Sharon Oancia

7 July , 196119 February , 2019

Sharon Oancia With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Sharon Elaine Oancia (Embury) of Assiniboia, SK that occurred on February 19th, 2019 surrounded by her family, at the age of 57 years. Sharon is lovingly remembered by her husband Blair; daughter Kaitlin and son, Braden; her mother Ida Embury; siblings David (Brenda) Embury , Debbie (Harvey) Hysuik, Susan (Joe) Lytle and Brian Embury; mother-in- law Marion Oancia; sisters and brothers-in-law Janet (Wes) Heatcoat, Glenda (Daryl) Goruik, Gail (Mark) Rasmussen; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. She was predeceased by her father, Ross Embury and father-in-law Clarence Oancia. Sharon was born in Swift Current, SK on July 7th, 1961, the fourth of five children. She was raised in Assiniboia and graduated from Assiniboia Composite High School, where she excelled at many sports. She then attended the University of Regina obtaining her Bachelor of Education degree. She married Blair Oancia, on Nov. 22, 1986 and settled at the farm near Stonehenge, SK. Sharon’s pride and joy, her children: Kaitlin Elaine, born in Aug. 1988 and Braden Blair, born in June 1991, were truly the lights of her life. Sharon loved being a Mother, Wife, and Teacher, and her whole world revolved around her family, farm, and teaching. Her family and friends meant everything to her. Sharon’s teaching career began in Kayville, SK then Assiniboia Elementary and the Assiniboia Composite High School. Sharon was an amazing teacher who had a special talent working with her students. She was fun, lighthearted, kind and had a heart of gold. During her teaching career she also coached numerous sports teams. A Celebration of Sharon’s Life service was held on Monday, February 26, 2019 at the Prince of Wales Cultural Centre, in Assiniboia, with Les Wilcock presiding, Joe Lytle presenting the eulogy and Kathy Corcoran presenting a tribute. Urn Bearer was Braden with resting place at the columbarium, Mount Hope Cemetery, Assiniboia. Donations in memory of Sharon may be made to the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency-Allan Blair Cancer Centre. Expressions of sympathy for the Oancia family may be shared at Arrangements entrusted to Ross Funeral Service, Assiniboia, SK.


  • Celebration of Life Service Monday, 25 February , 2019

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Deminchuk Cousins

9 March 2019

We are all thinking of you during this difficult time. Hopefully, happy memories you have of your time with Sharon will make things easier.
Hugs from the Deminchuk cousins

Kathy Bradshaw

27 February 2019

My deepest sympathy to Blair, Kaitlyn, Braden and the Oancia and Embury families.....and thank you for the lovely service in her was truly a celebration. Sharon will always be remembered for her magnetic personality and her great sense of humour.....not to mention her generous spirit and her straightforward, no-nonsense approach to life. She also had a way of making everyone feel welcome and feel like they were important, like they mattered, and I suppose that speaks to her success as a teacher and explains why she had so many friends....I think more friends than anyone I have ever known. She was just plain fun to be around and I will most remember the laughter and crazy times we shared during our first year university living together in a basement suite in Saskatoon.....which was, no surprise, party central.
Sharon was indeed one of my heroes in life and I will miss her deeply.

Sandra McDonald

25 February 2019

Dear Blair and Family-
So sorry to learn of Sharon's passing. I have many good memories of Sharon through teaching in Assiniboia, at conventions, and around the community. I wish your family the peace of knowing her suffering has ended and may you all find peace in your hearts.


Sandra (Oancia) McDonald

Debbie and Grant Payant

25 February 2019

To All Sharon's Family, especially. Blair, Kaitlin, Braden, Ida and Sharon's Siblings. Our tears and very sincere sympathy are with you as you say goodbye to Sharon. She fought a battle she should never have had to fight and it's so unfair that Sharon won't be with you to share your Families many future joys. May you find comfort with each other.
Grant and Debbie

Janet Music

24 February 2019

Deepest sympathy to the Embury & Oancia families. Her fight is over but the good memories of Sharon will live on.
Fred & Janet Music

JoAnn Farrow

24 February 2019

So sorry to all my "Embury" cousins that I will not be at Sharon's memorial. I have been thinking of you all even before Sharon's passing. I will miss her
dry sense of humor and kindness as I'm sure you all will. To Kaitlin and Braden you will always be able to remember you were lucky enough to have a
very loving, caring Mother who was so proud of you both... she was a strong woman that has been taken from everyone way too soon. Please accept
my hugs for you both and know your whole extended family is there for you should you need help at any time. Once again I so wish I could have been there
but Dave and I are suffering with the 3rd round of flu this season and just can't seem to shake it in time to get there. Love and Hugs...
JoAnn Farrow (Swenson) and Dave Pierce

Doran and Christa Oancia

24 February 2019

Our condolences and prayers Blair and family and Ida and family. God rest her amazing soul. Love and prayers.

Deanna & Rob Schmidt

23 February 2019

I was never Sharon's student but she taught me so much: kindness, compassion and selflessness. She put her hand in mine and taught me how to be brave. She has been a blessing to so many and her loss is immeasurable to the communities of Assiniboia and Stonehenge. Sending love and deepest sympathy to the Oancia and Embury families.
Deanna and Rob Schmidt

Morris and Pat Smith

23 February 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with Blair and his family and with our dear friend Ida and the Embury family.
We will always remember Sharon's ready smile and laugh from our days together at ACHS. We regret that we will not be able to share our fond memories in person with you on Monday. Love,

Beth Mitchell Jessop

22 February 2019

With deepest sympathy to the Oancia & Embury families. Way too young to be taken from you. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this difficult time.
Bob and Beth (nee Mitchell) Jessop