Sharon Funk

Sharon Funk

Sharon Funk passed away at her home in Golden, B.C. on Monday, May 20th, 2013 at the age of 71 years.

Sharon was born in Sonningdale, Saskatchewan. She was raised in Chase B.C. and moved to various B.C. communities with her husband and children. Sharon had been a resident of Golden since 1970.

Sharon was a woman who valued actions and effort. Never comfortable with words of praise, Sharon worked at and with the raw materials and gifts she possessed to be the best daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend she could be. She fiercely loved her family with her only wish being that they find and work at what they love to do. Sharon loved the satisfaction of a balanced ledger in her many jobs as a bookkeeper and in her time as an entrepreneur and loved teaching just as she so loved to paint and quilt. Sharon was a private person that many who visited her store: Golden Craft Country (from 1990 to 2000) would say with great respect that she had a very public impact.

Sharon was predeceased by her parents: Claude and Hazel Blanchard; her husband: Len Funk; and her daughter Valerie. Sharon is survived by her sons: Don (Sylvia) of Bay Tree, AB and Greg (Donna) of Edmonton, AB; daughter: Dee (Lincoln Dobson) of Regina Beach, SK; son-in-law Don (Inger) Tillapaugh of Campbell River, B.C.; grandchildren: Jamie, Zach, Alison, Andrew and step grandchildren Shane (Tia) Tillapaugh, Katie Tillapaugh (and family) and Sophia Dobson; brothers: Rick (Jean) Blanchard of Bonanza, AB, and John Blanchard of Dawson Creek, B.C.; sister Wendy (Hector) Brassard of Smithers, B.C.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Sharon’s life and work will be held at the Senior’s Centre in Golden on Saturday June 1st, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Memorial donations may be made to The BC Cancer Foundation.

Online condolences can be sent through Sharon’s obituary at

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Hindman/Bowers Funeral Home, Golden, BC.

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