Sheila McKee Park

Sheila E. McKee (nee Henderson) was an active member of the March Rural Community Association, most recently as a President. She was a Councillor in the former City of Kanata, and joined the MRCA Executive after the amalgamation of Kanata into the City of Ottawa.

Sheila was an active participant in the local community for many years, volunteering with groups such as the Kanata Golf Club, the Womens Institute and was President of the Board of Directors of Community Child Care of Ottawa.

Sheila died on September 25, 2010 age 68 years. In recognition of her generous community spirit, the City of Ottawa named the former Riverfront Park in Sheila’s honour.

The Sheila McKee Park is at 1730 Sixth Line Road, north of Riddell Drive, next to the YMCA camp.  There are walking and cross-country skiing trails, and pedestrian access to the Ottawa River.

Colleen McKee unveils the plaque honouring her mother, watched by her father Gerry and brother David, as well as City of Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and West-Carleton March Councillor Eli-El Chantiry.

The plaque honouring Sheila McKee at the park named after her, on Sixth Line Road, Kanata

From left: Eli El-Chantiry, Councillor for West Carleton-March; Marianne Wilkinson, Councillor for Kanata North; Colleen McKee, Sheila’s daughter; Gerry McKee, Sheila’s husband; Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa; David McKee, Sheila’s son.