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Sharon Arleen Nelson


January 16, 1947 - May 1, 2023
In loving memory ~
It is with heavy hearts that we announce Sharon's unexpected passing. She will be sadly missed by Russ her husband of 56 years, sons Lyle and Dale, granddaughters Taylor and Hailey, sister Carol and many relatives and friends.
She was predeceased by her second son Craig and her parents Phyllis and Arthur Chafer.
Sharon was born in Comox Hospital and lived her whole life in the Valley. She enjoyed tap dancing and majorettes as a child then golf, bowling, boating, music, baking, sewing embroidering, knitting, and entertaining. She hosted an annual Christmas party for business associates and friends that was sometimes almost standing room only for many years.
She was well organized. She was such a giving person. She belonged to Daughters of the Nile, Soroptimists, Rotary Anns, Courtenay and District Historical Society, Comox Valley Child Development Center and was on the board at Sunnydale where she called the starting for the men's Tillicum golf tournament for many years.
She was on the parent advisory board at Vanier School and helped organize and accompanied students to both China and Thailand. She was very interested in genealogy and her family tree.
Russ and Sharon purchased a place in Arizona and have spent about 4 . months a year there since about the year 2000, making so many more wonderful friends.
Sharon loved to sing. She had a beautiful voice and enjoyed singing in the church choir. One of her highlights was Christmas with the kids where she would get down on the floor with our children and their cousins anxiously gathered around to read all their favourite Christmas carols. Although her death was tragic, she was so blessed to have almost all her immediate family at her side for the last 2 days in the hospital.
There will be a Celebration of Life at Comox Valley Funeral Home, 1101 Ryan Road at 2 p.m. on May 26th. In lieu of flowers please donate to your favourite charity.