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Sharon Diane (Falt) Thomas

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Thomas, Sharon Diane (nee Falt) December 13, 1946-July 5, 2013 a It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved mother, who lost her valiant battle with cancer at the Cowichan District Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was predeceased by her grandson Mikey in 2004. Sharon is survived by her adoring parents Albin and Georgina Falt, husband Leon Smith and her daughters Deanna Schmidt (Ron), Gina Young (Shawn) and Shauna Thomas (Mike Vipond), her "favourite" only brother Bernie Falt, sisters Camille Wright (Rich) and Theresa Bodger (Don). Grandchildren Andrea La, Danielle Schmidt, Kadeyn and Trinity Vipond, and nephews Derek Wright (Diana) and Tyler Wright. Sharon was born in Victoria and by the age of 2 her family set roots in Cowichan Bay, where she spent what she considered a "blessed" Childhood with her partner in crime, her cousin Karleen. She went on to become an LPN, a job that was a perfect fit for such a caring and compassionate woman. She worked at the Cowichan District Hospital and the Gorge Rd. Hospital before moving to the interior finally settling into the rural life of Horsefly, BC some 26 years ago. Sharon became very active and involved in her community. She supported Ducks Unlimited, fundraised for the Fire Department and was an avid participant in the fall fair. Mom's passion was the Horsefly Women's Institute which she was president for the past 10 years. During her years in Horsefly, she amassed an amazing network of friends. Mom loved animals and flowers of any kind but her greatest love was her grandchildren. Gramms was an accomplished gardener and extremely artistic. She was also a generous and loving woman who was fiercely loyal and protective of those she loved. Her keen sense of humour helped sustain us through the most trying of times, especially the past few months. She died as she lived, with grace, wit and a minimum of fuss. We will be eternally grateful for the loving care provided by Dr. Bass, Dr. Pewarchuk, Dr. Wilson, Intern Jessie and the second floor nursing staff at Cowichan District Hospital. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday July 13, 2013 at 12:00 pm at St. Edward's Church, 2085 Maple Bay Rd. Reception to follow. Being that Mom was never one for formalities, please dress in what you are most comfortable. Purple is encouraged, as that was her favourite colour. Condolences at www.hwwallacecbc.com
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Published in Cowichan Valley Citizen from July 10 to July 11, 2013
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