Sharron Rose Seidel

December 16, 1942 – February 25, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our wife and mother Sharron Rose Seidel on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the age of 73 years, with her family by her side. Sharron passed peacefully after complications due to a stroke.

Sharron was born on December 16, 1942 in Kentville, Nova Scotia to Victor and Leona Hatfield. In 1953 Sharron and her family moved from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia to Calgary, Alberta eventually moving into their house on 14th Avenue. Not long after, Sharron’s true love, Horst, moved into the house next door and love took over. In 1959 dad worked up the courage to ask mom out and on February 3, 1961 they were married. In 1962 they were blessed with the birth of their daughter Cheryl, followed by their son Ed in 1963. In 1975 the family moved to Nanaimo, BC where Sharron and Horst became active in five-pin bowling where they made hundreds of friends. Sharron studied and received a diploma in Gerontology from Malaspina College, and then held numerous positions in the clothing industry; her last being the manager of Pennington’s. After, Sharron followed Horst into retirement where they spent time going on trips to his various bowling tournaments, to Las Vegas and a dream trip to Hawaii. Sharron was preceded in death by her daughter Cheryl, father and mother, Victor and Leona Hatfield, her sister Victoria, father and mother-in-law Werner and Herta Seidel, and in-laws Karl and Emmie Seidel.

Sharron is survived by her husband Horst; her son and his family, Ed Seidel, Lucy, grandsons Graeme and Connor, and granddaughter Gabrielle; grandson Duncan Newman; her sister Mary Torres and her husband Duarte and niece Renata; in-laws Greta Moch (Gert, deceased), Charlotte Lukewich (Al, deceased), Heinz and Hanna Seidel, and Klaus and Peggy Seidel, and her numerous beloved nieces and nephews

The family would like to thank all of the nurses and volunteers in the Nanaimo Hospital Palliative Care unit for their caring and compassion. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Telford’s Funeral Home, 595 Townsite Road, Nanaimo, BC on March 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC, the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC, or a children’s charity of your choice.

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