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Born: Nov 18, 1956
Date of Passing: Jul 26, 2022Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
Peacefully, and surrounded by her loving family, Sharon passed on July 26, 2022, at the age of 65.
She will be dearly missed by her children, Peter (Krista), Tracey, Karli (Re), Nicole (Steve), grandchildren, Logan, Eboshiogwe, Okhai, Omoepe, Izekhumeh, Éire, and Lennon, as well as her mother Helene, and brothers, Patrick (Brenda), Brian, and Michael (Raquel). She was predeceased by her husband Rod, with whom she is now reunited.
Sharon was born to Edward and Helene McShane on November 18, 1956, and by all accounts enjoyed a happy and healthy childhood. Growing up, she was always very active, with a particular affinity for swimming that culminated in her being a lifeguard for many summers. At 16, she travelled to Ottawa to compete in the Canadian National Rowing Championship. She also spent considerable time doting over her three younger brothers, whom she adored. Her fun-loving personality and quick wit made her many fast friends, some she would remain very close with throughout the course of her life.
She graduated from Dakota Collegiate and the University of Manitoba, earning Bachelor's degrees in both Science and Commerce, and attaining a Chartered Accountant designation. Sharon rose very quickly from the outset of her career, and was employed in a managerial role for most of the positions she held over the years. She brought her expertise in accounting to a variety of industries in both the public and private sectors, and was always looking to undertake new challenges and hone new skills.
In her retirement, Sharon loved to travel and volunteer. She was open to all manner of excursion, boarding several cruises around Europe and the Americas, as well as wintering in many unique locales of the American Southwest. Agencies she dedicated her time to include Church of the Rock, Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue, and Lighthouse Mission. Her golden years also saw her eagerly take up a number of hobbies that were entirely new to her, such as jewelry making and metal detecting. As before her retirement, she remained devoted to her garden, sewing, and exploring the newest developments in home technology. Most importantly, as much time as possible was spent with beloved children, grandchildren, and the rest of her family.
A celebration of Sharon's rich and wonderful life will take place on August 9, 2022, 1:00 p.m. at Church of the Rock, 1397 Buffalo Place.
A great deal of gratitude is owed to Dr. Popowich at St. Boniface Hospital, and the Palliative Care staff at Riverview Health Centre, who went above and beyond to make Sharon and her family comfortable in the closing days of her life.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Sharon's name to Lighthouse Mission, CancerCare, and the Winnipeg Humane Society.
THOMSON "IN THE PARK"
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 30, 2022
Condolences & Memories (8 entries)
It is with mixed emotions we say goodbye for now to Sharon. We got to know Sharon through Ron’s friendship with Rod. Talking with Rod in those early days we knew meeting Sharon would be good… As our friendship grew we knew it was real. It helped that our faith brought us closer together. Ron was Blessed to pray with Sharon via Zoom in her last days. She said she was looking forward to being with Rod. She said heaven is real and I am ready. Together, we spent great travel times in BC and in Palm Springs, California. Missing those earthly times and as Christians we know there is more joy in heaven. Thanks Sharon and Rod for our great times together. It’s all about Jesus. ✝️ - Posted by: Ron & Cyndee St.Hilaire (Friend) on: Aug 09, 2022
I am so sad to hear of Sharon’s passing. I was a good friend of Sharon’s growing up through Hastings and Dakota. We carpooled in our first couple of years at UofM and shared many common experiences of young people growing up in the Peg. The socials, and the parties and all the collective drama that goes along with that. She was always laughing, with her big smile and enthusiastic personality. My condolences to all the family. Our loss is heavens gain. KO - Posted by: Kris Olsen (Friend ) on: Aug 08, 2022
Our deepest sympathy to the family at this difficult time. - Posted by: Darlene and Colin (friend) on: Aug 08, 2022
Our deepest sympathy to you Helen and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Regards Joe & Adel Ewanika. - Posted by: Joe & Adel Ewanika (neighbor) on: Aug 03, 2022
I knew Sharon as she was a good friend of my sister's in high school and beyond. I ran into her a few times over the years and will always remember her as an outgoing, kind and vivacious person who had such a zest for life. I am so sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Cindy Blair (Tober) (Acquaintance) on: Jul 31, 2022
I met Sharon back in 1995 at an event that I was attending. Sharon took me by surprise as I had never met anyone with her very confident, outspoken and genuine nature. We became friends and socialized together at various functions including curling on Saturday afternoons for a few years. Sharon and I had attended an afternoon outdoor party a number of years ago where we met a man named Rod that piqued her interest whom later became her husband. They made a great match, both retired and pursued an interest to travel, help less fortunate people and the church. Sharon was one of the most caring, down to earth people I have ever met and someone you could always count on. My dear friend will sorrowly be missed. May you rest in peace. - Posted by: Bev Woodbury (Friend) on: Jul 30, 2022
Sorry for your loss. Sharon was an amazing person and friend that had a zest for life. She will be missed by all that had the privilege of knowing her. - Posted by: Barb Laferriere (friend) on: Jul 30, 2022
Condolences to the family. Sharon was always so kind and funny. She had a smile and laugh that would fill the room. I have many wonderful memories in the home of Rod and Sharon. Rest peacefully Sharon. - Posted by: Erica (Family friend ) on: Jul 30, 2022
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