It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Sharalyn Jean Durant on January 8th, 2018. She was born in Star City, Saskatchewan on April 16, 1948.
Shar will always be remembered and cherished by her husband Keith, her son David and his wife Lindsay, their children Daxin, Mavin, Colben and Keslan, her son Raymond and his wife Amanda and their children Mya and Noah. She also leaves to cherish her memory her sisters and brothers and many family members and friends whom she treated as family.
Shar loved her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and kept God first in her life. Her deep-rooted faith brought great comfort and joy to her and to those she loved. Her genuine love for people was evident by how she served others. She worked at KGH bringing love and comfort to everyone with she came in contact. She would take time to stop and pray with people who were in the operating room waiting to go into surgery. Shar was a second mom to so many, always ready with a welcoming hug and an open heart. She took the time to connect at a heart level. Her love extended beyond those in her direct circle to anyone who needed a friend. That network of friends stretches from near and far. Her acceptance and love has touched so many lives.
Shar had health issues all of her life but always remained optimistic about what God had in store for her next. This reality reminds us that every day with her was truly a gift. The last 20 years with her have been some of her best and the healthiest years of her life—they have been priceless. Shar was energetic and strong, unafraid of hard work. She was passionate about traveling and adventure and up for the challenge of trying new things. She didn’t waste a moment along the way and impacted so many people.
Shar cherished her family and spent her time showing that in every way. She was a dedicated and involved wife, mother and grandmother. Some of her happiest moments were picnics at the park, hiking, travelling and just being present with them. Shar’s generosity, hospitality and kindness has made our lives richer.
Despite the challenges of these past few years, her eyes would light up to see those she loved. Never for a moment was she not glad to see you.
Shar—wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend—we love you and cherish our memories with you. We are so thankful for the hope we have through our Saviour’s work on the cross. We will see you again one day.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10:30 am at the Kelowna Gospel Fellowship Church, 3174 Gordon Drive, Kelowna.
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**In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gardom Lake Bible Camp, or sponsor a kid to go to camp. The link is www.gardomlake.ca and click on donate. You are able to say the donation is made in memory of Sharalyn Durant and they will get a tax receipt.
Service: Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10:30 am
Location: Kelowna Gospel Fellowship Church
The service for Sharalyn Jean DURANT is scheduled for Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10:30 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.