It is with great sadness that we announce that Sharon Whitehead has passed away on January 28, 2015 with her family by her side at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital after a long courageous battle with cancer.
She will be dearly missed by her husband Jim; daughters Holly (Ian) Gourlie, Valerie (John) Gallo, and her much loved grandchildren Adam Whitehead, Kayla Gourlie (Harley Palmer), Amy Gourlie and Cole and Bodie Gallo; her sisters Lorraine (Lorne) Hart, Lynn (Jerry) Horsley, Caroline Aiken (George Beaton) and brothers Ralph (Lynn) Masear, Larry (Adele) McDiramid, Lyle (Shirley) McDiramid as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Sharon was predeceased by her mother Marion McDiramid and her father Raymond Masear and her son Shawn Whitehead.
Cooking and baking were Sharon’s favourite hobbies and many were lucky to sample her projects. She loved playing games and laughing until she cried. She loved Disneyland and Hawaii and she and Jim took their family on many memorable holidays. Anyone that knew Sharon would know how generous and caring she was. She touched many lives and will be missed immensely. Sharon’s circle of friends was large and loving.
We will be holding an open house to celebrate her life at the Montrose Hall (490 9th Ave Montrose, BC) on Monday, February 2, 2015 from
12 – 2pm.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation (Oncology) at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC, V1R 4M1 or online at
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca