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Born: Nov 24, 1945

Date of Passing: Jan 26, 2023

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Peacefully, with family by her side, Sharon Stephanson passed away on January 26, 2023, at the age of 77. Sharon, the only child of Margaret and Jonas Stephanson was born November 24, 1945 in Winnipeg.
She was predeceased by her parents, her Aunt Beulah and Uncle Alex Pelletier, other aunts, uncles and cousins. Left to cherish Sharon's memory are many friends and cousins, including Heather (Pelletier) MacArthur.
Sharon attended school in Miami, Portage and Winnipeg. Mrs. Yonda's business school training took her to a job in Calgary and at Centra Gas in Portage la Prairie. Sharon graduated as an LPN in 1974 and had a 38 year career nursing at the Winnipeg General Hospital, Children's Hospital and finally at Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg. When Sharon was physically able, she attended Charleswood United Church.
She often volunteered at festivals and theatre and enjoyed being with people of all ages. Over the years, Sharon travelled to New Zealand, Hawaii, Cayman Islands, Florida, California, Arizona, other parts of Canada and also spent many summer weeks at Red Lake, Sioux Narrows and Lake of The Woods in Ontario.
It was Sharon's wish that no formal funeral service be held. She said "I would only ask that my family and friends listen to these three songs I enjoy, and remember me: Leonard Cohen's "Hallelulah" sung by K.D. Lang, "Imagine" sung by John Lennon, and "Spirit in the Sky" sung by Norman Greenbaum.
Donations in Sharon's memory can be made to Charleswood United Church, 4820 Roblin Blvd., Winnipeg, MB R3R 0G6 or The Salvation Army, 220 Duke Avenue, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0S6.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 18, 2023

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • I am hoping I have the right Sharon. I haven't heard from her in a long time. I was her hairdresser. She was an amazing woman. I enjoyed her coming in. And when she left she always said "toodleloo". I really loved her positive energy. I do hope I have the right Sharon. She worked with children. Beautiful lady. - Posted by: Bonnie Gow (Friend) on: Jun 26, 2023

  • Dear Heather, Patricia, Debbie and families. I knew Sharon for 40 years. We enjoyed cross country skiing, volunteering, live theatre, Symphony, traveling among other fun activities. Sharon will be missed. Especially her laugh. My sincere condolences. Sandra (Dangerfield) Brabant - Posted by: Sandra Brabant (Friend) on: Feb 26, 2023

  • My Prayers and Thoughts go out to the Family. Sharon was always a good person and Nurse she knew her stuff. Fun to be with, knew so much. We always went to a few outings. She always spoke regarding all her trips. Rest in peace my friend - Posted by: Sharon LLOYD (Co Worker) on: Feb 19, 2023

  • I worked on 5 North with Sharon at Children's Hospital for several years. She was a kind loving nurse to her patients and a fun loving friend to her coworkers. I will forever remember her quick smile and dry wit and beautiful laugh on our many night shifts together. Sharon ~May you rest in peace 🤍 I will always cherish our time spent together and learned so much from you as I was a fresh grad RN paired up with such an awesome nurse and co-worker. - Posted by: Ingrid Scham (Former co-worker and friend ) on: Feb 19, 2023

  • I didn’t know Sharon at all. But as we were both born in 1945, had an Icelandic connection (my birth name was Sigurdson), I read her obituary and thought what a wonderful choice of music to remembered by. Good for her. - Posted by: Lorna Rothwell (None ) on: Feb 18, 2023

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