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Tubman Funeral Home/Valley Crematorium

210 Claude Street, Wolseley, SK

OBITUARY

Sharon Margaret Jeeves

September 10, 1951March 1, 2020

Sadly, the family of Sharon Margaret Jeeves of Wolseley announces her death on March 1 at Broadview Palliative Care Centre after a brave fight with multiple cancers.

Her funeral will be held in Wolseley St. James United Church on Saturday, April 25 at 11:00 a.m. and she will be buried near her father-in-law in Wolseley cemetery.

She is remembered lovingly by her husband, Jim; their son Kevin and his wife Natasha; sisters Jean Mortin of Saskatoon and Linda Ferguson of Plymouth, Minnesota; mothers-in-law Ruth Jeeves of Grenfell and Jean Ward of Hudson Bay; aunt Peg Mortin of Regina; sisters-in-law Isabel Mortin Flemons of Calgary, Shelly Ward of Preeceville and Vicki (Leonard) Piwtorak and Thelma (Barry) Onyskiw of Hudson Bay; and by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Helen and Ernie Mortin, brother David, father-in-law Ron Jeeves and brothers-in-law Ed Jeeves and Jim Ward.

Sharon was born on Sept. 10, 1951 and grew up in Dilke and Bethune, a sociable child who loved to brush her father’s curly hair and enjoyed visiting the farm of Aunt Peg and Uncle Jack Mortin. Music was vital to her; almost from babyhood, she sang: on her father’s knee, in school concerts, in United Church choirs in Dilke and Bethune, with the Hetherington Singers, and at folk singing venues in Regina. After high school in Lumsden, she studied at Reliance Business College in Regina and worked at Credit Union Centre and several restaurants there. She met Jim when her car needed mechanical help, and they were married on Oct. 6, 1979. They worked in Regina until Jim’s parents retired in 1989 and they took over the family farm near Wolseley. There they raised their son Kevin.

Sharon found work in Wolseley that she loved: first, in a day care centre she started and ran for a year and a half, and then as librarian for 21 years of the local branch of Southeast Regional Library. With a lifelong love of reading behind her, she welcomed children to the library, knew the kinds of books each reader wanted, and introduced classes, authors, a summer reading program and opportunities such as star-gazing and a teddy bear tea.

She was also closely involved with Wolseley United Church, singing in the choir for several years and serving on the church board even longer, and together with Jim was active in the Wolseley branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.

She had retired from the library just months before she was diagnosed with rapidly-spreading cancer. She entered Broadview Union Hospital Palliative Care Centre on Jan. 30, and her family is grateful to the staff who helped her through many difficult times.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the places she valued so highly: Town of Wolseley - Wolseley Public Library, Box 310 Wolseley, SK S0G 5H0. Wolseley St. James United Church, Box 465 Wolseley, SK S0G 5H0 or to Broadview Health Foundation - Palliative Care Centre, Box 670 Broadview, SK S0G 0K0

Arrangements in care of Tubman Cremation and Funeral Services. 1-800-667-8962

Services

25 April

Funeral Service

11:00 am

St. James United Church


Wolseley, Saskatchewan

25 April

Interment

Wolseley Cemetery


Wolseley, Saskatchewan

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Sharon Margaret Jeeves

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Rose Marie Jeeves

March 13, 2020

2020

Sending my sincere sympathy to Jim, Kevin, and Natashia.

Melanie Whittaker

March 11, 2020

Sharon was the youngest sister of my father David Mortin.

She was my “cool Aunt” when we lived in Regina, closest to me in age and we shared a love of music from the start!

I played the album and sang along to the Hetherington Choir’s record album in which she soloed the song “You’ll Never Walk Alone”.

She inspired me to become a soprano in both church and school choirs.

We sang together at many other events over the years, both happy and sad, and it breaks my heart to know we will not have that opportunity again.

I do know now though, that somewhere she and my father are singing together again, with Grandma Mortin in the background on the piano!

I will miss you until we sing again!

Teri Scaife

March 7, 2020

Jim, Kevin and family. Our condolences on the loss of Sharon. In our time in Wolseley, Sharon always knew what type of books to suggest to read when we would come in to the library. I was fortunate to work with her as a library board member and different events she put on at the library. She will be missed by many and a huge loss to the community. May your memories keep you going and be reminded of who she was and the impact on the people in which she served in her position at the Library.

Cindy Gilewicz

March 7, 2020

Sending my sincere sympathy to Jim, Kevin, and Natashia.

Donna BRAITHWAITE

March 7, 2020

Deepish sympathy to you and your family Jim.

Stacey Harrison

March 7, 2020

Jim, Kevin and Natasha so sorry to hear of Sharon's passing, fond memories of her fun and laughter


Joan Williams

March 7, 2020

Sending deepest sympathies Jim and family So sorry to hear of her passing

Tony & Arline Cwynar

March 7, 2020

Jim and Kevin and family please accept our condolences for the passing of Sharon. She was truly a spirited classy lady. She always had a smile for others and was always ready to chat. Liked her very much and will miss her through the libraries of Southeast.

Kathy Chisholm

March 7, 2020

Deepest sympathy to Jim, Kevin and Natasha. I have so many happy memories of Sharon. We worked together at Pioneer Life, travelled many places together and after she married Jim ,many card games together. She was so excited about that new little granddaughter coming.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY