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Born: Aug 15, 1948

Date of Passing: Feb 17, 2021

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August 15, 1948 - February 17, 2021

We are sad to announce the sudden passing of Sharon Rae Stewart (nee McFarlane) of Dugald.
She was predeceased by her husband Wayne; parents, Bill and Winnie; big brothers, Stu and Melvin; and her two beloved sons, both who left us much too early in life, Darrin and Mark.
She is survived by her sister Merle Pynoo (Art); brothers, Barry McFarlane (Carol) and Brian McFarlane (Roberta), and their families, and her loving partner Jimmy Gillespie who helped make the last several years of her life full of happiness. Most of all, Sharon will be deeply missed by her grandchildren, Connor, Shauna and Rachel and her two great-grandchildren, Onyx and Anastasia. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were a constant source of pride and joy and the light and love of her life.
Having lost two sons tragically, Sharon knew heartbreak all too well. Despite her own hardship, she greeted everyone with a big smile and never lost her sense of humour. It is this fighting spirit that makes her sudden passing so difficult to accept for those who knew and loved her. Her family is grateful Sharon was able to reunite with her granddaughters, Shauna and Rachel, before her death and that she had Connor to shower with love and attention for 13 wonderful years. We take great comfort in knowing her final years were some of her happiest and know she and her boys are together again at last.
The book of condolences can be signed and more of Sharon's life and video can be viewed by visiting Sharon's memorial page at

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 27, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Our deepest condolences to Jim and her family. So sorry for your loss. Cottage life at Red Rock won't seem the same without Sharon. She was always so full of life and had a great throaty laugh. - Posted by: The Hutters (Friends) on: Mar 07, 2021

  • I met Sharon in high school many years ago and we became instant friends. As teenagers, we hung around together a lot, I was with her when she met Wayne and soon after my Barry joined the group. She taught us how to curl and we enjoyed many bonspiels together. But as time went on and our families grew, we went our own ways, seeing her only a couple times a year at the Springfield curling club. Sharon always had a smile and a friendly greeting for everyone, I will miss her. Helen Sys (Kork) - Posted by: Helen Sys (Friend) on: Mar 06, 2021

  • Sharon, my friend, my pal, I miss you already. We spent so much time together. We shared the happy times and the sad times. We laughed, we cried, we camped, bowled, golfed, played cards and yes even curled with Mark and Darren. After we both moved from Roberta Ave, we still kept in touch. So many memories, our wild getaways with Wayne & Jim. What about our crazy Friday night card games. We both looked forward to our big night out to Rainbow Stage and loved our good times at the Oasis. You will always be in my heart and in my thoughts. Love you forever. Faye - Posted by: Faye Drummond (Friend) on: Feb 28, 2021

  • I worked with Sharon at the River East Transcona School Division - Sharon was an absolute joy of a co-worker and when she left the Board Office to go to Hampstead School she was missed My sincerest sympathies to her family - Cathy Friesen - Posted by: Cathy Friesen (co-worker) on: Feb 27, 2021

  • I own the cottage next to Jim at Red Rock Lake. Myself and my friends always looked forward to chats with Sharon. She was a good listener and had a great sense of humour. We often commented on how much Sharon and Jim enjoyed each other. We could hear them laughing with each other on the deck on warm summer nights. Sharon was up for anything. One year she pressure washed a wall of my cabin. Another time she came running over thinking I was an intruder. She gave me flowers to plant. She would stop and talk on the road coming and going. We kept in touch by text over the year. I will really miss her not being at the lake from now on. - Posted by: Kerry Strom (Neighbour at Red Rock Lake) on: Feb 27, 2021

  • Shauna and Rachel I am so sorry for the loss of your Grandmother Sharon. I only met her a few times under trying circumstances and still she was always wonderful. She was a constant in your Dads life when he needed it. I hope she is re united with her family now and is at peace. Hugs for u both. Your dads friend always Joanne - Posted by: Joanne Imlah (Friend of Marks) on: Feb 27, 2021

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