I am posting this as an aide to other genealogists. This is an obit of a person that has died in Canada. THIS IS NOT a relative of mine. Lexi
Stein, Sharon: Deceased Thursday, August 16 after a fierce and well-fought battle with diabetes. Sharon was a child "full of grace", born Tuesday, December 30, 1952 in Vancouver with a real zest for life. Full of vim and vigor right from the get-go, she loved hiking, biking, teaching aerobics, reading, travelling, entertaining, gardening and the list goes on and on, but her first love, or rather passion, was cooking. If she wasn’t up to her elbows in the pots, she was scouting out new recipes, new restaurants, new kitchenware shops, etc. She even managed to operate her own part-time catering business while working full time for Revenue Canada. To add to that, she catered her own wedding in September, 1990 when she married her true love, Norbert Stein. Being confined to a wheel chair limited her cooking but she was still able to share her knowledge, experience, mishaps and achievements. Anyone who managed to snag an invite to Norbert and Sharon’s annual Cajun seafood boil considered themselves fortunate indeed. Sharon’s perfect job would have been as a food critic for some foodie rag. She would have been fantastic. Sharon was a long-time Revenue Canada employee and was able to transfer from Burnaby to Kelowna when she and Norbert planned their new life in Kelowna in the dream house with a view. During this time, Revenue Canada was able to use her expertise and experience by assigning her to various projects in Ottawa before she was forced to accept a medical retirement due to diabetes and its increasingly serious complications. As a co-worker and a supervisor, she was well respected for her professional dedicated approach to work and was and still is admired for her determination in all things, and especially for her zest for life. Sharon and Norbert, regardless of her dialysis were able to spend 4 weeks in Spain in 2004, including side trips to Gibralter and Morrocco. She simply would not let the diabetes totally control her life. Sharon was predeceased by her Mother, Laura, in 1987 and her Father, Elgan, in 2005 as well as numerous beloved Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. She is survived by her loving husband Norbert, her step-son, Erik and daughter-in-law, Shani as well as her "much older" sister, Carol and brother-in-law, Ed and numerous Aunts, Uncles & cousins. She loved her family and friends and we loved her. She will be missed terribly and we had hoped to have her around for many more years but are glad that her pain is finally gone. Special thanks must also go out to her dear friends, Marion and Jan who were a great source of comfort to Sharon and the family. "Remember me as one with whom you danced and sang, Remember me as a friend with whom you shared some space in time." Sharon. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at 4:00 pm at the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. A gift in living memory of Sharon will be made to "Holding Hands for Hospice" by Springfield Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.