It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Sharon on December 24, 2017.
Sharon was born on October 26, 1944 in Edmonton, Alberta.
She is survived by her husband Morley and their children, Debby (husband Kevin and their children Ryan and Jared) and Rory (wife Tara and their child Hayden). She is also survived by her sister Eileen and her children and grandchildren.
Sharon had one goal in her married life of 52 years, and that was to live her life according to the two words that were on a necklace she proudly wore around her neck, "Yiddasha Momma".
Those two words were the badge of honour that would govern her life. Her duty, as she saw it, was to ensure that she gave her husband and children every ounce of devotion that she was capable of and more. When times were tough she only got stronger by pitching in and doing what had to be done. She worked by my side in good times and bad and never complained.
When special events occurred such as birthdays, Valentine's Day, anniversaries and Chanuka she would always make sure that cards were sent or given. Not satisfied with what was printed inside the card, she would always add her heartfelt feelings in what could only be described as short essay.
She loved to travel to see her grandchildren and to vacation in Palm Springs.
She was very close with her sister and her children and grandchildren, and enjoyed talking and visiting with them.
Her passing left a deep void in the hearts of all the people she touched and that was evident in the support we received and continue to receive.
A special thanks goes out to Dr. Jeremy Lipshitz from Health Sciences Centre, Dr. Christina Kim at Victoria Hospital and Dr. Candace Bradshaw and to the staff at the Oncology Department at Seven Oaks and Victoria Hospital.
The Palliative Care nurses from home care and the Palliative Care doctors and nurses from Riverview were the angels that guided us on a difficult journey and provided comfort and care for Sharon and our family. God bless them all.
Her funeral was held on December 27 at Etz Chayim Synagogue with interment at Rosh Pina Memorial Park. A very special thanks goes out to Cantor Tracy Kasner who will always be my Rabbi.