It is with heart-wrenching sadness that we announce the passing of Sharyl. She leaves her soulmate and best friend Jim; mother Dianne (Dr. Steve) Kleinman; daughter Janelle (Mike) and grandsons Graison, Jayden and Nolan; son Nick (Carly) and grandsons Rylan, Braeden and Jessie; son Brad (Fiji) and granddaughter Isabel; son Mat; brothers Steven
(Debbie), Kevin (Debbie) and Wade (Monica); mother-in-law Ina Patterson; sister-in-law and brothers-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and friends.
With her family by her side Sharyl was taken from us far too soon, but brave and determined she fought a hard battle with courage, grace and dignity.
Sharyl was born in Revelstoke, raising her family in Shawnigan Lake which is where she met and married the man of her dreams. For the last 14 years Sharyl and Jim have been inseperable, sharing everything in life together.
Sharyl loved her family and friends. Spending time with them was what she enjoyed most – times spent at the cabin on the Cowichan River, and packing up the camper and the dogs to head out on hunting, fishing and ATV’ing adventures with Jim! Her bright and cheerful demeanor and kindness to everyone set the tone for family get-togethers and we will all hold those treasured memories dear.
In addition to her love for Jim and her family, Sharyl had the ultimate soft spot for dogs. She had many beloved furry family members and bred English Springer Spaniels for 35 years. She also shared her love of dogs with other families through her work for the past 13 years operating McMutt’s Dog Grooming.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr.Ron Pukey , Dr Klopper, Dr Masuta and all of the palliative health care team for their care and compassion – lifting Sharyl’s spirits, giving her the gift of hope and sharing with her the value of enjoying every day to the fullest.
In her memory – let’s all take a page from Sharyl’s book and be reminded to be kind to one another.
A Celebration of Sharyl’s Life will be held at the Mill Bay Community Centre (beside Kerry Park Recreation Centre) on August 8th, 2015 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Canadian Red Cross which provided excellent support to our family over the past year.
“Let’s Just Have Fun”.