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Date of Passing: Mar 26, 2020Offer Condolences or Memory
Sharon will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her children, Joanna (Brian) and Evan (Amber), her grandchildren, Nolan, Tyler, Mackenzie and Leira, her sister Cheryl (Ron), niece, Michelle, and nephews, Devin and Alex.
She was predeceased by her husband, Patrick, and her mother and father, May and Nick Rey.
Born in Winnipeg, Sharon graduated from Sisler High School and went on to pursue a career in education. While in university, Sharon met and married Pat in 1972.
Sharon and Pat were overjoyed when they became parents to Joanna and Evan years after spending time travelling and teaching in various places together.
Family always came first with Sharon; she was very involved in Joanna's rhythmic gymnastics career, as a judge, and in Evan's competitive swimming, as an official.
Once her children were married and had children of their own, she was always eager to spend time with her grandkids by having them for sleepovers. They have fond memories of watching movies, going to the zoo and playing at the park together.
For anyone who knew Sharon, they would know that she had a passion for nature, she loved to cook, read, watch sports, and visit with her friends and family.
Special thanks to the nurses and staff of the Health Sciences Centre MICU for the week of care and comfort provided.
A celebration of Sharon's life will be held at a later date, please check for updates.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Diabetes Canada or Winnipeg Humane Society.
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Chapel Lawn Funeral Home
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 31, 2020
Condolences & Memories (9 entries)
We are so sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. I only had the opportunity to meet Sharon 7 years ago when we visited Winnipeg. I live in NJ and our grandfathers were brothers. Sharon was very gracious and invited us for lunch and spend the afternoon getting to know each other and sharing stories. Since then we corresponded and got to know each other a little better. She was so excited for her children and grandchildren. I hope that your memories will help bring you comfort and peace. - Posted by: Nancy Golda (2nd Cousin) on: Apr 11, 2020
Joanna. Your mother was a very quiet and gentle person. She always had a lovely smile and a kind word to encourage the gymnasts after the competition was over. She will be missed. Your memories of her are your treasures. - Posted by: Cathy Smith (friend) on: Apr 03, 2020
Sharon was always a kind and gentle presence when I saw her, and a long-time friend of our family. I could see her love and pride for her kids/grandkids. She seemed to have a soft spot for animals-I know she had several dogs and cats over the years, and lots of birds in her yard. I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m glad to hear she was able to have family with her at the end. - Posted by: Jenn Hailley (Family friend) on: Mar 31, 2020
Our condolences to Sharon's family. - Posted by: Bob and Donna (McCannell) Keating (Friend and colleague) on: Mar 31, 2020
I will always remember fondly getting driven to gymnastics in the back of Sharon’s brown station wagon with Jo. She would drive us almost every day until we got own licenses. (I’m talking 6yrs ish, if not more!) Sharon was caring and kind. I’ll always remember her with love in my heart. - Posted by: Jenny Skene (Friend) on: Mar 31, 2020
Sharon volunteered in my classrooms when I was a teacher in Assininiboine South School Division. She was a lovely person and so respectful and loving of my students. I am so saddened to hear of her passing at this young age. My condolences to all of her loved ones. - Posted by: Deborah Nielsen (Friend) on: Mar 31, 2020
I spent time with Sharon these past few years attending baseball games (Winnipeg Goldeyes). I always enjoyed her gentle sense of humour. She always spoke very highly and proudly of her children and grandchildren. I am so sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Barbara McNeill (Baseball Friend) on: Mar 31, 2020
Sorry for your loss. She will be missed. - Posted by: Wanda Ladyman (Friend) on: Mar 31, 2020
We are so very sorry to hear of Sharon‘s passing. It was a shock to read in the Free Press. We have especially fond memories of a camping trip we took with Pat and Sharon to the Duck Mountains many years ago before children. We had so much fun in spite of pouring rain and a very wet camper trailer. Years later I always was happy when I ran into her while we both were grocery shopping. We would have a nice visit getting caught up on our family news . Sharon was a wonderful person . She will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Connie and Jack Ballen (Friends) on: Mar 31, 2020
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