Oshawa Funeral Home


Maria Sponer

August 15, 1930January 18, 2021

SPONER, Maria Passed away and is resting easy now after the struggle of her life, at Fairview Lodge Whitby on Monday, January 18th, 2021 at the age of 90. Predeceased by the love of her life & beloved husband Oswald (Ossi). Loving Mother of Sylvia Sharafi (Moe) & extended family. Most cherished Grandmother (Oma) of Christiaan. Maria will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Emi (Bert) & many nieces & nephews in Austria. As well as, Genevieve (Youri) and their children, Charlize and River of Quebec. Maria was loved & cared for by the wonderful health heroes at Fairview Lodge over the past three years, who will miss her dearly. The family wishes to extend there heartfelt gratitude for their kindness & support for their dear Mother, when they could not be by her side. Maria will be remembered by all, for her most selfless, kind & loving nature. She touched many & will be remembered as the true angel she was, while on this earth. She will be missed beyond any expression of words. RIP Mom (Oma), until we all meet again.

A private family service will take place at Thornton Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Oshawa Funeral Home, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Online condolences may be made at www.oshawa funeral


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Orienda and Angelo Caranci

January 24, 2021

Dear Sylvia and Moses,

Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mother.
By everyone's account she was a kind and beautiful lady.
We feel your pain and great sense of loss at this time.

In Sympathy,

Orienda and Angelo

Len and Brenda Myette

January 23, 2021

Sylvia, Moe and Christian - our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Take comfort in knowing that Maria is now resting comfortably. She was a soft spoken and humble soul and you could always count on a warm greeting from her.

May she rest in peace.

Marilyn and Walter Ostheimer

January 22, 2021

Dear Sylvia and family
Our sincere condolences for the passing of your Mom...
She was a lovely, gracious lady and I valued her friendship ..

In sympathy
Marilyn and Walter Ostheimer

Al McPhee

January 22, 2021

Sincere condolences to the Sharafi family from the McPhee crew.........
Maria will continue to shine her light through you daily, and we are enriched having often enjoyed her company!
It is so comforting that she received fine care from your family and the dedicated crew at Fairview Lodge .
Rest now.......

Carolin Dodds

January 22, 2021

The Light Remains

There are some who bring a light so great to the world, that even after they have gone,
The Light Remains.

Michael and I are thankful to have met Maria. Such a kind soul.

Wishing you peace and calm.

Carolin and Michael

Lora Panagiotoglou

January 22, 2021

I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May she rest in peace.


January 21, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and the family.

Marion Hennig

January 21, 2021

Dear Sylvia I am so sorry to hear on the passing of your mother
She was such a nice lady Peter and I had some wonderful times in the club in the 70-80 and 90 th with all of you especially during carnaval now she can be with her beloved ossie
Just remember the good times

Dora and jack Firoozi

January 21, 2021

Maria ,a gentle soul who loved animals we will miss your presence.