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Date of Passing: Sep 26, 2021

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With deep sorrow, the family of Sharon Melnicer announces her passing on September 29, 2021 at age 76.
Sharon was an extraordinary woman - highly intelligent, outstanding educator, successful writer and artist. She was a devoted wife, mother and baba. Her husband Ralph for 50 years, daughter Joanna McMaster, son-in-law Jason McMaster and beloved grandchildren, Kaden and Mira McMaster, will sadly miss her incredible sense of humour, sage advice, uncompromising sense of loyalty, and strong personality. She will also be sadly missed by sister-in-law Brenda Gibson and auntie Frances Kogan, as well as numerous cousins.
Sharon was laid to rest at Rosh Pina Memorial Park on Sunday, October 3, 2021. Cantor Tracy provided a beautiful religious and stirring message. The pallbearers were: Alan Schweid, Murray Hyman, Marc Gibson, Don Gibson, Jason McMaster and Kaden McMaster. Honorary pallbearers were: Allan and Hester Peters, Sandy Hyman and Barry and Nancy Corey. Shiva was private.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 16, 2021

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Ralph - my sincere sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Sharon. Although I didn't know her well I enjoyed her sense of humour and her company when we did meet. You and your family will miss her greatly. May your memories bring you some comfort and joy. - Posted by: Gayle Robertson (Friend) on: Nov 12, 2021

  • We had the pleasure and opportunity to meet Sharon and Ralph on a Caribbean cruise many years ago. It turned into a long-term friendship. Since that time we have shared many laughs, some dinners together, and even a "homemade pie", which Sharon claimed to have baked herself and made exactly to look like a pie from Safeways! Even the box it came in was a perfect replica! Always devious, funny, and full of mischief, such a talented soul was our Sharon. To Ralph, Joanna and family, Joan and I share in your grief. We will always remember Sharon with a smile and offer you our sincerest sympathies. - Posted by: Tim & Joan Connell (Friends) on: Nov 07, 2021

  • I offer my condolences to Ralph and the family on the demise of Sharon. Ralph and I were colleagues for many years. - Posted by: Donald Teel (former colleague) on: Oct 20, 2021

  • Mme Melnicer was one of my first French teachers, and what a standard she set! She taught us entirely in French, which gave me immense confidence in speaking it throughout my life. Now, in my mid-50s and living in Europe, I often think of this gift of another language she gave me so many years ago. I am sorry to hear of her death, and hope that these tributes I read to her above offer some comfort to you all. - Posted by: Siobhan Turner (Former student) on: Oct 20, 2021

  • I have fond memories of Sharon. She was my advisor in the B.Ed. program at The University of Winnipeg many, many years ago. Many of her wise words and her guidance continue to resonate with me decades later. I’m sure she impacted many more lives than she realized. May she rest in peace. - Posted by: Karen Hiscott (Colleague ) on: Oct 17, 2021

  • To Joanna and Family, Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this very difficult time. I did not have the pleasure of meeting your Mother, Jo, but she sounded like an incredible woman, wife, educator, writer, artist, and last but not least, Baba to the children. Warmest hugs and know that she will always be close to your heart. Lots of love, Luisa, Brent & Asher Pearen - Posted by: Luisa Pearen (Friend of Joanna McMaster) on: Oct 16, 2021

  • Sharon was an extraordinary writer. I loved listening to her stories on CBC and the writing blurbs at Wednesday Women Writing on Tuesday. Her stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul series were bits of her mind that transformed into the reader into another world. I am lucky to have known her as a friend and as talented woman expressed both in word and art. - Posted by: Margaret Anderson (friend) on: Oct 16, 2021

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