Sadly, Sharon Butler (Doan) passed away in Penticton Regional Hospital, BC September 7, 2017, following emergency surgery for a fractured hip due to a fall. She had just been relocated to Summerland, BC the week prior to be close to her daughter and family after struggling with the advanced stages of Parkinson’s Plus disease for more than 5 years.
Sharon was born in Trail, BC in 1946 and moved to Kimberley, BC at a young age with her family. She had lived in Prince George, Vancouver, and Victoria before relocating to Winnipeg in 1993 with her husband Don White, where she made many new friends. She spent many years working in the trucking industry and Cable Vision as a manager/supervisor and she loved her work.
Sharon was predeceased by her parents Lloyd and Christabel Doan of Kimberley and her brothers Lloyd, Gary, and Marvin. She is survived by her daughter Tamara (Steven) Almas and grandchildren Liam and Carys of Summerland, daughter Lynn Jordan of Victoria, brother Darrell (Terri) Doan of Cranbrook, sister Marlene (Gordon) Clarke of Prince George, Aunt Joan (John) Best of Victoria, and Aunt Donna Greenwood of Summerland. Also, the 4 sons and families of Don White who all live in Winnipeg: Doug (Lisa) White, Donnie (Janelle) White, David (Nicky) White, Dennis (Jennifer) White, and 9 grandchildren.
Sharon was a very proud lady who was generous and kind and who made new friends easily. Family was very important to her and she treasured her grandchildren. She enjoyed spending her time shopping, cooking, and gardening. She volunteered her time to assist senior ladies living alone. We would like to thank Dr. David Breckman and Dr. Andrew Borys.
A special thank you to Don’s sister Doreen Docking who provided considerable support over many years and to Sharon’s homecare workers, Elizabeth, Lucila, Ailyn, and Andrea for their companionship and to her neighbor friend Pamela Mulrooney. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her as she touched many lives. We will always keep her close in our hearts.
A private family service will be held at a later date in Kimberley, BC.
Those wishing to make a donation can consider Parkinson Society British Columbia, 600-890 West Pender St., Vancouver, BC V6C 1J9. Condolences may be directed to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com 250-494-7752. “Remember me and smile.”