“MCKAY, Sharon Louise
September 1, 1946 â€“ May 12, 2014
The loving family of Sharon Louise McKay (nee Olson) announce her passing on May 12, 2014.
Predeceased by her parents Arvid and Florence, brother Gary and sister Elizabeth.
Sharon leaves behind her brother Mervin, 3 sons, George (Nayoung), Geoff (Aubyn) and Michael (Trish) and 2 grandsons Ryan and Matthew. As well, two of her lifelong friends, Wendy and Heather.
Sharon led a very interesting life. She was very involved in the community and all her childrenâ€™s activities while they were growing up. She was president and District Commissioner of Babe Ruth Baseball in North Vancouver for several years. The former Mayor of the District of North Vancouver, Don Bell, appointed Sharon to a 3 year term on the District Planning Commission, 1983-1986.
In 1991 she moved to the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and stayed for 12 years. While living there, she had several businessesâ€™ including a grocery store and a fishing boat. A friend of hers and Sharon also made and sold lunches – cooking local cuisine for construction sites on the isle of Tobago. Sharon loved the Caribbean; the culture, beautiful white sandy beaches, and the people.
Sharon returned to Port Coquitlam in 2003 and enjoyed her time working for Metro Motors and she enjoyed the Royal Canadian Legion 133 and made many friends there.
A celebration of Sharonâ€™s life will be held on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 1pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133, 2675 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam, BC. +1 604-942-8911. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Covenant House Vancouver (in memory of Sharon McKay), 575 Drake Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 4K8, 604-638-GIFT or online at www.covenanthousebc.org
Funny, isnâ€™t itâ€¦..
And just when we get a shred
Of patience, long over-due wisdom
And learn forgiveness so we can
Be free, itâ€™s time to die.
Funny, isnâ€™t itâ€¦..”