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December 24, 1947 — July 5, 2022

Sharon Stephen passed away peacefully surrounded by family on July 5, 2022, in Kelowna, BC.

She is survived by Fred, her loving husband of 54 years, children Heather (David) Cumming, Diana (Polly) Stephen, and her grandchildren Taylor, Paige, and Ella Cumming. Sharon was predeceased by her parents William and Catherine, and brother Kenneth Stables.

Sharon was born and raised in Victoria, BC. She grew up in the James Bay area and told stories of climbing trees on the parliament building grounds as a child. Her upbringing in a diverse community instilled in her a lifelong belief in equality and fair treatment for all. She met Fred while working at The Bank of Montreal, and they married in 1968. They moved to the Okanagan in 1969 where they made their home and raised their family in the Valley.

She will be remembered as being kind, humorous and intelligent. Her inspirational attitude and ability to adapt helped her to thrive for 50 years in spite of her MS diagnosis as a young mother. Sharon was a swimmer, winning a medal in the BC games. She loved horses and horseback riding.

The family would like to thank the staff of Mountainview Village and Brandt’s Creek Mews for their exceptional care and devotion.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at 1:00 pm, at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC, with a reception to follow. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

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Saturday, July 23, 2022, at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC

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The service for STEPHEN, Sharon is scheduled for Saturday, July 23, 2022, at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC


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  • Jean Bigler says:

    My sincere sympathy to Fred and family so sorry to hear about Sharon passing she was a beautiful woman always so cheerful she will be missed

  • Trapper (Patty) Graves-Lalor says:

    My deepest sympathies to Fred, Heather and Diana. Sharon was just the best cousin. I remember Mum and I spending time with her and Uncle Bill in Victoria, and when I’ve visited in Kelowna. She never let her MS or her rheumatoid arthritis defeat her spirit, always upbeat and happy on the phone. If there’s a heaven, I know she’s there.

  • Penny McConachie says:

    My deepest sympathy on Sharon’s passing. She was a brave and engaging lady who will be greatly missed.

  • Shelley Voyer says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Heather, Di and Family. Your mom lived with such dignity and she leaves behind a beautiful legacy.
    Sending you all my love and strength.
    Love, Shell

    • Carla MacDonald says:

      My condolences to Fred, Diana and Heather and families.
      Meeting you all was great joy. Sharon was a inspiration.

  • Kathy Rogers says:

    Allie has passed on the very sad news about Sharon. Although we haven’t seen her for many years, Jim and I will always remember her positive attitude and courageous spirit. We send our deepest sympathies to you, Fred, Heather and Diana .
    Jim and Kathy Rogers

  • Linda DaCosta says:

    So sorry for your great loss Fred and beautiful daughters Heather & Diana. Words will never fill the space Sharon leaves behind. May she rest easy. Sending hugs and much love your way now and always.

  • Peggy Piekema (MacDonald) says:

    Condolences to Fred and family! Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. Peggy and Darrell Piekema

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