Obituary of Sharon Dale Jefferson
Our mother Sharon Dale Jefferson has peacefully united with the angels after a long life of joy as well as several untimely hardships. Sharon was a brilliant woman who became a registered nurse as a young adult, then earned her secretarial degree later on, while raising two children. She worked for years as a secretary, eventually in a law firm until she discovered the benefits and joys of working from home as a medical transcript secretary - so combining her two degrees of talents. She loved everything about this job, and had a difficult time retiring at 65, as a solid work ethic was a very prominent part of her character. Our mom was an amazing knitter. She put together masterpieces that dazzled everyone who was a lucky recipient of her intricate craftsmanship. She was also an amazing cook… and an avid bridge player. Any kind of a card game served as a way to connect with many of her friends and family. Many of our young ones were brought into the world holding a fist full of cards while Mom taught them to play their first game of Go Fish. Where Mom shone was in her eagerness to rise to the occasion when a loved one was sick and needing a helping hand, whatever the reason or circumstances. She considered it her duty - and a privilege - to step in and assist until the turmoil was over. Sharon was predeceased by her brother, Barry (at 9 years old, from cancer); her sisterand best friend in the universe, June (at 15 years old, hit by a drunk driver); her father, Arthur Jefferson; her mother, Audrey Jefferson; and her remaining sister, Beverly. Sharon is survived by 2 brothers, Darrell Jefferson (Marlene), and Miles Jefferson (Carol); as well as 2 daughters, Dana and Jill; 5 grandchildren - Jeremy, Kerry, Tony (Katie), Megan and Alexandra. As well as several great grandchildren - Jackson, Kacey, Rebecca, Sianna, Breelyn, Brooklyn and Johnmagsar. Mom’s last few years have been contentedly peaceful despite spells of pain caused by arthritis and vertigo, sciatica and kidney failure. She was very appreciative of the Northwood home care workers who visited her almost everyday. She had her favourites, she kept telling me... and you folks probably know who you are! A small service will be planned for a later date. Donations to MADD in honour of Sharon’s sister (Junie, as Mom called her) would be very appreciated.