Sharon Nancy May Edwards passed away peacefully with family by her side, at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, on Friday, March 26th, 2021. Age 75 years.

Beloved wife of the late Norman Brian Edwards. Loving mother of Robin and her husband Stephen Verstraten, Kim and her husband Kelly Austin, and Jim Edwards. Dear step mother of Phyllis Fleming (Ken). Special Grandma of Katie (Chris), Brian (Michelle), Robert (Meagan), Samantha, Stephanie, Alyssa (Nick), Lexy, Shelby, and the late Krystal. Adored great grandmother of Victor, Gracyn, Myles, and Baby ‘V’ due to arrive Spring 2021. Dear sister of James (Debbie), Barb, Patti (John), and the late Dawson, David, Herb, and Ed. Forever remembered by her many nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends.

“Keep smiling – just remember the good times!”

As was Sharon’s wish, cremation has taken place.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre (Palliative Care), or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.


Sharon’s love for her family would beam from her eyes and her smile whenever she spoke of any of you. You were all her greatest joy. She will be missed.

-Beverley Hall

Sam and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Sharon was such a wonderful, caring person. While attending Canadore I would see Sharon every morning and I looked forward to our chats (usually about Sam and what crazy antics she was up to!) While working in the community as an RPN, I always tried to schedule my visit with Sharon later in the day so we had more time to sit together chatting and laughing. She amazed me with her positive outlook. I will miss her and will forever cherish the snowman ornament she gave me.

Big hugs, Sam. Xo

-Vanessa Austin

Sharon was a great lady to work with. She loved to laugh and gab. She will be very missed.

-Kathy Crossman

To Comfort You Many thoughts and prayers be with you at this time of sorrow from Tom and Sue

-Tom and Sue Besner

I had the privilege of working with Sharon for many years. Possibly the most kind and gentle soul that I have met. She operated from a place of trying to make things better and helping people in small ways or big ways. Indeed, talking about her family brought her the greatest joy and a huge smile to her face. Sharon made such a difference in so many peoples' lives.
Take care of each other,

-Peter Istvan

I had the good fortune of meeting Sharon when we both worked at Canadore College. She had a work ethic like no other and never expected praise, however, she would be the first to praise anyone who needed it. She touched many hearts.
RIP dear Sharon.

-Barb o’Brien

I'm so sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. She was like a second mom to me during my teenage years, while spending many memories with Jim and the family. My heart and prayers go out to you all during this difficult time.

-Doug Newton

I am so sorry for your loss, We had many great conversations over the years ,, she will be truly missed


Sharon’s beautiful smile is matched by her beautiful soul. Sharon gave so much goodness to this world. Her legacy is her family who loved her as much as she loved them. We are so fortunate to have had Sharon in our lives. Thankfully the memory of Sharon lives on forever. She is so unforgettable. She taught us about strength, resilience and how to care for each other. I wish for Sharon’s family strength and resilience as they care for each other without their Matriarch. I am so sorry for your loss, Valerie Stanley

-Valerie Stanley

I was fortunate to have many interactions with Sharon over the years. First as a school bus driver where she would wait for her grandchildren with her small dog in tow. Sharon always greeted me warmly and her face would light up when her lovely girls bounced cheerfully off the bus. The girls would always hug Sharon then lean down to give greetings to the dog. Never failed to put a smile on my face. Later, I attended Canadore College and Sharon and I would alway chat in the mornings. Mostly about her granddaughters. Sharon never failed to say Hi and ask how I was. This woman made Canadore a great place. She will be missed by this small town.

-Trish Harris