Sharon Marie Schuman passed away peacefully in the Golden Hospital on June 7th 2015 in Golden B.C. at the age of 66.
Sharon is survived by her father: Al Schuman, husband: Doug; children:Pamela and Charlene; sisters: Shirly and Diana and her grandchildren Leila, Kaylee, and Christina. She is preceded in death by her daughter Tina and her mother Mary.
Sharon was born on Feb 27th in Yorkton SAK to Mary and Al. Sharon grew up on a farm in the Peace River country in Northern BC. The family journey took them all to the West Coast of BC to a small fishing village called Bella Coola. Sharon’s journey continued with her children and her next was to the Kootenay’s where she was to find her passion for caring for people. She graduated from The COLLEGE OF THE ROCKIES in 1998 with a Certificate for Licenced Practical Nursing. Sharon began working for Interior Health Authority and eventually took her passion for caring for people and supporting her co-workers to Golden BC where she was an LPN at Duran Manor. She really enjoyed those 16years of her career as a LPN. She touched the lives of many individuals and families by caring for their loved ones in extended care. She had to say good bye to many of her patients and mourned each passing. She was an active and dedicated member of her union and often acted as a shop steward supporting her co-workers.
She was a kind hearted individual who loved her family and who was passionate about reading and cooking and looked forward to indulging in these pleasures on her retirement. Sharon also loved to accompany her partner Doug on photography trips to their favorite place Waterton National Park. Unfortunately the joys or retirement were not to happen as she was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and immediately started her courageous battle with cancer that was lost to soon.
A Memorial service is scheduled for July 12, 2015, 12:30pm at, The Community Seniors Centre with a luncheon to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Sharon’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Lymphoma Canada at http://www.lymphoma.ca. Condolences can be sent to 1316 Pine Drive Golden BC V0A1H0 or in person at the service.
The family would like to thank everyone that was there for Sharon during her fight with cancer, especially her loving partner Doug and all of the staff at The Golden hospital that tentatively attended her comfort and supported her family through this difficult time.