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SHARON CHAIKOSKI (REPETA)
Born: Jul 29, 1954
Date of Passing: Feb 01, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
July 29, 1954 - February 1, 2021
Born in Winnipeg, MB on July 29, 1954 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry and Jean Repeta (nee Nawolsky), she grew up in St. Vital and she attended St. George School, and Dakota Collegiate. Sharon had worked at the Winnipeg Airport for many years, and would later work at Dakota Collegiate in the accounting and permits department until her retirement in 2012.
Sharon is sadly missed by her husband of 45 years, Doug Chaikoski. They met in 1976 at the Bison Dragway. She was a beloved mother of two children, Michael and Allison (Ali). She is survived by her brothers, David and Danny Repeta, and her cousins, Bob and Ken Nawolsky. Sharon is also survived by her in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Mike and Minnie Chaikoski.
Sharon was a dedicated and devoted crafter. She enjoyed sewing, painting, and making various craft items (always while listening to her classic-rock music) while Doug would do the woodworking in their garage. Sharon would attend craft sales every weekend in the spring and fall with her husband and mother, selling their handmade items. Sharon made many friends at craft sales, and would always give away her hoodie hats, or kitchen tea towels to friends and family.
Sharon and her husband Doug loved to travel every winter to visit their children on tropical islands where they lived. She had been to the Cayman Islands and the Virgin Islands many times. Sharon had snorkeled with stingrays, sailed on sailboats, had private island tours, and lived a wonderful, adventurous, and fulfilling life. She enjoyed tasting her son's cooking, and watching the sunsets at happy hour. She made friends wherever she went, and she touched many lives with her happy attitude and friendly personality. She also had travelled to Beijing, China last summer, and even hiked the Great Wall! Something she never thought she could do, but she did it! Sharon loved travelling and camping in her 5th wheel camper with her family, and would always bring their dog, Rufus. If she was ever feeling down, she said Rufus could always put a smile on her face and make her laugh. Sharon was loved tremendously by her family and will be deeply missed.
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Glen Lawn Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 13, 2021
Condolences & Memories (11 entries)
We just learned of Sharon's sudden passing and were so shocked! Living so far apart on Forbes, we often don't hear about what is happening in each family and we apologize for not sending our sympathies sooner. Sharon was a very friendly outgoing person and Phil and I as well as our kids enjoyed the times we spent interacting with her. We will miss her friendly smile and bubbly personality. Deepest sympathy to Doug, Michael and Ali. May she rest in peace. Sincerely, Phil, Josie, Justin and Jessica - Posted by: Josie Landry (neighbour) on: Jun 21, 2021
My deepest condolences to Doug and his family on the untimely passing of a wonderful caring person. I first met Sharon at a craft sale over 15 years ago where she and Doug were set up at a table beside me. We became great friends right away. We may not have seen each other often but there was always great conversation to be had and always a hug or two between us. "Good-byes hurt the most, when the story was not finished yet.... Rest in peace my friend" - Posted by: Eileen Le Gras (Crafting and coffee buddy) on: Apr 10, 2021
A great person to work with and know. Memories are our greatest gift of all. - Posted by: Diane Laporte (FRIEND) on: Feb 20, 2021
I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Sharon's family. Sharon and I were friends a long time ago. Actually, I was at Bison Dragway when she met Doug. We lost touch pretty well after that day, as she spent most of her time with Doug. It was very nice to see that she had a full life of children, travelling and doing things she enjoyed. We shared the same passion for rock music, driving down the highway in my new Firebird with the music LOUD. Lots of great memories. I am sure she will be missed. - Posted by: Carole Lemoine (friends from long time ago) on: Feb 18, 2021
Dear Doug, Ali and Michael, we are so sorry for your loss. Sharon was a woman with a big heart, she touched so many during her lifetime. She never held back! She loved you all unreservedly. She was generous with her time, her gifts, her caring thoughts for all around her. She must have appreciated the support of her husband, Doug, and both of her children. We loved her too. Sending a virtual hug to each of you, joy, Keith and David - Posted by: Joy and Keith Harrison (Family) on: Feb 15, 2021
We are shocked to hear the passing of Sharon . She worked with the school board where Bert was also working . We always has good conversation with her . A joyful person . Deepest sympathy to you Doug and family . - Posted by: Bert &Helen Bonneteau (Friend ) on: Feb 14, 2021
Dear Doug and family, "What the heart has once owned....it shall never lose". May you find comfort in the many loving memories you'll carry in your heart forever. With deepest sympathy. - Posted by: Dianne McShane (Retired co-worker at LRSD) on: Feb 13, 2021
Doug, Michael, Ali and All of Sharon's Family, sending Prayers and warm thoughts to You All. We went to the same church, our daughters took Ukrainian dancing together, we worked in the kitchen making lunches for the groups, we had laughs and good times in our younger years. Sharon and Mrs Repeta were both of the same mold, both wonderful souls and will be missed. "You can shed tears that she is gone, You can smile because she has lived" may all the wonderful love and memories you shared with her, help you thru this trying time. Take care. - Posted by: Judi Fournier (Chorney) (Fellow Good Catholic Girl ;) from Sts Peter and Paul) on: Feb 13, 2021
Doug. Please know we are thinking of you at this terrible time. - Posted by: Darla and Tony Caligiuri (Co worker) on: Feb 13, 2021
I offer my condolences to the family ,,,, may she R.I.P. - Posted by: Garry Horbul (cousin) on: Feb 13, 2021
My deepest condolences to Doug with kids and family. I will miss her very much. RIP - Posted by: Margaret Rutowicz (Work friend) on: Feb 13, 2021
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