Unexpectedly on Saturday, December 22nd Sharon (Ostrove) Kaye passed away at the St. Boniface Hospital.
Predeceased by her parents Sam and Ruth Ostrove, survived by her loving sons Lyle and Ira and daughter-in-law Ashley, sisters Clarine Ostrove and Faye Ostrove Paul. Sharon leaves a close beloved extended family and cherished friends.
Sharon was one of those people who you like when you meet and you love when you get to know, as lovingly expressed by Ashley’s family. She was a giver who would do anything for you – from her colleagues at school to her friends, family, and of course her boys, Ashley, and their friends.
Always willing to pick the boys up in the middle of the night. Sharon was that mom. The mom Ira’s friends would hang out with long after Ira had gone to bed. Who researched and found everything there was to know to help Lyle manage his diabetes. That mom who went to every game Ira played. Who was so proud of Lyle’s academic achievements, she could hardly wait to watch him cross the stage to receive his Master’s degree. And whose heart fluttered every time she saw Ira’s signs around town. The mom who had a mutual love affair with Ashley, embracing her like a daughter. And the friend who was always there for us – who pulled us through our own chaos and helped us laugh and process our worlds. That was Sharon. She cared deeply about connection and tradition, the holder of the stories, the recipes, the yahrzeits. The keeper of family.
Strong. Resilient. Sharon had spunk. She told it like it was. Directly, with humour and occasionally, colourful language. Warm, funny, caring is how we all remember her. We have lost an amazing mother, great friend and confidante.
Should you wish, donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or a charity of your choice would be warmly appreciated.