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Grace Sharp

Grace Sharp (Orser)

Thursday, July 6th, 1939 - Thursday, October 31st, 2019
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Obituary

SHARP, Grace Evangeline (nee Orser)-
Peacefully passed away at her home, surrounded by her family, on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at the age of 80 years. Amazing wife and best friend of Charlie for 57 years. Grace dedicated her life to her children and grandchildren. Loving mother of Jan Filsinger, Craig (Susan) and Chris. Cherished Grammie of Ty, Brynn, Elliott, Ethan, Owen, Taylor and Carley. Grace was the youngest of six children and is survived by her two sisters, Helen and Edna. She was loved immeasurably and brought immense happiness to her family and many friends. Grace retired from teaching and was well loved at Clarksdale Public School. In her retirement she traveled the world with her best friend Charlie. There was nowhere in the world she wanted to go that she did not visit.

Private Cremation. Visitation at SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of QEW), BURLINGTON, 905-632-3333 on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 6-9 p.m. where a Service of Remembrance will be held in the Chapel on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 1 p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations to Doctors Without Borders, World Wildlife Fund or the Salvation Army would be sincerely appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 7th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Thursday, November 7th, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Smith's Funeral Home - Guelph Line
    Address
    1167 Guelph Line
    BURLINGTON, ON L7P 2S7
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  • Service

    Friday, November 8th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Friday, November 8th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Smith's Funeral Home - Guelph Line
    Address
    1167 Guelph Line
    BURLINGTON, ON L7P 2S7
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Reception

    Location
    Smith's Funeral Home - Guelph Line
    Address
    1167 Guelph Line
    BURLINGTON, ON L7P 2S7
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Heather

Posted at 04:05pm
My sympathy on Grace's passing. She was a lovely lady. May all good memories sustain you at this sad time.

Heather Ley RN Credit Valley Hospital
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Jennifer Lamb

Posted at 05:08pm
Chris, Craig & Jan -

I couldn't get used to calling your Mom "Grace" - always and forever "Mrs. Sharp" to me - but never was there a more suitable name. She was Grace, and Kindness, Joy, Warmth. Cam and I always felt very welcome in your home... as long as we never set a toe in the living room! I am sorry for your loss. My condolences to your Dad also.

Jenny (Chadwick) Lamb
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Sharon Panchyshyn

Posted at 01:06pm
My condolences to Charlie and all members of Grace’s family. I will remember her as a smiling, smart, friendly lady who was always surrounded by her supportive family. So sorry for your loss.
Shari Panchyshyn RPN. at Credit Valley.
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Robert Fair

Posted at 11:06am
Hello Charlie,
I am so sorry to hear of the death of Grace. P;ease accept my sincere condolences. You along with your children and grandchildren will have many great memories of Grace to help you as you as you face the days and weeks ahead. It seems that it was only a short time ago that Grace along with Nancy and I were at Peterborough Teachers College surveying what the future for each of us would reveal. My prayers are with you. Kind regards, Bob Fair
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Andy Carnovale

Posted at 03:33pm
I was saddened to hear from Jan of Grace’s passing last week. My heart goes out to Charlie, Jan, Chris, Craig and Sue, as well as all other family members. We have lost a special and beautiful person. As a teenager and adult, I always found that Grace and her family would be welcoming anytime that I, or others would attend the Sharp home. This spoke to the kindness and generosity of Grace and her family. She was a bright light in any room, and always saw to it that her guests were comfortable. Grace always took a genuine and keen interest in the events of my life and others, because she cared. I have no doubt that many will remember Grace as the intelligent, beautiful, and gentle soul that she was. I can envision her incredible smile and still hear her wonderful laugh – she had a great sense of humour and even greater sense of wit. For a small individual, she sure packed enormous hug and a huge personality! I continue to be grateful that I had an opportunity to know Grace and her family.
Best wishes,
Andy Carnovale
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