Eric John Sheens1

M, #493, b. 16 November 1917, d. 25 May 2011
FatherStanley Glenore Sheens1 b. 3 Aug 1892, d. 11 Aug 1935
MotherMary Maria Wedesweiler1 b. 1 Apr 1894, d. 3 May 1963
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Timothy George Sheens
Last Edited25 Mar 2015
Birth*16 November 1917 Nurse Howlett's Private Hospital, Macquarie Street, Parramatta, NSW;
Name: Eric John Sheens
Sex of Child: Male
Date of Birth: 16th November 1917
Place of Birth: Nurse Howletts Private Hospital, Macquarie Street, Parramatta

Father: Stanley Glenore Sheens
Occupation: Railway Porter
Birthplace: Windsor N.S.Wales
Age: 25

Date of Marriage: 20th January 1917
Place of Marriage: Rooty Hill, N.S.Wales

Mother: Mary Wedesweiler
Birthplace: Rooty Hill, N.S.Wales
Age: 23

Informant: Mary Sheens, mother, St Heliers, Parramatta; Witness: Susan Howlett
Witnesses: Dr Kearney, Nurse Howlett2 
Article*21 November 1917 "The Sydney Morning Herald", Sydney, NSW;
SHEENS (nee Mary Weaesweiler [sic]).-November 16, at Nurse Howlett's private hospital, Macquarie street, Parramatta, to Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Sheens, Rooty Hill-a son (Eric John).3 
Photo*circa 1928 NSW;
Stanley & Mary Sheens with children Eric, Ross, Glen & Gordon
Photo courtesy Maria Quigley
Death of Father11 August 1935 St Joseph's Hospital, Auburn, NSW;
SHEENS.-August 11, 1935, at St Joseph's Hospital, Auburn, Stanley Glenore, beloved husband of Mary Sheens loving father of Eric, Glenore, Ronald, and Gordon, aged 43 years (late of Rooty Hill).;Principal=Stanley Glenore Sheens5 
Marriage*1947 Sydney, NSW;Principal=Winifred Iris West6 
Death of Mother3 May 1963 NSW;
SHEENS, Mary. - May 3, 1963, at her residence, 3 Railway Parade, Rooty Hill, widow of Stanley Glenore Sheens, and dearly loved mother of Eric, Glen, Ron and Gordon, aged 69 years. Requiescat in pace. Privately interred, Catholic Cemetery, Rookwood, May 6, 1963.;Principal=Mary Maria Sheens7,8 
Death*25 May 2011 Raffles Aged Care, Peregrine Drive, Tweed Heads South, NSW;
SHEENS Eric John Passed away on 25th May 2011 at Raffles Aged Care. Late of Tweed Heads. Aged 93 years. Dearly loved Husband of Winifred9 


Winifred Iris West


  1. [S36] Maria Quigley Sheens - Our Family Tree.
  2. [S111] NSW Birth Certificate, Eric John Sheens 1917.
  3. [S154] Australian Newspapers,, The Sydney Morning Herald, Wednesday 21 November 1917.
  4. [S389] Maria Quigley photographs.
  5. [S154] Australian Newspapers,, The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 12 August 1935.
  6. [S12] NSW Marriage Index, 15623/1947 Eric John Sheens & Winifred Iris West.
  7. [S11] NSW Death Index, 16556/1963 Mary Maria Sheens.
  8. [S192] The Sydney Morning Herald, Death Notice Mary Sheens, 7 May 1963.
  9. [S359] The Tweed Daily News, May 28, 2011.