Sharon Kathleen Margaret Newell, 62, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at her home in Arborfield. Sharon was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on June 25, 1955 to Dick and Margaret Newell. She was the eldest of three children, the first grandchild in the England family and second in the Newell family. She felt very special to have been the only grandchild to spend time with her Grandma England. Sharon held close to her heart, being the eldest grandchild which afforded her the caretaker role for each and everyone of her cousins and their children. Nothing gave her more joy than family.
Sharon attended Arborfield School and completed her education at the Saskatoon Business College. Sharon held varied jobs throughout her lifetime, from working for the Saskatoon Shopper newspaper, to assistant cook in the oilfield, to care aid, to operating heavy equipment for construction companies and combining her education with her experience to succeed as office manager at different companies. While her last employment was working with Geo Electric of Arborfield, babysitting for family members was her favourite job. Sharon lived in various cities across Saskatchewan and Alberta, settling in her hometown of Arborfield in 2008. Sharon was passionate at all she did. From reading voraciously, crocheting and painting, to being current in politics, she loved life. Sharon was always prepared to enter a conversation on current events and to express her personal positions vehemently. This too was evident in the friendships she gathered in her life's journey. No matter the place, there was always time for a greeting or a visit.
Sharon is survived by her mother Margaret Newell, daughter Rayna (Andrew) Tuft, sister Carmen (Dwight) Thesen, brother Scott (Danielle) Newell. Grandchildren Rowan and Chloe Tuft. Nieces and nephews Perry (Michelle) Thesen, Patrick Thesen, Marci (Kyle) Bergen, Brandt and Julianna Holdt and great nieces and nephews Brady, Mackenzie, Brynn (Thesen) and Mason (Bergen).
Sharon was predeceased by her father Dick Newell (2016).