KOOPMANS, Sharon (Nee Heggelund)
Sharon Koopmans (nee Heggelund) went to be with the Lord on July 14, 2016 at the age of 62. Survived by her loving husband John Koopmans, daughters: Charlotte Defehr (Darren Olsen) and Brandie Koopmans; son Kornel (Ainslie); grandchildren Noah, Taylor, Connor, Bailey, Whyatt, Lain, Justin, Holden and Maximilian; sister Veronica Brown (Gary); brothers Lionel (Colleen) Heggelund, Aubrey (Esther) Heggelund, Ashley (Dorothy) Heggelund; and her father, Lavern Heggelund. Sharon was predeceased by her mother Mona Heggelund. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC with Malcolm and Donna Petch officiating. In Sharon’s delightful memory, please come to her celebration of life dressed in bright colors! Sharon was born in Hythe, Alberta. Her family moved to Smithers in 1968 where she met John at a High School Dance and he swept her off her feet. They married in 1971 and have been dancing and laughing together ever since. They raised a family in Kamloops BC for 16 years finally settling in Kelowna for the last 26 years. During her 26 years in Kelowna Sharon excelled in the retail industry including owning 2 businesses: Maid in the Okanagan and iHem (clothing alteration). The last 8 years of her battle with Cancer was spent travelling, reconnecting with old friends, enjoying a glass of wine or two with John on the shores of Okanagan Lake and taking every opportunity to spend time with her grandchildren. Her loving heart, bright spirit and beautiful smile will be missed by her many family members and friends whom were just like family to her. Special thanks to Dr. Derek Adam as well as the nurses and staff at the Central Okanagan Hospice House for taking such amazing care of Sharon these last few weeks… In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice House at 2035 Ethel St, V1Y 2Z6, Kelowna BC. For those wishing watch the live streaming of the service you may do so by clicking the live stream link below. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”
The service for KOOPMANS, Sharon (Nee Heggelund) is scheduled for Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.