January 23, 2021
1947-2021 ~ On January 23, 2021 our world said goodbye to a beautiful and loving woman, as Sharon peacefully passed away at the St. Catharines Hospital with her children by her side. Forever loved mother to Kristin and Jason (Cori). A proud and adoring Nana to Dustyn and Owen.
She will be missed by her sister Dianne (Dave) Guthrie, extended family and friends. Sharon has reunited with her parents, Irene “Peggy” and Arnold Roraph, her brother Larry Roraph, and sister Linda Long.
Born in 1947, Sharon grew up in Pitt Meadows. Growing up, she worked in her family’s store, The Pitt Meadows General Store (now the Pitt Meadows Museum). She completed her Registered Nurse training in Vancouver in 1967 before moving to St. Catharines, Ontario in 1971 where she continued her career in healthcare and raised her family.
Sharon will be remembered for her kind, selfless, and compassionate nature. In every sense she was a true lady, and would never be seen without her hair and makeup done. Everyone would be received with a warm smile, a listening ear, and she was always there to help anyone in need.
She was a lifelong learner who enjoyed tending to her garden, and was actively involved with CUPE 1263 and Bethany Community Church.
Above all, her world was centered around her family (including her pets), whom she adored and was proud of!
The family thanks all the health care workers who took care of Sharon the way she cared for others throughout her life.
A Celebration of Sharon’s life will be held when it is safe to gather again. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to The Pitt Meadows Museum or consider making a special addition to your garden in her memory.
Online condolences may be shared on Sharon’s tribute page found at EssentialsNiagara.com
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