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BRITTAIN, Sharon Louise (nee Willett)

May 30, 1944 – March 11, 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother Sharon Louise Brittain at the age of 67 years. Sharon left us Sunday morning, March 11, 2012 at the Foothills Hospital after a long hard battle against a number of medical issues.

Sharon was born in Red Deer on May 30, 1944 and graduated from the Calgary General Hospitals’ Nursing Program in the early sixties, She spent most of her life working in various medical fields from nursing to homecare, and was a wealth of knowledge and information for many with questions regarding health. She was an avid reader and loyal pet lover.

Sharon is survived by her sisters Phyllis and Pat of Cochrane and Innisfail respectively, as well as her brother Robert (Bob) of Edmonton. Sharon also leaves behind her daughter Lorelei (Brian), son Craig, and her granddaughter Taylor who brought her much joy these past thirteen years. Sharon will be missed by several nieces and nephews as well as by many friends that were met along the way. Sharon was predeceased by both her mother, Alice Myrtle Willett of Wetaskawin, Alberta, as well as her father Francis (Frank) Leslie Willett from Richmond, Quebec. Also leaving this life before Sharon passed on were several Willett brothers and sisters, her past husband Gary Brittain and Sharon’s long term partner James (Jimmy) Merritt.

Sharon will always be remembered as a woman of strength, courage, resilience and compassion. A sister, a mother, a wife and a grandmother, may she now join those who have missed her and allow us the beauty of her memory.

An informal celebration of Sharon’s life will be held at the Shawnessy Community Center (The Barn) located at 224 Shawmeadows Road SW on Sunday, May 27, 2012 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Mustard Seed Street Ministry, 102 – 11 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0X5 Telephone: (403) 269-1319, www.theseed.ca. The family would like to thank all of the kind and caring medical staff at both the Foothills and the Rockyview Hospital, as well as those with Carewest and Calgary Home Support.

In living memory of Sharon Brittain, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Lise Merritt :

    I wish I could have stayed in touch more. You will be missed very much. I am sure that Gary and Jimmy will be waiting for you as well as all your loved ones who have passed before you. We love you Shari. I miss you. So long sweety.

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  2. Dear Lori & Craig I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you can find solace in the fact that you both are wonderful caring and compassionate people in large part due to the wonderful lady that Sharon was. Please accept my deepest condolences in this difficult time.

    Danny Ray.

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  3. Leslie McManus :

    So sorry for your loss, Craig. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

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  4. Steve Merritt :

    Dear Lori and Craig, very sorry for your loss, happy that your Mom suffers no longer. Please accept my deepest condolences during this difficult time. I am here for you two 24/7/365. Take good care of yourselves and stay safe. With lots of love…
    Uncle Steve Merritt

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  5. Brad & jackie dickson :

    Dear Craig and Lori
    We are very sorry for your loss. She suffers no longer…although as an aunt she was very special person,and we will all miss her. Time does heal all wounds and you think of her and smile.
    lots of love
    jackie lang-dickson
    brad dickson

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  6. Ken Marlene Hager :

    Dear Lori and Craig,We were vary sadden to hear of your moms passing.She was a very dear friend, our thoughts are with you.

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  7. Hanna Vorlicek :

    Craig I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my condolences.

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  8. Carol Henderson :

    Lorelei, Brian,Taylor and Craig my thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. It’s helpful to know that Shari is no longer in pain, fear and anxiety. Most often we would run into each other in Co-op and have a good chit-chat and catch up on things. I know I didn’t get over to visit her often enough but that’s my own guilt.

    Thinking of You
    Carol

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  9. Deborah Klicki :

    Craig and Lor; our condolences first and foremost…I feel blessed for the time I had with Aunt Sharon, and although I too suffer her loss I know she’s in a better place and have peace knowing she’s no longer suffering. She brought us together, and I’m happy knowing we’ll have the opportunity to get to know each other better. Please know we’re here.

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