform
Sheila Remembered

From John Nicholas
Sheila Mackay joined Caledonian Airways in 1967 after having been a librarian in Glasgow. She rose through the ranks of bar-girl to become a Number One. She operated on a positioning B707 flight to Jeddah on New Years Eve 1971 where I was in the cabin as an ex-BUA engineer, on my first Hadj.

We met a few days later at a crew party and were married in September 1972. Almost fifty years of marriage resulted in two lovely boys who she was immensely proud of. Sheila looked back on her years with Caledonian with great pride and affection. She loved travel and had lots of funny and interesting stories especially about broken down Brits in far flung places. We will miss her enormously.
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From Riaz Butt: RIP

Susie Douglas-Smith:
My sympathy to her family and friends

From Jenny Thomas:
This is so sad. I remember Sheila so well. Happy memories, Rest in Peace

From Brian Wassell:
Sorry to hear the sad news. R.I.P. Sheila

From Sally Simmonds:
Very sorry to hear this news. RIP, Sheila.

From Roger Warren:
RIP Sheila

From Mel Sanders
So sorry for your loss John, I remember when you and Sheila first met, we were on the Hadj in Jeddah 50 years ago this week it was at the Al-Attas hotel swimming pool, I attended your wedding in Midhurst . RIP Sheila.

From Jim Will:
It is so sad we are losing our colleagues. R I P Sheila.

From Geoffrey Lewis:
Fly High Sheila. R.I.P

From Fee Flee: So very sorry to see this. Fly Free Sheila



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Condolences have also been extended by:

Dave Thaxter, Richard Church, Victor Attwood, Maria Alice Elmo, Mike Petrie, Janet Willis, John Lyons, Tricia Riley, Dudley Rice, Betty Wells, Rebecca Froggatt, Sandra Currie, Julie Nuttall, John Mason-White, Biddi Geoghegan, Brian Graham, Lesley Pickup, Vanessa Holland, Martine Schroeter, Liz Tiley, Paul Foster, Susie Douglas-Smith, Jacqui Byrne, Tina Harvey, Richard Heywood, Christine Jegu, Lindsay Smith, Alan Reeves, Caron Phillips, Julie Hourigan, Jennifer Grail, Sylvia Murphy,



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