Tributes paid to an ‘amazing, lovely’ grandmother

Sheila McNicholas' body was found on Phoenix Trail near Thame
Sheila McNicholas' body was found on Phoenix Trail near Thame

Tributes have been paid to ‘a really lovely lady’ who was sadly found dead on the Phoenix Trail in Thame last week.

Grandmother Sheila McNicholas, 73, of Windmill Road, was discovered close to a bridge by a member of the public at around 6.45am last Wednesday.

Widow Mrs McNicholas owned a number of properties in Thame, including that which houses Zen Hair Designs in Upper High Street.

Karl Nitsche has owned the shop for 14 years and known Mrs McNicholas for that time.

“She was fantastic,” he said.

“A really amazing, brilliant, lovely lady, who was always bubbly.

“She supported and helped us an awful lot and she was incredibly dedicated to her family.”

A neighbour of Mrs McNicholas also wished to pay tribute to her, although she wanted to remain anonymous.

“Sheila lived just down the road from me. I knew her for around 40 years,” she said.

“She was a very elegant, lovely lady who will be very sadly missed by a lot of people.She always had a smile and said ‘hello’.”

Zen Hair Designs will be holding a charity day in aid of Cancer Research in memory of Mrs McNicholas on September 13 which will include a raffle to win prizes.